Stunning Nature of Melissani Cave in Greece


Lets dive in today to the depths of the Greece from the luxurious resorts. The Melissani Cave which is also called the cave of the Nymps is a favorite adventurous  spot for global tourists. The cave has a lake in between which is absolutely invisible from the outside. The current cave formation is in the shape of the English alphabet ‘B’ with two large water filled sections and a small island in between. During the day the beautiful blue water of the lake inside gets illuminated with the sun’s rays. During the day time you will love to be filled with blue light all around you.

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The blue water Melissani Cave, Greece

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Various times during the day give various views of the cave from inside. Mornings and evenings throw light rays of the sun inside the cave which shows different illusions on the walls  and during noon the sun’s rays hit the blue water and the caves get colored blue.

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Cave lake

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Mouth of the Melissani Cave, Greece

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Tourist enjoying the sunlight inside the cave

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In 1951, Melissani Lake was explored for the first time in modern days and an ancient lamp was found on the islet. Twelve years later, the archaeologist Spiros Marinatos found a clay figure of Pan, a disk with a relief of Pan surrounded by dancing nymphs, and a shred with a relief of a female figure. When you experience the magic dance of the sunbeams reflected from crystal clear water on to the stalactites, then you might understand the argument that Homers Ithaca was Kefalonia . Melissani Lake is identified as “the cave of the Nymphs” described in Odyssey.

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Crystal Water

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