Petralona Cave in Halkidiki Petralona cave is located 50 km from Thessaloniki and 19 km from our village Paralia Dionisiou Beach, this excursion will be very interesting for adults and children also.
The cave was discovered not long ago – only in 1959 and became famous in 1960 after they discovered the famous fossilized skull of the oldest European man. The age of the skull which was found is 700,000 years old and was discovered among the traces of fireplace, which is considered to be the ancient evidence and significant site of using fire in Europe.
Children will be excited seeing with their own eyes stalagmites and stalactites of all shapes and sizes of Petralona and go through the cave, the length of which is about 2 km (the length of the excurcion is less so it is convinient for young children will not be tired). Don’t forget to take warm clothes – the all year round temperature inside the cave is 17°С!