It is a cavern well known to the residents. It is considered as vast and labyrinthine, as indicated by its name. Ιt attracted the attention of the media in 1994, when three children were lost in the cave and were finally rescued by the Fire Department four hours later. It was by that occurrence that the Hellenic Speleological & Exploration Club (SPELEO) was informed of its existence, organizing consequently a mission in the region.
The cave is accessed through a steep hazy path. The entrance, 2 m. high and 3 m. wide, is ellipsoidal. Internally, the caver is horizontal with a main passage of about 100 m. without important sideways.
This passage is widened every 5-10 m. forming consecutive rooms -“Kamares” according to the locals- of various dimensions (the bigger has a floor of 10x10 m. and a height of 5 m.). Τhe chambers are sometimes linked by narrow and inaccessible passages and is what makes the cavern seemingly complex and why one can miss the exit. Generally, however, it is easy. A simple climbing is demanded at a single point of the passage. Originally, the cavern heads South and shortly after the middle, it changes direction and turns West. Eventually, it closes into narrows spots that do not fit the human body. On the roof of the last big chamber a spout of a pathway appears but requires difficult climbing and is not explored yet. Overall, there are seven chambers, but because their shapes are unclear, one can measure and more.
The shape of the cavern shows that it is the bed of a dried underground river. It is not opened up in limestone as usual, but literally within fossils, which is perhaps unique in Greece. At a closer look, it seems that the walls consist of a dense network of fossil leaves, stems, branches and roots coated by stalactite material. This network is not compact, but the conformations are separated by ventilatory areas so that, eventually, half of the volume of the rock is empty.
In the third consecutive chamber there are massive trunks and even a standing one in the middle of the room as a 5 m. tall column from floor to ceiling. We are not sure that these are genuine fossils as those in Mytilene because there are no distinguishable annual rings on the trunks. Perhaps what appears today is only the outer mold of the plant, created by rests of salt or stalagmitic material, while the plant itself is disintegrated.
The stalagmite decor of the cave (phytogenic too!) is quite modest and ravaged enough by visitors, especially near the entrance. But the view of fossils is amazing, making this cave a natural exception worth seeing.
Archaeological findings were not observed on the first place. Finally, the cave fauna mainly consists of a few bats.