Euripides Cave

The Cave of Euripides is a ten-chamber cave in Peristeria on Salamis Island. It’s the subject of archaeological investigation. Its name comes from its long reputation as the place where the playwright Euripides came for sanctuary to write his tragedies.

In the 1990s excavations were made under the direction of Yannos G. Lolos, Assistant Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Ioannina, Epirus, in collaboration with the Department of Palaeoanthropology of the Greek Ministry of Culture.

The cave is situated on the south eastern part of the Island in a place called Peristeria.