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Geological Phenomena

Geological formations and caves

Cephalonia is distinguished for its particular geological formations that are the results of ‘’strange’’ natural phenomena. At the cape of Aghii Theodori, situated at the entrance of the Argostoli harbour, Katavothres is the result of such a phenomenon. Here, seawater penetrates the underwater tunnels and flows under the sea and mountains only to end up at Sami situated on the other side of the island. Also in Lixouri, Kounopetra a large rock that protrudes from the sea, hides its own mystery. This rock continuously and rhythmically swayed from side to side until the 1953 earthquakes!

The caves at Cephalonia are also magnificent; the first and foremost being the Melissani Cave at karavomylo in Sami, where a boat tour is conducted. The view at this point is unique as the sun’s rays pierce through a collapsed section of the roof and reflect on the ater of the lake. The Drogarati Cave located as Haliotata in Sami, is 150 million years old and has rare red stalactites and stalagmites, as well as an exceptional acoustics in the main area making it ideal for concerts! There are more significant caves in the area such as Zervati and Aggalaki. Efforts are being made to make them known and to develop them so that they can join the previously mentioned caves so as to be included in a Speleological Park, unique to Greece. Finally, the formation of the Poros Gorge is breathtaking with its two steep cliffs, which the locals call ‘’Portes’’ (doors).

 
 
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