The Chryssospilia Cave
Chryssospilia is an impressive natural monument, associated with several local legends. Situated on the north-eastern side of the island, it lies ten metres above the sea and remains, as yet, unexplored.
Remnants of human sceletons, broken vases and a Roman cistern have been found in the numerous chambers of the cave which is considered to have possibly been a place of worship where coming-of-age rituals took place around the 4th century BC
Hundreds of ancient names and surnames were discoverd by archeologists a few years ago. This makes Chryssospilia a unique specimen of its kind in Greece.
The cave can only be approached by sea in conditions of complete calm. It must be noted that it is not open to the public: in order to visit it you will need a special permit from the Community, as excavations are still in progress.
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