Dikteon Andron Cave (Psychro)

Visit the cave where Zeus was born!

Caves Dikteon Andron Cave (Psychro)

Dikteon Andron Cave or Psychro Cave is located in Lassithi plateau between Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos approximately 60 km from each.  According to the legend, it is believed to be the cave that Zeus was born.

The cave has been used as a burial site and a shrine from Early Minoan times. It is very imposing full of stalagmites and stalactites and a small pond further inside and it is a great experience for families. The area offers great panoramic views of the Lassithi plateau.

There are two ways to reach up to the cave. The first is a rocky footbath from the right side and the second is a paved footbath from the left side. It takes about 20 minutes to climb up. There is always an option to get a donkey ride up and down the cave for 15 euro.

Tip: Ensure you use the left path up to the cave for a more comfortable hike.

Admission Fee: 6 euro.

Opening Times:  Daily 08:00 – 20:00


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