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Milatos cave is really known for a drama which unfolded with Turkish invaders in February, 1823. Early in 1823, the residents of the surrounding area took refuge in the Militos Cave to hide from the Turkish troops of Hasan Pasha, who were plundering and pillaging Lassithi. The Cretan rebel…
It is a historical cave for local people. When Crete was in war against Turkey, Milatos' people protected themselves in this cave. It is an honour for Greeks to visit this cave.
Cave of Milatos is well known for the tragedy that took place here in February 1823. In winter of 1822-23, Hassan Pasha devastated and ravaged the Lassithi Plateau. Then his troops moved in the region of Mirabelo. The residents of the area predicted his destructive mania and found refuge in the…