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The cave Melissani in Kefalonia, Greece

Crystal clear cool waters of Melissani Lake on a very hot day

The story of a cave with a huge underground lake and a small island in the middle and trees to act as its crown. It is an island of Greece and it could only be the cave of the Nymphs, the mythical daughters of Zeus (or Uranus), protectors of nature.

Crystal clear cool waters of Melissani Lake on a very hot day

Crystal clear cool waters of Melissani Lake on a very hot day

The cave Melissani on the island of Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands which is located off the coast of north-western Greece was discovered or rather rediscovered in 1951 and since then it has been a destination for scholars, cavers and also for tourists for which they have created an artificial access.

Melissani Lake

Melissani Lake

It is a real geological phenomenon; the cave and underground lake Melissani are within walking distance from Sami, the main port of the island. It is open every day from 8.30 to 19.40.

The cave of the Nymphs

The cave of the Nymphs

Photo 1: Ruth x, Photo 2: Sam Cartsos,Photo 3: Ben Lucas-Lee

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