The Sfakia Cave is located near the village of Asfentou. It is of great interest as hidden in the cave are incised caved paintings from ancient times. The cave was formed in a small valley, in the northeast part of the Asfentou Gorge which is 400 meters Asfendou Township. It basically consists of one room which in the past was much larger. Intense precipitation and the collapse of its ceiling, gave a rock shelter morphology to the cave. On the floor, near to the entrance, on a stalagmite-plate, there are rock carvings depicting a variety of themes. It are difficult to ascertain the age. Based on the themes and the methods used for the engraving, some researchers place them in prehistoric periods.

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