Location: 2.5km NW of Maroneia, Thrace
Entrance Altitude: 150m asl
Cave Formation: Horizontal
Cave Map: pending
Main Research Years: ongoing
Occupaion Eras and Dates:
MN; LN; EBA;
7TH Century AD;
12-13TH Century AD.
Trantalidou, K., Belegrinou, E., and Andreasen, N. 2010. Pastoral societies in the southern Balkan Peninsula: The evidence from caves occupied during the Neolithic and the Chalcolithic era, Phenomena of Cultural Borders and Border Cultures across the Passage of the Time. In Anodos 10, 295-320. Trnava University.
Cave Description: The biggest dimensions for this cave would be 350x50m and It is situated east of the Platanitis Stream. Polyphimos was a cyclops in the Odyssey who kept livestock in a cave.
Research Chronicles and Data: The cave is currently being excavated so that it can be developed for tourist purposes.
Cave Uses: As the name suggests, this cave is most suitable for dwelling and keeping livestock, however we are unable to comment further until the excavation has been completed and published.