Σπηλια Επτα Παρθενα

Spilia Epta Parthena - Cave of the Seven Virgins - Cave of the Nymphs


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Location: Island Kalymnos. To the south west, on the slopes of Mt Flaskias, close to Pothia. Only 1km from Kalymnos.
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Classification:  Karst cave.
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Dimension: L=24m.
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History


Description

The name, Cave of the Seven Virgins, bases on a story about seven maidens who, threatened with capture by pirates, took refuge in the cave and were never seen again.

In this cave several objects, most likely offerings, have been excavated. They are now on display in the archaeological Museum of Kalymnos. It seems the cave was a place of worship for the Seven Virgins in antiquity.

The cave has a huge entrance portal and two chambers, one 14m long and one 10m long. Unfortunatley continuing landslides make a visit to the cave dangerous, and visitors should be very carefull. Some sources tell, the cave was closed, which seems to be an attempt to keep people away to protect cave and visitors.


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