Transfer from Gythion by motorcoach to the Diros Cave, where you’ll board small fishing boats for a scintillating exploration of Diros, one of Greece’s earliest inhabited locations since Neolithic times. Abandoned in 4 BC after an earthquake, the caves were rediscovered around 1895 and explored extensively in 1949 by the husband-and-wife speleology team of Anna and Yiannis Petrocheilou.
Side chambers, also with stalagmites and stalactites, open off the central cave and are reached through a maze of corridors. During expeditions, archaeologists have found weapons, stone and bone tools, Neolithic pottery, rock paintings and complete human skeletons. During the ancient earthquake, large boulders were dislodged, blocking the mouth of the cave, and its inhabitants were subsequently trapped and starved to death.
After the tour, you’ll enjoy free time for sightseeing and shopping before transferring back to Gythion.
Please note: To visit the cave you will board small fishing boats and the Diros cave visit involves walking on a slippery path, as well as moderate to heavy walking overall. Passengers with physical limitations, breathing problems, or claustrophobia are requested to take this into consideration. Please wear casual and comfortable clothing and footwear.