Melidoni Cave

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The Melidoni Cave is located about 1 800 metres northwest of the village.

The Melidoni cave is also called “Gerondospilios”. It was used for religious ceremonies. During the Minoan Civilization, it was a place of worship for Talos the bronze giant guardian of Crete who protected the island of Crete from enemies.

It is of archaeological and historical interest. In October 1823 370 women and children and 30 warriors who hid from Hussein Bey sought refuge in the Melidoni cave.