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A brigand's hideout

Davelis Cave

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Why locals love it

Not many people have been there since you need a car to get to the slopes of the mountain. The myth says that the cave was the hideout of the infamous brigand, Davelis. This is still not verified as a historical fact, so a lot of people are still looking for his treasure! It's a big cave with great depth, and dark enough to make the scenery spooky.

Why you should visit it

If you are tired of the city fuss then you should visit the cave. While driving on the slopes of Penteli, the view is stunning. Makes sense if you think that you are on the edge of the Attica basin. Apart from the panoramic view, the cave itself is a very special sight to explore, if you are an adventurous ad fearless person!

Special tip

One of the peculiar facts about the cave is a small hand imprint on the rock. After you enter the cave you will see it on the left.

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Here is my Blog Post for excursion to Davelis cave! https://www.kdexplorer.com/2018/12/davelis-cave-at-penteli.html
Dimitrios
Local
June 10, 2019
This is a nice idea for an excursion near Athens on Penteli Mountain. There are several rumours about Davelis, the famous robber. In addition this cave is said to pass through the mountain and reach as far as the sea. But never try to explore it; it's dangerous!!
Christos
Local
August 17, 2018
Its great just be careful not to slip
Spyros
Local
February 28, 2018
Hi, guys! How is that possible to reach with the public transport, if any?
Tanya
Traveller
November 3, 2016
Hi Tanya, I'm afraid there is no public transportation to the cave. You need a car to get to the mountain and even with a car it's good to have gps to guide you. The place is really remote and that's what makes it so captivating and magic.
Manos
Local Guru
November 3, 2016
  • Davelis Cave

    Unnamed Road,, Penteli 152 36, Greece
    Athens
  • Mo-Su: Open 24 hours

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