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    Stop At: Melidoni Cave, Melidoni, Crete Greece

    Now back to mythology Talos lived here, a prehistoric giant robot that Zeus gave to King Minos as a present to protect the island of Crete by crossing it from side to side with just a few steps! The cave’s history goes back to the late Neolithic period, as indicated by the various Neolithic tools and items found inside it. During the middle Minoan period (2100 – 1600 B.C) the cave was a worship site, probably of some female deity.

    Among the findings is a double copper axe was found dating back to this period. During the Roman period the cave was used as a sanctuary of “Taleos Hermes” and sacrifices were performed here to honor him. The cave was actually a significant sacred site in the region, as it was situated on the “crossroad” of three great ancient cities: Axos, Eleftherna and Grivilon.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tsika Lario, Margarites, Crete 74052 Greece

    Learn all about traditional pottery.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    Unnamed Road, Mpali 740 57, Greece
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • ATV - Helmet - Water - Snack
    • Entry/Admission - Tsika Lario
    • Tickets to Melidoni cave
    • Entry/Admission - Melidoni Cave
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Car driving licence B class required
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
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    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    What a brilliant morning!! Worth every penny and saw some really beautiful places. Off road and on road. Stopped at caves for refreshments and very interesting. The man who runs it( sorry I have forgotten your name!) was really nice and very friendly. Thankyou for...More

    Thank AnnaT686
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a great experience with nostos safari! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to explore Crete

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Annie S
    Odyssey22632465178, Owner at Nostos Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much Annie!!

    Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

    Can’t recommend this trip enough, it was excellent! It was half off road half on road and we stopped once properly at a cave. Perfect length of trip too!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Georgia L
    Odyssey22632465178, Owner at Nostos Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2019

    Thank you very much for your prefernce, and for your testimony... We wish you more beautiful discoveries for the future!!! Our best regards

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