CAVES SOUTH CORFU


AGIOS MATTHEOS

GRAVA TOU DENDRILA CAVE                             

The Grava tou Dendrila cave is located in Dendrila, close to the village of Agios Mattheos. The cave is also called Grava tou Monasteriou cave because until 120 - 130 years ago the church community of Pantokratoras used the cave as a corral. 

 

During the Palaeolithic period the level of the sea was much lower and Corfu was not an island but connected to the mainland of Greece. Separation from Epirus occurred during the Neolithic period, around 10,000 B.C., when the sea level rose as the ice melted. Inside the Grava tou Dendrila cave you can see the geological situation of the past.