Cave of Philoctetes




•    Found under the Sanctuary of Kaviria
•    Here lived for 12 years Philoctetes
•    He was healed of his ailments by the therapeutic properties of the Limnian earth

Hidden below the Kaviria temple are the Caves of Philoctetes, where he remained after his companions, the Achaeans, left for their campaign against Troy.  He suffered a severe snake bite, and according to mythology, he was healed using the therapeutic Limnian earth.  Philoctetes was the inspiration for 3 Greek tragic poets, including Sophocles.   




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