Koutouki Cave is located on the eastern slope of Mount Ymittos, outside the town of Peania. It was discovered by accident ... More
Koutouki Cave is located on the eastern slope of Mount Ymittos, outside the town of Peania. It was discovered by accident several years ago, when a goat fell into the cave through a hole in its roof. The shepherd climbed in to rescue the animal and discovered one of Europe's most beautiful caves. Nowadays, visitors can enter the cave through a tunnel to admire the impressive stalagmites and stalactites. A guided tour of the cave starts every 30 minutes. It can be reached from the city center by car in an hour.
I have visited cave Koutouki several times within the past three (3) years on my own and with friends, and each time I was left speechless by this amazing cave! I could not believe seeing what is being hidden inside the mountain Ymmitos. It is amazing and is worth visiting!
The exciting though fairly short hairpin road from the foot of the mountain to the cave with stunning views of the plain below on the way was nothing compared to the amazing sights within the cave.
It was interesting and fun for all ages from toddlers to grandads. The tour guide was bilingual which added to the visit though you did not need words to be enthralled by what nature had created under this mountainside.
Really worth a visit.
Its a very well organised tour of the cave. The guide speaks Greek and English and gives a thorough description of the history of the cave as well as pointing out some interesting rock formations.
Temperature inside is a constant 17 degrees C inside so great for a hot or very cold day.
I visited the Koutouki Cave today and was very surprised by what I found. It was amazing! I had a guided tour which was very helpful. I found the entire site incredibly organized from the paved pathways to the light and sound show at the end of the tour. It closes at 4 and the last tour is at 3:45. When driving there the road signs can be confusing but just ask the locals for directions. You must visit this spectacular natural wonder. Greece constantly surprises me by its beauty.
caves seem to closed since a while; no explanation is offered; a sign, exclusively in Greek, mentions a project from 2007 till 2013. Does this mean the caves will be closed untill 2013?. A word of explanation in the village would be nice, in order to avoid driving all the way up to the site.
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