The numerus articles of the Neolithic Museum of Dyros are comming from the cave of Alepotrypa, describing us the life, the activities and the high intelligence level of the community that lived here during the 5th and 4th millennium BC.
Man was particularly attracted in the cave by the clear drinkable water offered by the lake.
Tools made of volcanic material testimony that navigating was already developed. Occupations, skilled production work, daily activities and habits, burial manners, religious attitudes, artistic capacity and spiritual inquiring are all traced on the findings brought to light by excavations.
The second cave, Vlyhada, is an underground flowing river, with a navigable by boat length of 3km, separated in two parallel main channels. A total area of about 18,000m2 have been explored. It is really difficult to describe in words the miraculus cave, created during millions of years by the Nature. The visitor in the boat experiances a condition between Dream and Reality, also indescribable.
The cave of Alepotrypa is a natural museum of the pre-historic man. Residence rooms, pottery workrooms, worship places, among admirable natural structures, reminding us a Big Organ, the Virgin with the Holy Infant, an Eagle... Beyond the lake, the cave is devided in two stages. At the end of the underground march, you can admire a stalagmite shaped as a statue of General De Gaule (!!!) and another like a Broken Trireme.