Τετάρτη, 17 Ιανουάριος 2018 03:17

Drogarati Cave: Descend the steps and an atmospheric subterranean world awaits you

Kefalonia island , more than 300 years ago, a strong earthquake revealed the entrance to a miracle of nature: Drogarati Cave, a work of art, an astonishing marvel of more than 150 million years old, crafted gradually by nature. Orange and yellow stalactites hang from the roof like curtains while vitreous stalagmites emerge to form spacious chambers.

 

The stalactites and stalagmites have been created from the rain, which comes through the rocky level of the cave corroding it and depositing the elements of the earth on the edge of the formations though the years.

The big hall of the cave (900m2), is called “Sala of Apotheosis” because of its spectacular acoustics.  When Maria Callas visited the cave, got excited from the sound quality and desired to sing here. Soon, that’s what she did, with few hundreds of people attending. Since then, many famous artists have performed in this fascinating hall.

Inside the cavern, the temperature is lower, a refreshing delight in the heat of the summer. Be prepared during cold, winter days!





source kefaloniaisland.org