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Mikro and Megalo Katofygi Cave
Category: Cave
Prefecture: Lassithi
Address: Sitia
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Mikro and Megalo Katofygi Cave


The village Agios Georgios, is located 14 km away from Sitia on the Sitia-Makrigialos-Ierapetra road. Anyone interested in caves should not fail to visit the Micro Katofygi cave (425 m above sea level) north-west of the village on the slopes of the hill of Mandiliou Plai. 

It was inhabited in ancient times and sherds of the Early Minoan period were found inside, as well as the bones of humans and other mammals.

The cave consists of a small chamber from which a sloping gallery descends some 40 m into the hillside, with many naturally decorative features, and hollows filled with water. Not far away is the Megalo Katofygi cave. It has an opening 3,20 m wide and consists of two chambers, the first of which is 24 m deep and 12 m wide and the second 42 m deep and 11 m wide. The second chamber has four bays in one of which there is a big pool of water. The entire course inside of the cave is almost 100m.From the book "Sitia", N.Papadakis, Archaeologist,1983

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