Drogorati Caves, Kefalonia, Greece .... The Drogarati Caves are situated in the Sami region of Kefalonia and are open to the public. The caves are just a short distance from the Melissani Cave Lake and belong to the same geological region. They are approximately 60m deep.
The accoustic qualities in the main chamber are quite spectacular. A number of concerts have been hosted here including international artists such as Maria Callas with up to 500 people attending. Unusually, electric lighting has been permitted in the Drogarati Caves which allows the visitor to fully admire this marvellous natural creation.
Estimated at over 150 million years old the cave was known about by the islanders for over a hundred years before it was opened to the public in 1963. The 1953 earthquakes caused a section of the roof to cave in. A downhill corridor leads to a natural balcony overlooking a chamber of about 100 square meters of floor space. It houses rare stalagmites and stalactites which have been created by lime deposits in the water that filters through the bedrock above.
The Drogarati Caves are open during the summer months; they may also open during the winter time. Both the Melissani Cave Lake and The Drogarati Caves are well known on the island and are located in the Sami/Karavomilos areas, not far from Agia Efimia.