The cave is the main motive for you to visit Perama of course! The cave was explored by Giannis and Anna Petrochilos and became the first cave in Greece that opened to the public. In 1956 fossil teeth and bones of the bear of the cave. The limestone cave is 1,500,000 years old, with horizontal shape and it’s part of a rived bed when the waters from Pamvotida lake covered the area that is now the city of Ioannina.
The rooms inside are filled with stalactites and stalagmites with several different colors and shapes. Most of the caves have about 10 different kinds of stalactites but here you can find 19. The visitors can walk about 1.100m but it’s much bigger though.
There are many different rooms and I noticed that many stalactites have interesting names like “Statue of Liberty”, “Santa Claus” etc Every hall has also different names like “Hall of the Cross” because of the stalactite that looks like a cross etc
I spent almost 45’ inside but the truth is that we felt kind of tired at the end, probably because of the atmosphere inside and the last part of the track is going upwards. The average temperature inside is 17 celcius degrees but the humidity is high. Hopefully, there is a café at the end and many more at the village anyway.
The museum is open daily after 8:00-20:00 (in winter 9:00-sunset) and the entrance fee is 7 euros ,
The most principal names that experts on caves gave.They numbered them and the most suitable imaginary name his correspond in each number.
2) THE WHITE HARMONIUM
3) RUSTIC PILE
4) BROKEN TREE
5) CYPRESS - TREE
7) PERSEPHONI'S CAVA
8) PIZA TOWER
9) THE LION'S FOOT
10) THE EAGLE'S WING
11) THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
12) SAINT BASIL
13) STONY FLOWER
14) THE LAKE WITH THE STONY WATER - LILES
15) BEAR TREASURE - TROVE REMAINS
16) MOSAIC - WORK CANDLESTICKS
17) THE SPHINX OF EGYPT
18) THE EXIT OF THE CAVE
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You could get there by taking the city bus (number 16). The bus terminal is located in downtown Ioannina at the clock of the city. Fare prices are 150 GDR, students 120 GDR. Buses run daily every 20 minutes. Weekends every 30 minutes.
Greece’s largest cave in terms of area (14,800 square metres) and the 7th largest in terms of total length of its passages (1,700 metres).
So, it's not so easy !!
Warning: At the very end, you must climb what seems like an endless number of steps to come out of the cave--but at least you finish at a cafe!
Favorite thing: The large number of stalactites and stalagmites, the variety of the formations, the richness of shapes and the color and brightness of the crystalline sediments, rank the Cave as one of the best operating Caves of its kind.
Favorite thing: There are at least 14 different types of stalagmites and stalactites in curious shapes and sizes which can be admired by visitors on a guided tour along a 1 Km-long illuminated pathway.