CAVES NORTH CORFU


LOUTSES

MIKRI (KATO) GRAVA LOUTSON CAVE

Mikri (Kato) Grava Loutson cave also called the Small Lower cave of Loutses is located north of and 100 metres lower than Megali Grava Loutson cave. The cave is part of a much larger chamber of which the roof fell down. The main chamber, measuring approximately 75 by 25 metres, completely opens up to the north. The perimeter of Mikri Grava Loutson cave has measures up to estimated 250 metres. The cave is used as a goat corral and is only accessible by 4 x 4 vehicle or on foot. 

 

In 1996 Professor Dr. G.E. Theodorou of the Department of Historical Geology and Palaeontology of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens started his research of several caves in North Corfu. One of his research questions was whether there is a connection between Megali (Ano) Grava Loutson cave and Mikri (Kato) Grava Loutson cave. The field work was carried out by members of the Hellenic Spe!eological Society. The result of the study says that there is no scientific evidence for any connection between the two caves. Click here for more information about a connection between both caves.

 

Cave record Hellenic Speleological Society ΑΣΜ ΕΣΕ 6825.

 

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.