As implied by its name, the cave is tucked into the slopes of Mount Za, the Cyclades‘ highest peak.

The cave houses large chambers spanning up to 11 metres. Its interior design is rich, characterised by impressive stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations. Excavations conducted in 1985-86 and 1994 revealed a trove of artefacts spanning from the Neolithic to Classical and Roman periods.

The cave is linked with the worship of Zeus. Legend has it that Zeus spent his childhood here and received the thunderbolt from an eagle. Entry to the cave is at one’s own risk, and a powerful torch is essential. A trail leads to the peak of Za (approximately 1 hour’s hike).


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Zeus' Childhood Cave, Δρυμαλία, Ελλάδα