Greek islands with beautiful blue caves
Caves are probably the most unexplored and pristine geographical phenomenon, especially when they are nestled deep in the islands. Associated with myths, legends, and natural phenomena, they are among the attractions that mass tourism can not affect, no matter when you visit them. They are always there, waiting for you with their thousand year-old stories to be revealed when you explore them, either by boat or by diving. Yes, diving. You see, through their small ravines, light penetrates discreetly to give waters a unique, blue color, that is irresistible. Explore the most beautiful caves that offer their unique beauty to the Greek islands that host them, with cheap ferry tickets through Let's Ferry.
One of the first sights you have the opportunity to enjoy as soon as you reach the port of Sami, is the Cave in Melissani Lake. This is a rare geological phenomenon that features regularly on the lists of the best natural attractions in the world. The cave would not have been discovered if its roof, that is also part of the hill, had not been demolished by extreme weather conditions. Discovered in 1951, this is a cave of rare beauty with crystal clear waters that reach a depth of 40 meters.
Cave in Melissani Lake
Apart from its strategic location, the island is famous for its cosmopolitan aesthetics and the Blue Grotto. Also known as the Cave of Parasta or Fokiali, it is just a few minutes by boat from the port. The name "Blue Grotto" is of course inspired by the dazzling blue color of the waters under the reflection of the sun, while the name Fokiali comes from the seals (Fokia in Greek) that live around and find shelter there.
View in the port of Kastellorizo
The scenery with the countless stalactites in combination with the color of the waters, has always attracted visitors from all over the world. The best time to visit the cave is right after dawn, when the sun is still low. Don't miss this magic moment and visit the island at the eastern tip of Greece with online booking for cheap ferry tickets to Kastellorizo through Let's Ferry.
Lefkada has some of the most beautiful waters in Europe, and it also has Meganisi, a small habitable island just 12 nautical miles to the east, with the largest underwater cave in the world. This is Papanikolis cave, which took its name from the submarine that found refuge there during World War II. If you dare take a dive in its ice-cold waters, its little sandy beach will reward you!
Meganisi island in Lefkada
A real-live painting unfolds in front of you when you visit the Underwater Caves of Paxos. Also known as Graves, they are located on the west side of the island and they are actually a series of caves with unique, irresistible turquoise waters. Here are some that you can visit:
• Ortholithos is a large vertical rock opposite which the cave of the same name can be found.
• The cave of Ypapantis got its name from the Church located nearby, as according to the locals, it communicates with the cave underwater.
• The Blue Cave got its name from the color of the water and it actually consists of three different caves.
• Tripitos consists of natural rock formations and is shaped like a peculiar shield.
Tripitos cave in Paxos island
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In the Fior de Levante, the Blue Caves are one of the most beautiful attractions that one can visit on the island. You can reach them by car or by sea, as they are located between Agios Nikolaos and Cape Skinari, at the northern end of Zakynthos and 30 km from the port. There you will descend about 100 steps and you will meet rocks from where you can dive and reach the caves. But you can also find private or organized boats that take you there, from Makry Gialos or the port of Agios Nikolaos.
The Blue Caves of Zakynthos
The ecological paradise of the Sporades, loved by the Mediterranean seals and sea turtles, hosts some of the most beautiful caves. Both in Alonissos and its surrounding islets, such as Peristera and Panagia, feature hidden seabed wonders you will discover by taking an excursion boat. The Blue Cave of Alonissos is accessible only by sea and it is located very close to Strovili beach, in the northeastern part of the island, 18 km from the port. It is also known as Papanikoli Cave as it was, apart from the one in Lefkada, one of the shelters of the warship in the Aegean Sea.
Giala beach in Alonissos
Take a trip to discover the caves of the Greek islands, to discover their crystal-clear waters, their hidden secrets and the rare species of animals and birds that they host, creating a wonderful, special universe. The magical world of the sea caves that Let's Ferry helps you discover with cheap ferry tickets and easy, online booking!