7 Spectacular Caves that should be your next Holiday Destination

Spectacular Caves

There’s something about caves that lures you in. it could be the thrill of being surrounded by a natural void or it could be the sheer beauty of the elements that you see there. Here are some caves that you need to see at least once in your life, the carvings or the rock patterns are sure to leave you spell bound. Plan your next holiday to see these caves around the world:

  • Petralona Cave-

Situated in Greece, 300m above the sea level this cave is made of red stone. The cave is full of stalactites and stalagmite rock formations and also has an anthropological museum nearby. Cats seem to have a special affinity to this cave, so cat lovers have something more to look forward to.

Google Rating: 4.3

  • Blue Grotto-

This sea cave in Italy has a blue glow due to the reflection of sunlight through seawater via an underground cavity. The cave is illuminated in eerie shades and the clear water further adds to its appeal.

Google Rating: 4.0

  • Phong Nha Cave-

This cave in Vietnam has 14 grottoes and an underground river. The cave has surreal colour textures. The boat that takes you into the cave can remove its roof for a full experience of the cave. You can also spend time in the Phong Nha National Park.

Google Rating: 4.6

  • Mammoth Cave National Park-

This National Park in Kentucky, USA houses the Mammoth Cave which has subterranean passageways. The rocks here have formations that appear like flowing waterfalls. Also, the Frozen Niagara Falls Section is a tourist favourite.

Google Rating: 4.7

  • Gorham’s Cave-

Often mistaken as a sea cave, this sea-level cave in Gibraltar is considered one of the last known habitation of Neanderthals. This comparatively less explored cave is one of the four caves in the Gorham Cave Complex. The cave is made of limestone rocks. You can also enjoy the beach situated below the cave.

Google Rating: 4.0

  • Lamprechtsofen-

This cave in Austria is one of the deepest caves of the world lined with limestone rocks. The cave has an underground river which cascades down the walls in form of waterfalls and makes the climate a bit cold but beautiful nonetheless. You can also see the research section of the cave with prior notice.

Google Rating: 4.4

  • Optymistychna Cave-

This cave in Ukraine is lined with gypsum rocks that form a 30m thick layer. Though the passageways are small (around 5 ft) in height, it makes for a great adventure for explorers and thrill seekers. The cave is often called the maze cave. You can also see man made sculptures during exit which shine in lantern lights.

Google Rating: 4.5

These caves are not just nature’s archaeological marvels but a place where one can essentially get lost in the layers of Earth’s history and at the same time be humbled by the beauty of gradual decay.