Kefalas Cave

The cave of Kefalas is located near Pothia and covers a total area of 1000sqm. with huge stalactites and stalagmites. The place is also called “Cave of Zeus” because traces of the worship of Zeus were found here.

A legend says that this cave was the hideout of pirates and then the nuns of a neighboring monastery discovered many golden coins in it. The cave was officially discovered in 1960, was explored for the first time in 1961 by oceanographer Anastasios Christomanos and was mapped in 1977.

You can reach the cave by road from Pothia. When the road turns into a dirt road, follow the blue signs on the rocks after the Monastery of St. Catherine. Alternatively, you can go there by ship.

Open hours

  • Monday - Saturday: 08:00-15:00