The Cave of Drogarati is a must see attraction of Kefalonia. Discovered nearly 300 years ago, when a part fell into itself because of the powerful earthquake and thus created the current entrance.
Originally, the cave was used by the community Chaliotata, under the supervision of speleologist Mrs. Anna Petrochilou. Since 1963 the cave is open to the public all year round.
The Cave of Drogarati is located 3km from Sami at an altitude of 120 meters. The depth reaches 95m and the temperature is 18°C (64.4°F). It is considered one of the best caves in Greece and it is the only one with such a large room (Dimensions of 65m x 45m and 20m height) and most suitable for cave therapy.
The Cave of Drogarati is alive since its creation is continuing since water drops are falling everywhere from the stalagmites. Don’t disturb those drops from falling, since this has a major impact on the creation of the cave, which dates back over 100 million years! Imagine that a stalactite grows approximately one centimeter every hundred years.
The big hall, decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, has excellent acoustics and is designed for concerts with a special platform. The two most important and largest caves are the Cave Agalaki and the Cave Zervati.
To visit the cave, one will have to climb specially designed steps, which, because of increased humidity are extremely dangerous and therefore requires great care.