Greece boasts of dramatic natural wonders and bizarre formations, scattered all around the country, offering breathtaking experiences and creating memories with the wow-factor for a lifetime. Let’s explore that majesty of nature one can meet in Greece.
Diros Caves (Peloponnese)
No one knows just how far these caves run into the seaside cliffs of Diros in the Mani’s peninsula, Peloponnese. One can get a glimpse idea of how vast they are by taking a boat tour and explore this underground maze.
Samaria Gorge (Crete)
At 18 kilometers (11 miles) long, the Samaria gorge is the longest gorge in Europe. But although its walls reach up to 500 meters and at one point are only 2 meters apart, it’s not the physical dimensions that attract thousands each year. For that, you can credit the wildflowers, the cold stream, and the whole experience of making your way from the heart of Crete to its coast.
The Santorini Caldera (Cyclades)
Red cliffs creating a magical surrounding, where the earth meets the sea, welcoming all travellers as they enter the caldera bay. The whitewashed clifftop villages of Oia and Fira resemble powdered sugar sprinkled in the volcanic scenery. At the Santorini Caldera, the cliff walls rise steeply on either side, a majestic scenery embracing the shimmering blue sea with red, yellow and ochre coloured rock formations.
Some 3,600 years ago, the centre of the island was blown away in a colossal volcanic eruption, leaving behind a roughly circular depression in the sea floor and the crescent-shaped sliver of rock known as Santorini. The best places to view the caldera are the walking path between Fira and Oia, or the clifftop streets in either of these two towns.