The Cave of Anemotrypa is located near the village of Pramanta at the Athamanika Mountains, at the southeast part of the prefecture of Ioannina. In 1960 it was excavated by the caver Anna Petrochilou and nowadays 270 m. from its total 350 m. of its length are accessible. It is located on the provincial road that connects the villages of Tzoumerka with Arta and Ioannina. The entrance of the cave is situated at an altitude of 880 meters.
Characteristics and Morphology of the cave
The cave was formed in carbonate rocks in 3 levels as a result of the dissolving action of groundwater. The dissolution process created an imposing elongated cave that occupies an area of ??more than 1,500 square meters. The area of ??the cave consists of ten chambers connected by corridors and tunnels. The whole area is decorated with stalactites of various shapes, stalagmites, columns, ponds, sinkholes, bridges, streams work of stone, stalls, steep incline, etc.
Impressive stalactites and stalagmites, waterfalls, little lakes, an underground river and beautiful colours compose a breathtaking place worth visiting it.
The total length of the tourist route is 350 meters and it will take no more than 20 minutes to the visitor to complete it.
At the entrance of the cave, the visitor crosses a hallway of a few meters and then enters the first chamber. This particular chamber is decorated with columns and drapes. The next chamber is the “Big Hall” with great geodiversity while at a lower elevation level stands the “Chamber of White Pond”.
Then, the visitor enters the “Corridor of Richness.” This is a corridor that exceeds 50 meters in length and it is the most impressive and spectacular part of the cave. This part of the cave hosts banded curtains, white stalactites and stalagmites. A unique stony chandelier is hanging on the ceiling.
The corridor ends at the “Chamber of Red Lake”. Within this room, small basins composed of red rocks, accept water from the “Red Lake”, which covers most of the space and form an impressive landscape. This is the last chamber of the cave. Then, the space narrows, becomes downhill and leads the visitor to the exit of the cave completing the sightseeing tour.
The cave is open to the public mainly during the morning hours.
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