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Melissani Cave

Melissani Cave

The Greek island of Kefalonia is very popular thanks to its rich cultural heritage and nature. Perhaps the most incredibly beautiful natural attraction of the island is a cave of the underground lake Melissani, located on the east coast not far from the town of Sami. According to an ancient legend, nymphs used to live in the cave, which got its name in honour of one of them.

Melissani is an underground flooded cave, which is about 20.000 years old. The earthquake destroyed the dome of the cave, and now sunlight reaches the lake. As a result amazing colours fill the underworld attracting visitors with its indescribable beauty. The lake is unique due to the fact that it consists of fresh and salt water. In the cave, there is a tunnel and a boat dock for a journey across expanses of the amazing underground reservoir.


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