The Lake Cave is located near Kastria in the Achaea prefecture and the natural entrance still visible today from the road to Kastria, was discovered by locals in 1964 who entered the cave by the use of a wooden ladder. After entering the cave they discovered the first lake on a higher level. A greek legend and a passage by Pausanias verify that both the cave and its entrance were known since antiquity.
A year later, the second level of the Lake Cave was systematically explored by the Hellenic Alpine Club under the supervision of paleontologist Professor J.Melendis and the Hellenic Speleologic Society under Anna Petrocheilou. The third level of the Lake Cave is still being explored and therefore is not open for the public. A significant discovery of 300.000 years old hippopotamus bones was made at the entrance level by Professor Melendis. Moreover 100.000 year old deer bones were discovered as well as parts of a human sceleton in poor condition not as old as the previous discoveries.
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Zucca (8) 2014-02-26 12:20
Your note is very interesting, amazing view over the well enlighted stalactites, good colors too !
Have a nice evening,
papagolf21 (103764) 2014-02-27 4:13
La nature nous réserve bien des surprises, cette photo témoigne la beauté insoupçonnée des lieux insolites.
La réalisation est de toute beauté.
jhm (155264) 2014-03-07 3:43
Congratulations for your 250th picture, I found these picture with coincidence.
Colours and structure make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, excellent captured.
Nice picture with pleasant colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,