KASTRIA – Cave of the Lakes

In the village Kastria of Achaia, 60km from Tripoli (tunnel at Artemision) and 9 Km from Kleitoria, lies the famous ‘Cave of the Lakes’ is located in the village Kastria.Apart from its labyrinth of corridors, its mysterious galleries and its strange stalactite formations, the ‘Cave of the Lakes’ has something exclusively unique that does not exist in other well known caves: inside the cave there is a string of cascading lakes forming three different levels that establish its uniqueness in the world.The cave is an old subterranean river whose explored length is 1980 meters. In winter when the snow melts, the cave is transformed into a subterranean river with natural waterfalls. In the summer months, part of the cave dries up revealing a lace-work of stone-basins and dams of up to 4 m. in height. The rest of the cave retains water permanently throughout the year in 13 picturesque lakes.

Release Dates

2008, 2009, 2010, 2015, 2016

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: KASTRIA
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: yes
  • Location: KASTRIA, Greece