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Petralona Cave

Petralona Cave


Petralona cave is located about 54 km from Villa Alexandra and it is a very popular destination for short trips. Will be charmed by the lovely stalactites and stalagmites and you will see the remnants of Europe’s most ancient stalactites and stalagmites, aged 700,000 years.

The cave is among the most important monuments of human prehistory.

The cave was accidentally discovered in 1959 by Fillipos Chatzaridis, a local shepherd looking for a spring, and it rose to world fame in 1960, when another local came across the skull of the Petralonian Archanthopus, an early hominid as old as 670,000 years.