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Cave of Pythagoras

Mount Kerkis | Marathokampos, Votsalakia 83102, Greece
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Great views, bit of a hike!

We drove all the way to the taverna at the bottom of the trail in a 1.2 litre engine, bit scary at... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
27jessica
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London, United Kingdom
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Despite our advancing years - we made it - on foot!

Now that the route from Votsalakia to Pythagora's cave is on a reasonably well surfaced track/road... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
travelmad-7
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S.E. England
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  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (4 reviews)
“on foot” (3 reviews)
“steep steps” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mount Kerkis | Marathokampos, Votsalakia 83102, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove all the way to the taverna at the bottom of the trail in a 1.2 litre engine, bit scary at times, but you can definitely make it in a car. The path up to the two chapels and one cave is not too...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now that the route from Votsalakia to Pythagora's cave is on a reasonably well surfaced track/road it can be walked fairly easily, (in 25 degree sun!), even by those of us of 'advanced years'! Be sensible, take a litre of water per person, and enjoy...More

2  Thank travelmad-7
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

There are 2 caves here. We rode from Kokkari which was quite a long trip, but the views were amazing, as you go into the mountainous centre of the island. One cave is where he lived and one is where he taught. I went to...More

1  Thank Fiona1110
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We walked in the afternoon from Votsolakia to the cave. There is a taverna at the foot of the steps which lead up to the chapel at the entrance to the lower cave which was Pythagoras's workshop. The whole round trip took us 3 hours...More

2  Thank BuckinghamshirePaddy
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

At the end of a long and warm hike there's this nice bar for a relaxing drink, and when you've finished that there's another 60 meters to the caves

Thank P. h
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Go to the cafe below the caves, have a coffee and get an explanation about the caves (yes, there are two). Remember to go to both ... one will require a little bit of climbing. There are a couple of small churches near the caves,...More

1  Thank Nesdu
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

It is nice walk to the cave, we were lucky on the weather - windy afternoon was ideal for the road but in the mountain during reaching the cave it wasn't best feeling with the stronger wind and not solid ground under the feet. For...More

1  Thank Filip T
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We weren't prepared for the hike/climb to visit the Cave of Pythagoras. We had two young children and all wore flip flops (thongs). The climb is steep but not difficult, once you are up in the cave the view is amazing. If your into a...More

Thank Sam O
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

If you like getting off the beaten path and finding those special places than this is the place for you. Our guide on Samos took us on what seemed like a goose chase as we drove down one small winding road after another—dirt and rocky...More

Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We have been up here twice now and the second time we went just after we left a fire started so not sure what it looks like now. But when you climb to the top the view it outstanding. There was a little cafe up...More

Thank Rochey1990
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