Until 1963 Melissani cave could only be visited by those who dared climb down by rope and reach the island by rope and reach the island by swimming in the icy water of the lake. Since then, a tunnel has been made which leads down to the amazing world of beauty below ground. Little rowing boats carry you over the mirror-like surface of thw lake as you stare in awe and wonder, watching the light play over the water and create its special effects.
You feel an overwhelming desire to be there all alone, waiting for the midday sun to banish your shadow and to whisk you away to the heavenly thrones of the ancients gods.
Finding yourself drifting in this amazing cave, you hold your breath to catch the sound of a single drop of the water, falling from the walls of the cave to splash gently into the shimmering water of Melissani; a lake which, despite its countless visitors, still insists on engulfing you in silence and scattering the invisible, mystical powers.