Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cave of the Nymphs, Kefalonia

One of the main attractions on the Ionian island of Kefalonia is Melissani Cave, The Cave of the Nymphs. It is a unique cave structure, located underground, near the town of Sami. The waters reach 39 metres. Its stalactites date back 16.000 to 20.000 years. In the cave one finds a small island. Melissani has been the site of several excavations, which have brought to light a number of finds, most of them from the 3rd and 4th centuries BC, attesting to a cult of the God Pan. A number of female figures have also been found, the famous Nymphs. The colour of the waters changes according to the sunlight that falls through the giant whole, which revealed this underground lake to the ancient Greeks. 

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