Top 5 Natural Wonders of Greece

natural wonders of Greece

Greece has had a significant impact on human evolution, history, and civilisation. In addition to stunning historical structures, the country is known for being the birthplace of democracy and the Olympic Games. It is not only the birthplace of great minds and classical civilization, but is also endowed with natural wonders of Greece that attract visitors and Greeks alike.

The amazing natural beauties that make Greece one of Europe’s top destinations at any time of year are rarely discussed. We’ve produced a list of the top 5 natural wonders of Greece that have captivated the world’s attention. Ancient ruins, natural phenomena, and beach villages with a modern human touch combine to create paradisiacal and spectacular attractions that annually draw 20 million visitors. 

Meteora

Various natural forces combine to form an outstanding finger-like colossus of unique rocks, a process that began 60 million years ago, according to the geologist. Meteora is significant culturally and religiously; the standing rocks formerly held roughly 24 monasteries, but only 6 exist now.

The average height of the Meteora rock is 1027 feet, and the surrounding environment, vegetation, and weather combine to make the location a tourist’s dream. For easier access to the monasteries, steps have been carved out of the rock. There are around 120 rocky outcroppings and 700 various ways to get to them.

The ideal time to visit Meteora is in May or June, when there are less tourists and the weather is favourable.

Island of Lemnos

It’s unusual to see a desert so close to the sea. That and more is what the Greek island of Lemnos has to offer in its magnificent beauty. It’s the only spot in Europe where you’ll find a desert, or even something resembling one. Three continents, Europe, Africa, and Asia, converge on the island.

The 7-hectare Gomati desert, with its ever-changing sand dunes, is a surprisingly lovely sight. The ocean wind and erosion generated the Pachies Ammoudies dunes, which are continually changing. The image is even more striking when combined with the blue colour of the adjacent Aegean Sea.

Furthermore, the island of Lemnos’ surrounding territory is not entirely made up of sand and water. White lilies, thyme, wild olive trees, and other sand-friendly plants contribute to the Island’s overall beauty.

Blue Caves of Zakynthos

Zakynthos boasts a variety of natural attractions, ranging from beautiful beaches to a series of magnificent caverns caused by erosion and other natural phenomena. The island, which stretches from Agios Nikolaos to the Skinari region, provides a variety of activities for scuba divers and ordinary tourists.

Inside the caves, the most enchanting element of Zakynthos’ blue caves may be seen and felt. When sunlight interacts with the water, it produces a variety of colours, including eerie or ethereal colors in the morning and a reddish tint at sunset. When you or any other thing takes on the colour of the water after touching it, the amazement is palpable.

A boat excursion may take you to the most beautiful portions of Zakynthos Island, including the Shipwreck Beach. You may not need a boat if you are a diver or an adventure seeker. All you need is a short vehicle ride to Skinari Cape and a few steps down the cliff before plunging into the sea.

Drakolimni

According to mythology, two dragons fought furiously over the claim to the land, throwing fire and rocks at each other. The epic conflict resulted in the formation of a beautiful black and white landscape, thus the name Drakolimni, which means “Dragon Lake.”

And, while you won’t be greeted by dragons, the vista of Drakolimni is nothing short of spectacular.

Drakolimni of Tymfi, the first big lake, is 2050 metres above sea level and is home to alpine newts. The second lake, located a few kilometres north of Tymfi, is home to alpine newts as well. The river Aoos separates the lakes.

Santorini

Without equivocation, this is without a doubt the most breathtakingly stunning island you will ever see. Santorini is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea’s southern reaches. A volcanic explosion thousands of years ago generated a significant imbalance in the island’s topography, distinguishing it from other circular islets near it.

The fact that over 2 million people from all over the world visit this island demonstrates its enormous attractiveness. Various regions of the island provide a variety of panoramic views and adventure opportunities. The hamlet of Oria conjures you images of sunsets setting on whitewashed houses and blue dome churches that you will never forget. Fira is the bustling hub of the island, catering to all of your requirements.

You may just go on a sunset boat trip with various bonuses and luxuries while taking in the scenery.

Another incentive to go to Santorini is to see the wine business, which is a big aspect of the island if you like wine. Including wine tasting on your Santorini bucket list sounds like a nice idea.

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