Giannikos Hotel

Visit Cave of Petralona

Cave of Petralona

Cave of Petralona Halkidiki

The cave is among the most important monuments of human prehistory.

The cave was accidentally discovered in 1959 by Fillipos Chatzaridis, a local shepherd looking for a spring, and it rose to world fame in 1960, when another local came across the skull of the Petralonian Archanthopus, an early hominid as old as 670,000 years.

Cave is open daily from 09:00 untill sunset.

Distance from Gainnikos Hotel: 72 km

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