The entrance to the cave was unassuming, and I wondered what we'd find inside, since I had seen no photos in the brochure.
Now, for today's Where Oh Where Wednesday, the game is a little different. Instead of "Where", you'll need to guess "How Old"!
Any guesses yet?
When I first saw the steps, my first reaction was "Oh no," since we had just climbed and descended the 309 steps to the Grand Meteoron Monastery earlier that morning.
But, there were not as many steps (I did count but forgot to record the number) and unlike the monasteries where I saw many people waiting at the bottom since they knew they could not make it up the steps, Theopetra Cave is wheelchair accessible for those who need it.
Once inside, I was surprised at how small the cave was, and thought how it would be difficult to see everything if a large bus tour came to the site.
Fortunately, we were the only people there for almost our entire stay of about 30 minutes. As we were leaving, 4 other people arrived-- 2 were with a tour guide.
Now, to really start the game! First, I'll show you a part of the excavations, then ask you to guess how old, and finally reveal the age, via a sign from the site. There are 3 parts! Let's get started!
Make your guess--how old?!
Make your guess--how old (remember, >9,000 years!)?
Make your guess--how old? (Remember, >60,000 yrs.!)
Now, there's one more image, and it's not part of the game, but amazing, nonetheless.
In the future, there will be a museum that will contain all of the excavated artifacts. I look forward to exploring it during one of my revisits to the region!
Have you visited any interesting caves?
Let me know in a comment below!