Sarhos cave or Honos cave or Nichteridospilios cave

Sarhos cave or Honos cave or Nichteridospilios cave

Cave Sarhos, Honos or Nychteridospilios is located west of the village Sarhos, at an altitude of 276m. The cave is particularly loved by cavers because of its complexity and large length.

The total paths in the cave exceed the length of 1500m, while the depth of the cavern reaches 230m. The entrance is 4.5m wide and 3m high.

One characteristic of the cave is the alternating rooms and spacious corridors/galleries. The cave, in all its routes, has a downhill slope. Is a part of the ancient underground torrent that brought the water from Mount Ida to the north coast!

The decoration of the cave is limited, old and disintegrated. Prevalent decor items are stalagmites, stalactites and some corallines.

The cave is home to three major species of bats in Crete. Thus, this is why locals call the cave Nichteridospilios, which means “cave of the bats”.