Greece is just beautiful and interesting underground, as it is above. According to the Hellenic Speleological Society, there are more than 8,500 caves scattered throughout Greece, but only a few of them are open to visitors. Some of them have been used as places of worships for thousands of years, while others were used by villagers to hide from enemies during the centuries. In ancient times, people used to live in these caves and important archaeological findings have come to light. These natural hollows have been formed by the effects of earthquakes and water erosion on rocks over the milleniums. Every cave in Greece has its own story, and each one is more fascinating than the one before. Filled with charm and mystery, caves invite us to explore them. To help you better plan your next outdoor experience, we have collected Greece’s best caves for you. Here, we will take a look at the most beautiful caves in Greece, both on the land and at sea, which have recognized worldwide for their geological importance and historic interest.
29/06/2023 The Cave of Petralona in Halkidiki and Cave Theopetra in Thessaly remain temporarily closed due to works.