Must Visit: Top 10 Caves to Explore Worldwide
Our planet is full of breathtaking stunning landscapes, including caves resembling parts of a fairytale world. From one part of the world to another beautiful caves are gaining the impressions. Underground tunnels and surface openings leave the visitors speechless with their beauty. The exploration completes the unique adventure experience that everyone enjoys. At the list below you can find some of the most impressive caves to explore:
- Benagil Cave, Algarve, Portugal: This miracle of nature will surely catch your eye. The area where this well-photographed cave is located is prone to tides, making access only possible from the water. There are several ways to go to the caves. The first is to get on one of the many boat tours starting from the nearby towns of Portimao and Albufeira or even better by choosing driving to Benagil beach and renting a SUP or a kayak from there to go to the cave located 200-300 meters.
- Marble Caves, Patagonia: The beautiful cave consists entirely of marble. Numerous tunnels, white marble, turquoise waters and spectacular reflections create an unreal landscape. It is located between Chile and Argentina. Their special geological form is due to the movement of the lake’s waves for 6,000 years, sculpting them in such a way that tourists can visit and admire them. Turquoise clear waters intensify their vibrant colors, creating an unrealistic setting that compensates even the most demanding visitors.
- Melissani Cave, Cephalonia, Greece: The underground lake of Melissani was discovered in 1951 by the speleologist Giannis Petrochilos and is located in Karavomylos, just outside Sami, Cephalonia. Inside, a large part of the roof has collapsed, offering a fascinating spectacular view.
- Tham Lod Cave, Thailand: The Nam Lang River crosses the cave in northern Thailand. The cave is full of wonderful stalactites and stalagmites while inside it live hundreds of petroglyphs.
- Glowworms cave, New Zealand: It is located on the North Island of New Zealand and is known for the strange worms that live inside it. These unique creatures are called Arachnocampa Luminosa, they emit light like fireflies and are the size of a mosquito. They live only in New Zealand caves and use light to attract their prey.
- Ice Caves, Mutnovsky Volcano, Russia: Ice cave formation is very common in glaciers around Mutnovsky Volcano in Russia. Some of them are created by openings that release volcanic heat and gases called vapors.
- Reed Flute, China: It has been a popular destination for hundreds of years. Inside are hundreds of stalagmites and stalactites that impress with their shapes and forms. It took its name from the numerous reeds that grow at its entrance.
- Sikia Cave Milos Island, Greece: Anyone who has visited the Cave of Sikia, has to say about its amazing beauty and the play of colors that the rays of the sun make when they fall into it. The Cave does not have a roof (it is likely that it fell after an earthquake) and this works in favor since it creates an impressive result with the colors of the sea. Sikia is located on the west side of Milos and is accessed exclusively by sea. It got its name from a fig tree near the roof opening. The cave is one of the favorite destinations of travelers.
- Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland: It is located inside a huge iceberg and is about 3 km long. It was created by a volcanic eruption in 1996.
- Antelope Canyon, United States of America: This cave is located in the land of the Navajo Indians and is more reminiscent of an illusion or painting than a natural landscape! The gorge was ‘carved’ into the rocks due to continuous strong winds and sudden floods. The result was these soft and somewhat ‘fluid’ walls. During the desert monsoon season, heavy rains cause dangerous sudden floods and have claimed the lives of several careless visitors.
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