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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. Population 1,578 (2001).
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.Visit Crete.Visit Diktaion Antro
The Skotino cave (Greek: σπήλαιο Σκοτεινού) is one of the largest and more impressive caves among the many caves found in Crete.
Idaion Andron, lies on the slopes of Mount Idi in which, according to legend, Zeus was born by Rea.
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Dikti or Dicte (Greek: Δίκτη) (also Lasithiotika Ori, Greek: Λασιθιώτικα Όρη) is a mountain range on the east of the island of Crete in the regional unit of Lasithi. On the west it extends to the regional unit of Heraklion. According to the Greek Mythology, Zeus was reared on this mountain in a cave called Dictaeon Andron (Psychro Cave). On the north of the main massif, the plateau of Lasithi is located. Read more
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