When people think of traveling to Europe, most people picture things like the Eiffel Tower or the Coliseum. Not that these places aren’t impressive, but there is so much more to Europe, beyond the popular attractions. Sprawling over 10.18 million-square-miles with a wide range of landscapes, Europe is also home to some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world.
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher is actually a very popular destination for tourists. However, as they create one of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe, it deserves a spot on this list. The cliffs rise 120 meters high above the sea and are 7 meters long. With the ocean crashing deep down blow, the Cliffs are an amazing site to see from top to bottom.
A jewel of the Swiss Alps is the Matterhorn. The “Mountain of Mountains” is the highest summit in Switzerland and one of the highest in all the Alps. However, although pretty to look it, Matterhorn is considered one of the most deadly mountains in the world, as many have perished trying to climb it.
Eisriesenwelt translates to “World of the Ice Giants”. The name is perfectly fitting for these caverns found in Austria. The largest ice caves in the world lay 400 meters below the Earth’s surface and sprawl 42 kilometers. Legend has it that these cold caverns were one the icy entrance to hell.
Capri’s Blue Grotto
This illuminated dream is the Blue Grotto, which is located off the coast of Italy’s Capri. Sunlight passing through the water creates a breathtaking blue reflection and causes the cave to “glow”. The cave is 50 meter deep into the cliff and is 150 meters deep.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Plitvice Lake National Park is also a very popular destination for tourists in Croatia (and rightfully so). Created by 16 terraced, crystalline lakes, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is famous for it waterfalls, caves, and of course, lakes. The lakes are also known for having some of the bluest waters in the world.