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Melidoni Cave
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Position
Rethimno, 740 52
Telefon+30 694 156 1261
Webbplatsmelidoni.gr
Drifttimmar statusStängt · Öppnar Thursday 8:00 AM
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Valia
Valia
January 15, 2019
In the village of Melidoni you will find the Melidoni Caves, where there is a number of very impressive stalactites and stalagmites. In 1823 the Ottoman army besieged the caves where approximately 370 inhabitants, mainly women and children, were hiding. Under the orders of Hussein Bay, the entrance…
Kostas
Kostas
October 23, 2018
Melidoni Cave is very important due to the archaeological findings, some of which are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Rethymnon. Moreover, the cave has played a tragic role in the history of Cretan revolution against the Turks, in 1824.
Christina
Christina
July 28, 2018
Melidoni Cave, about 2km outside the village of Melidoni, has an eerie beauty and carries heavy, historical significance. A place of worship since neolithic times, it became the site of a nasty massacre in 1824 under the Turkish occupation when 370 villagers and 30 soldiers sought refuge here from…
Menelaos
Menelaos
May 30, 2018
According to mythology Talos lived here, a prehistoric giant robot that Zeus gave to King Minos as a present to protect the island of Crete by crossing it from side to side with just a few steps. Also it was a place of martyrdom during the turkish occupation of the island of Crete.
Argiro
Argiro
October 30, 2016
MELIDONI CAVE(alternatively referred to as Gerospelios or Gerondospelios)is situated 2km northwest of Mylopotamos village in Rethymnon.Aside from the speleological interest it presents(it contains stalagmites,stalactites and columns)the cave was reportedly a place of worship of the mythical bronze…