Σπηλαιο Τωυ Βαθυ

Spilaio tou Vathis - Cave of Vathis - Dhaskalió - Daskalio Cave


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Location: Near Kefala, Kalymnos.
Eastern coast, northern end of the bay of Rina, the port of Vathis.
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Dimension: A=12 m asl,
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Address: Municipality Tourist Office, Municipality of Kalymnos, Pothia, Kalymnos PC 85200, Dodecanese, Tel: +30-22430-29299. E-mail:
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Description

Σπηλαιο Τωυ Βαθυ (Cave of Vathis), also named Σπήλαιο Δασκαλιό (Daskalio Cave), is located near Vathis, the main village of the second fertile valley on Kalymnos. It is best reached by boeat from Vathis harbour, there is a popular boat trip to the stalactite cave of Dhaskalió. The cave was inhabited in Neolithic times and finds include flints, pottery and bones. It was also used as a place of worship during Bronze Age, the Middle Minoan and Late Minoan Period. From this time pottery shards were discovered. There is a staircase of stone steps, which leads down into the main chamber from the entrance. This chamber is 25 m long and 12 m wide.