Crete Sights

Cave of Psychro

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 09/04/2014

Fodor's Review

This impressive, stalactite-rich cavern is one of a few places in Crete that claim to be the birthplace of Zeus, king of the gods, and where he was reared in secret, out of reach of his vengeful father, Kronos. Approach the cave, once a Minoan sanctuary and now the plateau's most popular tourist attraction, on a short path from the large parking lot on foot or by donkey (a rather uncomfortable experience).

Sight Information


Near village of Psychro, Lasithi, Crete, 72100, Greece


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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • July and Aug., daily 8–7; Sept.–June, daily 8:30–3

Updated 09/04/2014


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