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Cave of Zeus, Crete

The Cave of Zeus is one of Crete’s most historical attractions, holding an incredibly significant place in Greek history. It is believed to be the cave where Zeus, the Greek god, was hidden as an infant from his father, Cronus.

Located high in the mountains of Anogia, the Cave of Zeus is a must-see for those interested in Greek mythology and history. Be warned that it is quite a trek to the cave from the car park, so those with walking difficulties or young children may have problems accessing it.

Inside the cave, you can descend very deep underground with the assistance of steps and handrails. The inside is lit to reveal colourful stalactites and stalagmite. The cave has been remarkably well preserved and despite being one of Crete’s biggest tourist attractions, retains all the mystery and intrigue that has been present for thousands of years.