KALAVRYTA

Cave of the Lakes

A Mysterious work of Nature, next to Kalavryta!

Explore the legendary “Cave of the Lakes” in the village Kastria (in Achaia), only 17 km far from Kalavryta. Wander around its mysterious galleries and multicolour chambers, and admire impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations. What makes this cave quite unique is an unusual formation of cascading lakes that form three different levels within its mouth!

The cave's explored length is 1,980 meters. Enter the cave through an artificial tunnel that leads you directly to the second floor, whose sight is truly awe-inspiring. Human fossils as well as fossils of a variety of animals (among which a hippopotamus) were found at the cave's lower floor.

During winter time, when the snow melts, the cave is transformed into a subterranean river with natural waterfalls. In the summer, part of the cave dries up revealing stone basins and dams up to 4m in height. The 13 lakes inside the cave retain the rest of the water. Try to cross the small suspension bridges that will take you from lake to lake.

After a long day of downhill skiing on the slopes of Mt. Helmos, enrich your travel experiences with a visit to this mysterious work of nature. Just be careful not to get lost in its labyrinth of corridors!