Zakynthos's Mysterious Azure Waters
The Blue Caves are one of the most popular attractions at Zakynthos. Discovered in 1897 by Antonio Komouto, the caves, or rather the remnants of caves, attract countless of visitors every year.
The Blue Caves, which start around Agios Nikolaos and stretch to Skinari Cape, are a series of geological formations created naturally by erosion. The area, a hot spot for scuba diving aficionados, features a succession of limestone arches through which small boats can travel. It’s even possible to visit some of the caves, including the biggest one, Kianon (from cyan), where you can admire stalactites hanging like chandeliers from the top of the cave.
But what is most spectacular about these natural wonders is the unique colour of the water found inside. Indeed, as light reflects onto the water, it gives an eerie and ethereal blue colour to anything that touches it, including you.