Melissani Cave – An Amazing Cave in Greece

Melissani Cave is an amazing cave located on the east coast of the island of Kefalonia in Greece. Surrounded by beautiful forests, the cave is 100 meters long and has the shape of a ‘B’. Melissani Cave is located about 500 meters from the sea the water level is a meter higher than the sea level. The water in the cave is a mixture of sea water and fresh water.

 Melissani Cave is a combination of two big chambers caved in several thousand years ago. The cavern was first discovered in 1951 and was opened for the public in 1963. The first chamber of the cavern has a big oval opening to the surface while the second has an arched roof and numerous stalactites and stalagmites. The brackish water rises from a 30 meter deep cave system on one side of the cave and flows to the other end of the cave.

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