Zeus Cave

Useful Information

Location: Güzelçamli
Open: no restrictions [2007]
Fee: free [2007]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
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This is again a Zeus Cave, there are virtually hundreds of them around the Aegaean. Most of the caves are connected with the the legend how Zeus was saved from his father Chronos who eat his children. Here another legend connected with Zeus happened, so it is again called Zeus Cave.

Zeus's brother is Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. Sometimes when Poseidon is angry with his brother, the waters rise and a storm-tossed sea is not a good place to stay. So Zeus hides from his wrath in the calm waters of this cave.

Old Legend

Zeus cave has a huge entrance portal with a path leading downhill from the entrance to a cave lake. The water of the lake is a mixture of karst water, which is drinkable, and a little salty seawater from the nearby Mediterranean Sea. The result tastes like mineral water. When the sea is not very convenient to swim in due to waves, people often come to the cave to swim inside. The cave is a cool retreat in summer, and warm and cosy in winter. The cave is popular among locals and tourists alike.