Caves of Diros
Caves of Diros
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A large underground network of caves full of strangely shaped rock formations.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Sergio R
    36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It could be done more than once
    It is very impressive! Really nice. The boat man just spoke in Greek. No translation. I heard another boats were just in silence for all the trip. About 25 minutes. Go early, read another reviews, the lines are crowdy under the sun. The man that sells the tickets is no polite at all.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Phil K
    Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great adventure
    This was a beautiful site and a boat ride that seem to go on forever. Around each corner was something new and different and our boat. Osman handled the vessel very well. We had no problem with queueing but again we didn’t choose to go when 2000 other people were going in July and August. It’s like anywhere else in Europe you going in peak season you’re going to have to queue
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • roeburn
    91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No problems for us
    We were able to purchase tickets online from the USA and they were honored (We'd also been told that this wasn't possible). We expected long lines because it was July, so we arrived early, and we did not have to wait long. We were placed in the "English speaking" line, and our guide spoke serviceable English, and was polite. The caves were certainly worth visiting, just as remarkable as described!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Jadiewadie C
    70 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Arrived 11am and queued at the first gate for tickets. Only the long tour was available. Limited parking at next area but there is a small cafe and we waited about 10-20mins to be called for a boat. Must be chaos when the coaches arrive. Given a huge buoyancy aids and told to get in the boat by guide based on weight distribution. I was very nervous about the small spaces but actually you have no time to think about it as you're moving fast all the time from cave to cave . The issue is the ridiculously bulky buoyancy aid as you are told regularly to bend down but you can't wearing it. That was my biggest criticism. It's practically strangles you. Our guide was OK and told us about the cave. Not an easy job as I can imagine people don't listen to the instructions and it could mean someone hits their head or off balances the boat by turning round . But it's all good if everyone does as he says. You Almost travel a bit too fast and you can't see everything as you can't turn much and have people say infront off you off course. My son was sat at the front, so he got some great photos. Was a nice thing to do, but could be better if they sorted the buoyancy aids out so people can duck better.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2024
  • Steve G
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    World class caves and terrible boatman.
    The caves are absolutely stunning- I have visited many caves over the years and these are absolutely one of the best. The formations are incredible and world class. The boatman however was rude and aggressive. He acted and spoke as though he was drunk. He shouted and sang loudly and out of tune, it seemed almost revelling in the discomfort he was causing. He punted as fast as he could to get round. It spoilt the serene beauty of this place. Advice to the management- get a grip on your boatmen or change them!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2024
  • moll f
    22 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunningly beautiful and if you speak Greek you get the full tour experience, too bad if you don't you can only look
    Decided on a whim whilst visiting Areopolis to go to caves. Parked up on the hill and purchased tickets. Then drove the car down to the entrance. We were planning just doing the walking part not the boat. After queuing up for what seemed like an eternity waiting for half a dozen locals to exchange pleasantries with the ticket lady we were then told that the land only walk wasn't an option and the boat and land tour was only available. We agreed and got 3 tickets at €17 each. Ushered down to the boats with a life jacket on we then got on the small paddle boat seating about 8 persons. We set off with the tour guide at the back pushing us along. Not one explanation of what we were seeing the whole time time. All in Greek for the three Greeks on board with 5 British. So apart from ducking out heads and not daring to move for fear of unbalancing the weight of the vessel it really wasnt worth it. I felt like a little history along the way would of made it appreciated. The cave itself was stunning. So at the end of what seemed like a lifetime we got off and walked 300m to the exit. A short walk and we were back on the hill at the car.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 June 2024
  • Travel_Addict_Cyprus
    Michigan1,238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommnded Cave Tour!
    We enjoyed the tour of the cave, it's an amazing cave to explore, first by boat and then on foot. There are a few things that could be improved; it was a bit unprofessionally run but still a worthwhile experience highly recommended. There is no good system of taking names to ensure first come first served. Once in the boats, the narration is in Greek so for non-Greek speakers it's not helpful. The guides come across as rude, but i think it's their broken English and the fact that they probably have to repeat warnings and make sure the boats don't tip over all day long. Once the boat tour ends, you walk through the rest of the cave and have an opportunity to take more photos as you exit. The scenery as you exit the case is also amazing. Highly recommended!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2024
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RajGlow
Antwerp, Belgium4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We were expecting a spectacular 30-45 minute boat ride through the cave waterways, as so many of the reviews here rave about. In fact, because of the coronavirus, you get to experience only a (spectacular) 5 minute cave boat ride and then a 10 minute (300 meters) walk by foot through the cave. The new coronavirus measures are understandable, but what we fault the management on is zero communication in English on the website or on-site (written or oral) to explain the shortened excursion. The current price (€10 adults €8 children—€36 together for our family) for a 15 minute (mostly alone on foot) tour seemed excessive. A Greek woman who comes here regularly told us that in regular times the full tour used to be €12 per adult. She complained to management as well that a €2 reduction was not proportional to seeing 75% less.

You will not get to see the “blue lagoon” which is such a treasured part of the tour here.

The cave itself is indeed amazing. You may want to consider skipping this one until better times so you won’t leave feeling disappointed and deceived like we did.
Written 9 August 2020
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Ash P
Preston, UK32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Visited today and left very disappointed. The tour has been severely curtailed by the covid regulations as is the walking part. The boat trip is advertised as being 300m but was closer to 1-200m and was over in less than 5mins. The guide explained the stalagmites/times were formed by water depositing minerals but little else. The walking part is advertised as being 1200m but was closer to 5-600m and took us less than 15mins to complete. The entry costs have been reduced to €10 from €15 but it wasn’t worth the money. Suggest don’t go until the full trip have Benn re-instated
Written 28 September 2021
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GolfikowaLajza
Wroclaw, Poland47 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
The cave was beautiful, but we felt that there was not too much done to preserve the nature, rather obviously interfering with it.

But that was not the main cause for our disappointment. We paid 10 EUR for 5 min boat cruise and 10min walk, both very rushed, with absolutely no information from the staff. We thought that was quite expensive for this type of tour and after deeper internet research we found out we saw 25% of what was supposed to be normal tour. No idea if we got shorter one because of Covid-19, tide or anything else, as there was absolutely NO INFORMATION about it on site or at ticket counter. And this, is unacceptable.
Written 11 September 2020
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milou
Paris, France6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
We drove 70 km to the cave. The boats are running again. We arrived at 11:30 a.m. and there were no tickets left for the whole (!) day. We were not able to find out whether it was possible to make a reservation for one of the next days because the personal did neither speak English nor French nor Spanish nor German.
Written 30 July 2022
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SenoritaSuzieCapeCod
Cape Cod865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
Excellent tour of the cave system and definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area. We have been through many caves over the years and this cave was unique and magnificent! So fun to see it all while in a small boat with a small group. Loved it! We simply bought our tickets at the ticket booth this afternoon and didn’t have to wait at all for the tour. Many reviewers had suggested purchasing tickets online in advance, but we didn’t wish to be tied down to a schedule. After you purchase your ticket you can drive further down the hill to park. We parked on the side of the road as the lot at the base was small and quite full and would likely be a difficult place to turn around. Anyway, Diros Caves are highly recommended! Enjoy!
Written 25 June 2023
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Jadiewadie C
70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Arrived 11am and queued at the first gate for tickets. Only the long tour was available.
Limited parking at next area but there is a small cafe and we waited about 10-20mins to be called for a boat.
Must be chaos when the coaches arrive.
Given a huge buoyancy aids and told to get in the boat by guide based on weight distribution.
I was very nervous about the small spaces but actually you have no time to think about it as you're moving fast all the time from cave to cave . The issue is the ridiculously bulky buoyancy aid as you are told regularly to bend down but you can't wearing it. That was my biggest criticism. It's practically strangles you.
Our guide was OK and told us about the cave. Not an easy job as I can imagine people don't listen to the instructions and it could mean someone hits their head or off balances the boat by turning round . But it's all good if everyone does as he says.
You Almost travel a bit too fast and you can't see everything as you can't turn much and have people say infront off you off course. My son was sat at the front, so he got some great photos.

Was a nice thing to do, but could be better if they sorted the buoyancy aids out so people can duck better.
Written 9 April 2024
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aad
Glasgow, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Complete waste of time and money at the moment. The shortened tour due to COVID takes around 15 minutes in total, of which only 5 minutes is on the boat with an entirely silent guide. Don’t drive all the way to do this!
Written 9 October 2021
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Gareth P
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
As others have already said, the caves are superb. It’s €12 per adult, 10 for kids, you buy a ticket at the gate, drive down to the car park, and wait for a boat. It’s about 20 minutes long.

We couldn’t book online, and the phone wouldn’t connect, but gave it a shot. We were on a boat after what was at most a twenty minute wait. This was thought in April when tourist numbers are low, so may be much busier over summer.

Parking was interesting! When we arrived the car park was full, and cars were parked up the road. Whilst they took up half of it the remainder had a pretty significant trench running along it. This made getting in a bit precarious. We managed, it did subsequently clear, and a small bit got filled in. You might though want to park near the gate and walk down.
Written 10 April 2023
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avp-traveller
Toronto, Canada18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
This site is extraordinary and I highly recommend visiting. We were taken by family so can’t speak to directional signage to the location, but as the previous person wrote, there are issues with interpretation in the boats. We had no commentary whatsoever during our boat tour because we’d identified as Anglophone, although some in our group speak Greek and could have translated. There should be some disclaimer explaining this. The site has just reopened after a 2-year shutdown due to COVID and major renovations are underway, but they need signage explaining this and that there isn’t currently any available English support on the boats. We had to wait 45 minutes for our turn and were directed to wait in the cafe for our number to be called (all in Greek) and couldn’t hear the announcements. Staff at the gift shop were helpful, but told us afterward that there were English descriptive pamphlets (among other languages) where we bought the tickets, and the entrance is a significant distance at the top of the hill from the cave entrance. We picked them up on the way out and they were useful, but it would have been better to receive these when we bought the tickets, since there was literally no context in and around the caves themselves. In short, well worth the visit, but customer service needs work.
Written 9 July 2022
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moll f
22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
Decided on a whim whilst visiting Areopolis to go to caves. Parked up on the hill and purchased tickets. Then drove the car down to the entrance. We were planning just doing the walking part not the boat. After queuing up for what seemed like an eternity waiting for half a dozen locals to exchange pleasantries with the ticket lady we were then told that the land only walk wasn't an option and the boat and land tour was only available. We agreed and got 3 tickets at €17 each. Ushered down to the boats with a life jacket on we then got on the small paddle boat seating about 8 persons. We set off with the tour guide at the back pushing us along. Not one explanation of what we were seeing the whole time time. All in Greek for the three Greeks on board with 5 British. So apart from ducking out heads and not daring to move for fear of unbalancing the weight of the vessel it really wasnt worth it. I felt like a little history along the way would of made it appreciated. The cave itself was stunning. So at the end of what seemed like a lifetime we got off and walked 300m to the exit. A short walk and we were back on the hill at the car.
Written 9 June 2024
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