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The Psychro Cave, also known as the Diktaean Cave, is the place where the infant Zeus was born and nursed by Amalthea. It was the site of a sanctuary, and human figurines found there during archaeological exploration show that it was in use as a burial site and place of worship since the Minoan times. Take a tour with an expert guide to learn all about the secrets and legends of the cave!
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Guided Tours

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Winery Tour & Tasting, Lasithi Plateau and Psychro Cave
Visit an award-winning winery and taste a selection of fine Cretan wines on this full-day tour. Take the scenic route to the Plateau of Lasithi, known for its windmills and climb up to the Cave of Psychro, where according to mythology, Zeus was raised.
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Crete: Land Rover Safari Through Katharo Plateau
Discover the plateaus of central Crete and ancient paths rich in diverse flora and fauna. Ride over the beautiful mountains, stop in idyllic little towns and visit the birthplace of Zeus.
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Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)
Definitively one of our best off road-experience in Crete. Explore the mountains and the plateau, visit one of the hotspots, the Cave Zeus. Enjoy the view. Off road in the inlands of Crete.This amazing tour takes you to the inlands of Crete. Through the mountains and the biggest forest on the island. Along the old Minoan paths and civilizations to the unknown Crete. Pure Nature, wild landscapes and breathtaking views. On the highest part of our trip you can even see the Aegean sea in the north and the Lybian sea at the south. One more highlight on your tour is the place where we will serve your lunch. Far away from civilization you will be able to meet our local host and feel what Cretan hospitality really means. On this safari tour you will discover the real Crete. Meet the local people and discover that time truly stopped in some places.inclusive: Land Rover Discovery with air condition, experienced driver, refreshments/water and Cretan lunch.
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General Information

Opening Hours:

In winter the cave is open to visitors from 8 am to 3 pm, and in summer the cave is open from 8 am to 8 pm. The cave is closed on January 1, March 25, May 1, Easter Sunday, December 25, and December 26. On other holidays the opening hours may be reduced.


Tickets cost €6 or €3 for those entitled to a reduced price ticket. Entry is free for EU citizens over the age of 65, students, and visitors under the age of 18.


Psychro Cave
720 52 Crete

How to get there:

The easiest way to reach the Psychro Cave is to drive, and there is car parking available at the site.
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