Exploring Nature during Sailing Holidays in Greece
Greece has more than 8,500 caves, many of them unexplored. A significant number of these caves were used as hermitages, while in later times they housed churches and monasteries. Those caves have a great history as they were used as hideouts during battles, as cave Papanikolis on Meganisi. One of the most spectacular caves in Greece is Diros Caves near to Mani.
The Caves of Frachti is a mysterious place, where you will find one of the top routes in Greece. It consists of some huge caves above the sea, but if you penetrate through the enormous caverns to the last chamber, a steep slab 25m high allows you to climb out into the entrance.
Panagia Arkoudiotissa Cave or Arkoudospilios (Bear Cave) is located about 2 kilometers north of famous Gouverneto Monastery. The cave is famous for a stalagmite that looks like a crouching bear, and hence the name of the cave Arkoudospilios.