UNIQUE CAVE IN ALISTRATI
One of the biggest and most beautiful caves in Europe is so close to us!
The Cave of Alistrati near the town of Serres is considered one of the largest and most beautiful caves not only of Greece but of Europe. The total length of its passages is approximately 3 km, of which 1 km is accessible by the disabled. According to Greek mythology, the Sphinx made her appearance at the position “Petroto” of the Gorge of Aggites that traverses the Alistratis area. Myth also mentions Pluto,the god of the Underworld; when he kidnapped Persephone, the daughter of goddess Demeter, he brought her to this natural ravine where a Gate to the Underworld existed. The area that mythology mentions is situated near the touristic site of the Cave of Alistrati; this area also features a few other caves. At a distance of 250m from the south side of the cave’s entrance, one finds the railway tracks connecting Serres to the town of Drama. The first one km of the cave is accessible by the disabled. For more information http://www.alistraticave.gr