The Ideon Andron crete cave lies next to the Nida Plateau. A good tarmac road leads you there, providing you keep between the orange lines. We park our car at a big parking area with a taverna. From here we have a nice view of the Nida Plateau. We walk up on an unpaved road. A few hairpin turns quickly get us on the altitude of the cave. About halfway there is a little church, from where you have an even better view of the Nida Plateau.
Once we arrive at the Ideon Andron crete cave, construction workers are busy building a parking area, a wall and a taverna. Looks like they want more tourists here also. We walk towards the cave and se two rail tracks going towards the entrance.The Ideon Cave or Ideon Andron is found on Mt Ida or Psiloritis, the highest mountain in Crete.
The Ideon Cave is one of the greatest cave sanctuaries in Crete, as important as the major Greek temples. It flourished in antiquity (4000 BC to the 1st century AD).
The Ideon Cave was famous for being the place where Zeus, the Father of the Gods, was born and grew up.