In a previous blog we mentioned some incredible ancient, man-made wonders. They are available to visit on a range of amazing Greek Islands. Now though, we think these eight naturally formed creations are certainly worth a mention. These sights are arguably just as impressive and are truly a treat for the eyes. Definitely, places for both amateur and professional photographers to visit. Explore Greece, with Deep Blue Yachting from a luxury charter yacht.
Explore Greece, Eight Incredible Places To Visit.
A national park on the island of Crete. Samaria Gorge is a long and deep ravine carved into a large mountain range by a small river many years ago. Entering the gorge, you’ll feel like you are stepping into a fantasy movie set. Or have somehow wandered into Jurassic Park. Filled with trails and viewpoints the gorge not only offers stunning scenery, but an exciting day out.
The island of Santorini is well known for its pure white houses topped with sleek blue domes. Perhaps though, this is the contrast the land beneath it, which is a dark and charred colour. The reason behind this island’s strange colour, including the black sand beaches. Is that it was created by an enormous volcanic eruption. Featuring an incredible array of cliffs, beaches and flat lands. The entire island is a natural wonder; a unique and awe-inspiring place.
There are many of these naturally occurring wonders across the Greek islands. As the tide goes out, it leaves water stranded in the rocky areas of the coast, like large rock pools. The result is beautiful clear waters perfect for a nice relaxing swim. While you could spend ages looking for one of these marvels. There is known to be one just outside the town of Giola, on the island of Thassos.
In this explore Greece blog. This is the first in our run of caves, Melissani is an oasis like cave. Settled in crystal clear blue waters and hidden along Kefalonia coastline. It sits beneath a dramatic, forest edge, sinkhole. That has opened up, revealing not only the heart of the cave from the above, but allowing stunning illuminations below.
The second stop on our list of caves is the Diro Cave. Found near Pyrgos Dirou in the region of Laconia in Greece. These caves might not be as vibrant as Melissani, but they are definitely striking. The Diro caves are dark, lit only by man-made light, but feature an incredible array of geological formations. Including its famous ceiling of, icicle like, rock spires.
The Blue Caves
Our final cave is not actually a singular entity, but rather a set of impressive archways. These underground waterways cut into the coast of Zakynthos. The blue caves are a bright and beautiful marvel. A light beneath the water illuminates the entire hollow in a vibrant blue. Giving these caves their distinctive, yet not very imaginative, name. It is also worth noting these are the only caves on the list you can swim through, rather than row.
Heart Shaped Island
Better known as Kardia Island, this little gem sits just below the island of Sapientza. With it’s rocky landscape, this deserted island isn’t exactly a place you want to camp on. But for all those romantics out there, how can you resist a trip to one of the biggest hearts in the world?
Okay, we are kind of cheating here. While mount Olympus isn’t on an island, it is very close to the eastern shore of Greece. Which means it is easily accessible by boat. It is also the greatest wonder the country has to offer. So it would be a shame not to include it. The highest mountain in Greece is not only that, but also one of the tallest in Europe. An unmissable natural beauty. This vast mountain extends up and into the clouds and was once thought the be the home of the gods.
Explore Greece, do you want to visit one or more of the these incredible natural marvels? With your own chartered yacht, you can go where you want, when you want, allowing you to see everything you want to with no limitations or compromises.
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