Σπηλια του Νεστορος

Spílio tou Nestóros - Nestor's Cave


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Location: Messina, Peloponnese.
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Description

From the Vo´dhokiliá dunes a path ascends to the cave and then more steeply up to the castle. This is an impressive bat cave with a hole in the roof which is whimsically identified as the grotto where, according to the Odyssey, Nestor and Neleusa kept their cows, and in which Hermes hid Apollo's cattle. It is possible that the cave sparked Homer's imagination, for this area is reckoned by archaeologists to have been, in the Mycenean-era, the harbour of King Nestor.


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


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