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Zoniana cave

Zoniana
(Greek: Ζωνιανά) is a town and a former municipality in the Rethymno regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Mylopotamos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 1,578 (2001).z


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Diktaion  Antro


f The Diktaion Cave is located on Northern   side of  the mountain Dicti in Crete, above   the     village  of Psychro in the municipality   of   Lassithi Plateau  Crete, at an altitude of   1020m.   It is considered  one of the most   important   internationally known  caves   with   great   mythological  and  archaeological   interest.     There   Rhea,   hidden  from the fury   of Saturn   begat   Zeus.
 The cave has garnered the interest of many Greek and foreign archaeologists who have occasionally excavate inside. Findings Neolithic, Minoan, Late Minoan, Geometric, Archaic,Classical,Hellenistic and Roman demonstrate continuous use by humans,mainly for religious purposes.
The cave has an area of ​​2,200 sqm and can be visited. The total length of the tourist route is 250 m Inside there is a rich decoration of stalactites, stalagmites and a scenic lake.
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Skotinou Cave

The Skotino cave (Greek: σπήλαιο Σκοτεινού) is one of the largest and more impressive caves among the many caves found in Crete.
The cave lies high on a hill northwest of the village of Skotino, a few kilometers inland south of Gouves. It is also known as Agia Paraskevi cave from the church dedicated to Saint Paraskevi built on top of it. The cave is 160 meters deep and 36 meters wide. The first archaeological examination on the site were carried out by Arthur Evans, the well-known British archaeologist who unearthed and partially restored Knossos in the early 20th century. A more comprehensive exploration was carried out by French and Greek archaeologists in the 1960s. They found a considerable number of bronze and ceramic votive offerings, the oldest of them dating from the earliest Minoan periods, suggesting the cave was an important sacred shrine dedicated to a female fertility deity, presumably Britomartis. The cave was still used in Classical Greek and Roman eras, when the fertility goddess Artemis or her Roman equivalent Diana replaced the Minoan deity.
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Ideon Antro
idian cave

Idaion Andron, lies on the slopes of Mount Idi in which, according to legend, Zeus was born by Rea.
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