Crete – out and about
Then there’s its striking natural landscape – Mount Ida stands tall towering above the island, not to mention that the coast is filled with spectacular beaches with everything from turquoise lagoons to eye-catching red sands. Close to us, in the midst of the mountains, hides the extraordinary basin of the Lasithi plateau dotted with white windmills.
The Skotino cave (Greek: σπήλαιο Σκοτεινού) is one of the largest and more impressive caves among the many caves found in Crete and it is only a short drive from where we are.The cave lies high on a hill northwest of the village of Skotino, a few kilometers inland south of Gouves. It is also known as Agia Paraskevi cave from the church dedicated to Saint Paraskevi built on top of it. The cave is 160 meters deep and 36 meters wide