Kamares Cave is located on the southern slope of Mount Ida (Psiloritis) at around 1524 meters. A great part of it is through a wooded area with 3-4 springs of water and rewarding views to Messara plains and Libyan Sea; if the weather is good then you may see the island of Gavdos far into the sea. The first excavations in the cave began in 1913. Archaeologists have discovered thousands of items of ceramics: These were vases, amphorae, and bowls. The pieces of pottery found here are very thin and delicate decorated with bright colours on a black background. They are dated back at 1700 BC and you can see them in Heraklion Archaelogical Museum.