Τρυπας Κεφαλας

Trypas Kefalas - Cave of Kefala - Kefalas


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Location: Near Kefala, Kalymnos.
Southern coast, on the way from Kefala to St. Aikaterini monastry.
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History


Description

A popular trip is to hire one of the Póthia-based fishing boats and visit to the cave of Kefála just west of Vlyhádhia. This is the most impressive of half a dozen caverns around the island. You have to walk thirty minutes from where the boats dock, but the vividly coloured formations repay the effort; the cave was inhabited before recorded history, and later served as a sanctuary for Zeus, who is doubtfully identified with a particularly imposing stalagmite in the largest of the six chambers.


Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.


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