Karaftu Cave

Historic cave

About: Karaftu Cave

Karaftu Castle is a cave 67 kilometers north of Divandarreh City in Kurdistan Province. This cave is a lime cave created in the Cenozoic Era. Some parts of the cave are carved and different inscriptions and reliefs of animals are visible in them. There is a Greek inscription above the entrance door of one of the rooms on the third floor of the cave that has mentioned this cave as "The Temple of Heracles".
This monument was registered as one of the national monuments of Iran on February 10, 1940 under the registration number of 330.

General Specifications
Karaftu Cave
Geological history
Karaftu cave was underwater during the Mesozoic period and the heights of Karaftu have emerged from the water at the late Mesozoic period.
Physical features of the cave
Its length is about 750 meters, the height of its enterance (its current enterance) from the hilltop is about 20 to 25 meters.
Special features
The cave is unique in terms of building structure
Best time to visit
Spring and Summer
Necessary equipment
Nearest tourist attractions
Ziviyeh Tappeh
Access route
67 kilometers northwest of Divandarreh city and about the same distance to the east of Saqqez, Kordestan province, Iran
Network coverage
Karaftu Cave

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