Location: Mt. Hymettus, Korakovounion
Entrance Altitude: 550m asl
Cave Formation: Horizontal
Cave Map: pending
Main Research Years:
Occupation Eras and Dates: MN; LNI; LN Ib; EBA; Geometric Period; 2nd half of 5th century BC – Imperial times. 4800-4200BC .
Cave Description: The biggest dimensions of the cave are 50x20m.
Research Chronicles and Data: Within the cave, five floors have been found, each with a hearth. These five floors consisted of debris, residues, and horizontal alternating rough stones. The hearths are made from rough stone and Figurines have been found.
Cave Uses: Spiritual and Burial (B.c.d), the late Neolithic is when this cave was occupied for the greatest length of time. The excavators suggested social and symbolic use, rather than economic, because of the figurines. Rather than just a cave to be used for exploitation of secondary animal products, or transhumance patterns of seasonal movement in the landscape and climate parameters. The cave has evidence that it was used for mortuary practices, during the classical period there are suggestions that this cave was used as a cult cave dedicated to Pan.