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Karaftu Caves, The Mysterious Lair of Hercules in Western Iran

The Caves of Karaftu are a magnificent spectacle formed by both nature and human activity over the course of millennia.

Five of the Most Staggering Caves Worth Exploring on the Island of Crete

There are hundreds of caves scattered around the Greek island of Crete -- and all of them are worth a visit, either for their natural features or for the history they hold within them. Many of the caves are open...

Exploring the Magical River Cave of Maara in Drama, Greece

When you arrive at the entrance of the Cave of Maara you will be enchanted by ancient platanus trees lining the Aggitis river.

Greek Leper Colony Turned into Airbnb Accommodations for Adventurous Travelers

A series of caves on Crete used from the 18th century to the mid-20th century to quarantine people with leprosy (Hansen's Disease) are now being refurbished to be offered as short-term Airbnb rentals for tourists. Manolis Giannadakis bought five of...

Famous Speleologists Explore Corfu's Stunning Caves

The famous Dutch speleologist René van Vliet and his team recently explored more than fifteen caves in Corfu in a span of less than 25 days. The caving team was comprised of famous speleologists and forestologists from across Europe, including...

Homeless People Living in Caves

After a journey on the streets and mountains of Attica, the reporters of Euronews found a shocking number of homeless people living in mountain caves due to the prolonged crisis in Greece over the last 5 years. The journalists spoke...

Matala Festival 2: Crete Welcomes Hippies of the World Once More

Do you know Matala? Because hippies love it and that's the perfect reason why Crete plans the Matala Festival 2! The myth of Matala appears to be alive and it is expected that the famous caves will be full again. In the 60's...