Holiday.gr
November 18, 2017
Greek Greek Uk English
Home Page
 
Welcome
Login to add reviews, pages or discuss trips. If you're not already a member, you may register for free.
Username:

Password:

Remember me
[Forgot your password?]
MAP OF GREECE
Other Areas
+ LEFKADA
+ PAXI
+ KEFALONIA
+ CORFU
+ ITHAKI
+ ZAKYNTHOS
+ KYTHIRA
Top Destinations
+ KOS
360 view Panoramic


 
GREECE > IONIAN > KEFALONIA > DROGARATI CAVE
DROGARATI CAVE
Drogorati Cave is one the most important caves in Greece.
It is located at an altitude of 120 meters, in the area of Haliotatis and 3 kilometers from Sami.

The cave was discovered 300 years ago when part of it crashed after a strong earthquake, which revealed its current admission. Drogorati dates back over 100 million years.
The speleologists have noticed that the cave has an extension, which is not accessible. This means that it is likely to communicate with other caves in the area.
The grand central hall has dimensions over 60m length, 40m width and 20 meters height. The Cave is 60 meters under the surface, it has a temperature of 18 degrees and 90% humidity.
Initially, the cave was used by the Chaliotatis community, under the supervision of the speleologist Mrs. Petrochilou. From 1963 the cave is open to the public all year round.

The cave’s interior enchants all visitors. It has many stalactites, which hang from the ceiling and create unique formations. Drogorati has also many stalagmites which start from the ground. The stalagmites were created by the rainwater, which penetrates and corrodes the rock, depositing its components at the edge of the stalactite.
A stalactite grows about one centimeter every hundred years. Unfortunately many stalactites are cut, some because of earthquakes and others from human errors which destroy these unique natural sculptures.
Many musical and other events are organized at the grand central Hall, which is called Sala of Apotheosis.
OTHER ARTICLES
KATAVOTHRES
KOUNOPETRA
HOW TO GO
LOCAL PRODUCTS
AGIOFIDA
USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS
AGIOS GERASIMOS
THE FORTRESS OF ASSOU
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENTS
MONASTERIES
THE FORTRESS OF SAINT GEORGE
MUSEUMS
HISTORY
NATIONAL PARK OF AINOS
ABOUT KEFALONIA
DROGARATI CAVE
Been to KEFALONIA ? Share your experiences!
[Upload photo]
Add Review [Reviews Guidelines]
Only registered Holiday members may write reviews. Register.
 
TOP 50 HOTELS
Videos
 
24 Kapodistriou Str., 185 31 Piraeus Greece,
Phone: +30 210 4101130, Fax: +30 210 4101132,
E - mail: info@holiday.gr
Holiday.gr Β© Copyright 2004 - 2017