Cave of Petralona

Cave of Petralona is located at West Halkidiki.

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 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.

Taking pictures and video is not allowed, because the cave is a research place and because intense light (various lights, flash, e.t.c) can cause serious damage to the interior part of the cave.

The entrance is allowed daily from 9 a.m. to one hour before the sunsets.

For further information please dial: +30 23730 71671