Drogarati Cave was discovered 300 years ago and was opened to the public in 1963. It was discovered when a strong earthquake caused a collapse that revealed the cave’s entrance. It is close to Melissani lake and belongs to the same geological region. Drogarati is an impressive cave with remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
According to archaeologists, Drogarati cave is over 100 million years old and constitutes a rare geological phenomenon. It is about 60m deep and has a constant temperature of 18 degrees. The humidity of the cave reaches 90%. Even though the cave has suffered much damage, mainly due to earthquakes, as well as human activity, the roof and floor of the cave are graced with countless stalagmites and stalactites, created by lime deposits in the water that filters through the bedrock above them. They are estimated to grow at a rate of 1 cm over 100 years and they offer an amazing sight for the visitor.
Scientists have discovered that Drogarati Cave has an extension that is not reachable and believe that it is connected to other sea caves. Drogarati Cave is therefore a natural masterpiece that has taken its present form after thousands of years, while it continually changes. It is visited by many tourists every year and can be found 5 km to the south of Sami on the eastern coast of Kefalonia and right on the main road that connects Sami to Argostoli.
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