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Agia Paraskevi Cave

Northwest of Skotino village and after a route of approximately 2 km you will see Aghia Paraskevi cave. The cave's length in sectional view is 170 m and extends over 2.500 sq. m. Its touristic route is 40 m. Scientists have not systematically excavated the cave but after some studies it was revealed that during the Minoan period it was place of worship.

After its entrance you will see a great chamber called “Megas Naos" (Great Temple) (130m long, 33m wide and 30m high) where you will be amazed by its stalactites and stalagmites. Afterwards there is a descent of 6m leading to “Aditon”. This is an underground chamber with dimensions 15x8x3 m. This rising pathway leads again to the first chamber but from different entrance. Between Vomos and Aditon is a pathway (12m long and 1,5-2,5m wide) leading to “Ethousa Latrias” (chamber of worship) (12x12x14m) that looks like a vault and has an amazing natural decoration. After going up for 4m you will enter "Ethousa Prosefchis" (chamber of pray) and after that you will see a small narrow chamber (locals call it "Ekklisaki" - small church). The descent to Adito is not advised as apart from its difficulty, its floor is a shelter for cave crickets and other cave animals which can feel threatened by human presence.

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