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Milatos Cave

MILATOS CAVE lies in a steep gorge, NE of the village that bears the same name. It has been connected with the historical events of 1823. Here 3,700 women and children sought refuge after escaping the fierce troops of Hassan Pasha. After a long siege and a forced surrender, they were massacred by the Turks. Stalactites and stalagmites abound in the cave. A chamber in its southern part harbours a chapel wherein a mass is celebrated once a year, on the feast day of Agios Thomas in commemoration of the massacred Cretans.

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