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3 amazing miracles of nature in the Aegean Sea

Limnos ● Nisyros ● Tinos ● 10 October 2018
 
You will only believe them when you see them. And yet, they are true, and for the locals they are their everyday reality. Nature can create some really impressive and unexplainable phenomena. Enjoy the most peculiar things nature created in Greece and combine them with beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea!

Geological park of Faraklou, Limnos, Northern Aegean

The geological park of Faraklou in Limnos has odd, unfinished sculptures on sand. In this stunning spectacle of rocky formations, this wonder seems to emerge from the ground out of the blue. They are believed to be the creations of rolling hot lava, which gushed out of the volcanoes active on the island thousands years ago. When that lava came into contact with sea water, it cooled down and eventually formed these bizarre sea rocks. They are definitely worth the drive on the dirt road from Propouli village.

Volcano, Nisyros, Dodecanese

The volcano in Nisyros seems to have jumped straight out of a fairytale book, where you walk next to a giant. The giant is sleeping as the volcano has remained idle for thousands of years. Thus, it gives you the opportunity to admire his treasures, the volcanic rocks. Thw oldest rocks are 160,000 years old, while the new ones only 15,000 years old and cover the whole island! The largest crater of the volcano has a diameter of 260 m. and depth of 30 m. If you are aware of the volcano in Santorini, forget everything you know. This active volcano will impress you much more with its magnitude and colors!

Nisyros volcano

Volax, Tinos, Cyclades

The name of Volax is linked to the rough rocks that seem to have fallen from the sky when comets fell from the heavens above. Legend says that these monoliths are in fact what is left of the Battle of the Giants and Titans. No matter the truth, the Cycladic landscape becomes lunar on this area. Plus, the village of Volax nearby is a traditional, authentic island like most of the numerous villages in Tinos, where you can enjoy the hospitality and the beauty of this off-the-beaten-path Cycladic island. Make a road trip to see them all and stop in this natural wonder to take a lot of photos feeling like having just landed in the moon!

Volax

Where to Stay

Hotel in Porto Cheli, Greece Best Western Rozos Hotel
Best Western Rozos Hotel
Main Street, 21061 Porto Cheli, Greece

Best Western Rozos Hotel is situated right in front of the beach in charming, seaside fishing village Porto Cheli, in the municipality of Ermionida, in Peloponnese. The distance from the port is 700 m. There is a regular ferry connection from Athens, Piraeus, and from the Saronic islands Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses.

Hotel in Chios, Greece Esperides Hotel
Esperides Hotel
Agia Foteini Beach, 82100 Chios, Greece

Esperides Hotel is located just one minute's walk from Agia Foteini Beach. Chios town and Chios Port are approximately a 20-minute drive away. Chios National Airport is a 16-minute drive away.

Studio & Appartment in Zakynthos, Greece Studios Petra
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Studios Petra
Kipseli, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Studios Petra is located in Kipseli, approximately a 10-minute walk from the nearest beach. Zakynthos town and port are 12 km away. Zakynthos International Airport is 15 km away.


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