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Cave of the Nymphs

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Cave of the Nymphs

North of  the town Vathy is the Cave of the Nymphs , which is a cave sanctuary , dedicated to the Nymphs .

 

The cave is closed this period and it is not recommended to visit 

Often the cave is called by the name Marmarospilia .

Anna Petrocheilou , in her book The caves of Greece , says that according to tradition , it is probably the Homeric cave , which worshiped Nymphs Naiads .

In this cave is speculated that Odysseus hid the treasures given to him by the Phaeacians , at the way back to Ithaca .

There are two entrances, from what is said one is for the gods and the other for people.

In the cave, there are stalagmites , and relics of an ancient altar .

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