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Ideo Cave

Second in importance cavern of Crete after Dikteo Cave in Lasithi.

Ideo Cave is situated on the west part of Idi mountain, while it is connected closely with the myth of Zeus, who according to the local mythology grew up into the cave up to his adultness.
The period of blossoming of the cavern as place of adoration appears to be the geometric as well as archaic period.

Into the cavern have been found a lot of discoveries from various seasons as well as religious symbols