Drogarati Cave

The Drogarati cave is about 5 km to the south of Sami, on the main road that links Sami to the capital.

Although it too had been known about to the inhabitants of the area for many years, the cave was only opened to the public in 1963. Visitors are able to admire the wonderful stalactites and stalagmites that display every colour of the rainbow.

The Drogarati cave is divided into two parts; the first of which was once an extension of the main cave. Its roof however has since collapsed, transforming it into a depression in the ground. The second part of the cave that is now open to the public consists of a large chamber about 100 metres long, which is divided into two areas by massive stone blocks that have broken away from the roof, forming a natural platform decorated with translucent stalactites, which is called the Royal Balcony. Below this balcony is a further area, called the Apotheosis Room. This is a semicircular hall measuring about 65 metres by 45 metres and 20 metres in height. The vaulted roof is richly decorated with stalactites. It has exceptionally good acoustics and has been converted into a concert hall seating an audience of 500, hence it is also known as the “Concert Cave”.