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Ear of Dionysius is an artificial limestone cave carved into the Temenite rocks.
According to historians, the cave was formed on the site of an ancient quarry. The cave reaches a height of 23 meters, and its length is 65 meters. The bend of the cave is S-shaped, and the entrance is – drop shape. Perhaps that is why the acoustics are so good here.
Its name – Ear of Dionysus – the cave received at the end of the 16th century, thanks to the Italian painter Caravaggio. He also came up with a legend according to which this cave was used by Dionysius as a prison. In it, he kept his political opponents, and through acoustics he could overhear their secrets and plans. According to another legend,
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