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Cave of Petralona Tour

Cave of Petralona Tour

If you want to see something different and also enrich your knowledge, this cave tour will excite you, as it is of anthropological and paleontological interest.

Day tour to Petralona Cave

The Petralona Cave also known as ‘Cave of the Red’ is located at 300m above sea-level 1 km east of the village Petralona on the Halkidiki peninsula, Greece.

The cave had been discovered accidentally in 1959 after erosion had left clefts in the rock.

The Cave is worldwide known as it is considered to have been found there the oldest European hominid ever ‘The Petralona Skull’ and assessed it to be 800.000 years old, although there is still much confusion. As the researches continued evidence of the oldest use of fire known to this day was also discovered. After decades of excavations the cave was opened to the public in 1979 and scientific work is documented and presented in the Archaeological Museum next to the cave.

Petralona cave and museum is closed to the public from 1/1/2019 due to restoration works !

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