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Awe in the face of magic time has created in nature

Beneath stone-filled, towering Mani, one of the most impressive sites in Greece with its rich history and captivating beauty, lies a fascinating treasure of hundreds of thousands of years.

Visit Diros Caves and follow the path of sea water, which slowly penetrates cracks of limestone rock, leaving in its path hundreds of small caves, stalactites and stalagmites.

There, below sea level, the serene and imposing acoustics of the cave and the magical play of light with stone crystals are the ingredients for an amazing experience that remains with visitors forever.

Inside this natural and historical monument, the largest deposit of hippopotamus bones in Europe have been found, as well as ceramics that are indicative of human presence. Its greatest depth, in areas not included on the tourist route, reaches 80 meters.

The cave is located on the west coast of the Laconian Peninsula, in Ormos of Diros, 15 minutes from Aeropolis. It is open to the public, offering organized tours on a route with a total length of 1,500 meters of which the first 1,200 are lake and crossed by boat. The route lasts 25 minutes.

It is an ideal destination for a day trip from the nearby areas, which can be combined with a swim on the beach, with a free sun lounge and umbrella for guests. There is also a refreshment room and a shop for souvenirs and gifts.

You can discover Diros Caves virtually here.

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    The cave is open all year round. Opening hours vary depending on the season. See in detail the opening hours.

    Access to the cave is by road through Sparta, following the road to Areopolis or via Kalamata, passing through Itilo