Drogarati Cave | Kefalonia | A 100 Million Years Old Fairytale with Echoes of Wonder
Updated: Sep 24
George Papadellis | SG Head
with some tips from AI
Located on the beautiful island of Kefalonia, at an altitude of 120 m. in the area of Haliotata and 60 m. below surface, Drogarati Cave is one of the most important caves of Greece, a natural wonder that has captivated visitors for centuries.
This stunning cave was discovered over 300 years ago (17th century) by the Venetians and has been attracting tourists from around the world ever since. With its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, beautiful rock formations, and fascinating history, Drogarati Cave is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Kefalonia.
History of Drogarati Cave
Drogarati Cave was formed over 150 million years ago. It was named after the nearby village of Drogarati, which was founded by the Venetians in the 16th century.
Over the years, the cave has been used for many different purposes, including as a place of worship, as a shelter during World War II, and as a concert venue due to its incredible acoustics.
Exploring the Cave
Visitors to Drogarati Cave are in for a treat, as the cave is filled with natural wonders and fascinating sights. The interior, roughly 60 meters deep and 95 meters long, and despite 18 degrees temperature and 90% humidity, is magical. It consists of a 44 m long corridor, which ends in a 30x40 m (1200 sq.m.) hall with a height of 20 meters. The hall, called "Sala of Apotheosis", is decorated with stalactites and stalagmites. The reflection of light on stalactites creates a fairytale atmosphere and the dome is absolutely intact. Visitors are led through a series of winding tunnels and caverns.
One of the most impressive features of Drogarati Cave is its incredible acoustics. The cave's natural amplification makes it the perfect venue for concerts, and many famous musicians have performed here over the years. In fact, the cave's acoustics are so impressive that it was used as a location in the movie "Captain Corelli's Mandolin".
To Sum Up...
Drogarati Cave is a natural unique work of sculpture and a rare geological phenomenon that is not to be missed. With its stunning rock formations, fascinating history, and incredible acoustics, it is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Kefalonia, along also with Agalaki Cave and Zervati Cave. Thousands of visitors every year are impressed when entering this unique earth laboratory. Whether you're a nature lover, history buff, or music enthusiast, you'll find something to love at Drogarati Cave. So if you're planning a trip to Greece, be sure to add Drogarati Cave to your itinerary – you won't be disappointed!