CAVES NORTH CORFU


PLATONAS

ALEPOTRIPA CAVE

The Alepotripa cave is located in Platonas on land belonging to Tsenempi. The total length of the cave does not exceed 30 metres. The first metres need to be belly crawled but after that the ceiling of the cave is high enough to stand. After the small chamber there is a narrow passage and a second bigger chamber. On some locations of the cave, there are stalactites.  

 

Study of the cave:

The Alepotripa cave was studied by Professor Dr. G.E. Theodorou of the Department of Historical Geology and Palaeontology of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. The results of his field work was published in 2000.

 

Flora & Fauna:

During a visit to the cave in 2018 lots of very active cave crickets were spotted. Find more information about the cave cricket on Corfu here

 

Near the entrance to the cave lots of chicken bones were found. Probably the meal of a fox. Several other animal bones were found inside the cave.  

 

Cave record Hellenic Speleological Society ΑΣΜ ΕΣΕ 6822. 

 

Literature: 

Θεοδώρου Γ. σε συνεργασία με Ρουσιάκη Σ., Κίρδη Σ., Λαμπροπούλου Γ., Υψηλάντη Ε., Δημητρακόπουλου Λ. και Πλέσσια Π., (2000) - Παρατηρήσεις σε σπήλαια της βόρειας Κέρκυρας, Δελτίο της Ελληνικής Σπηλαιολογικής Εταιρείας, τόμος 22, τεύχ. 1: σ. 71 - 84.