There are so many amazing places on Earth that you want to visit. We have collected the most fantastically beautiful and hidden lakes that you will that will leave you speechless.
Kelimutu, Flores Island, Indonesia
The Kelimutu Volcanic Lakes are located on the island of Flores near the small town of Moni. The tri-colored lakes of Mount Kelimutu are special for natural occurring phenomenon. Due to the ever-changing colours and the varying colours amongst themselves, it is beautifully haunting. The local people here consider it as a resting place for the departed souls. They believed that Mae was a god of the afterlife and those who died will sit by the lakes base on their merits in life. Therefore, it is connected to the names of the lake, when translated meant one for the souls of the people, another for the spirits of young people and lastly for the spirits of soothsayers. The magic of this place is that lakes change colour dramatically and unpredictably from blue or green to red or black, making it one of the natural phenomena to be beheld by many.
Nakuru is the fourth-largest urban area in Kenya after the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. Lake Nakuru is home to some of the world’s most majestic wildlife: lions, rhinos, zebras and hundreds of bird species – including flamingos that famously blush the water pink when they gather in numbers. Lake Nakuru is also part of the Great Rift Valley Lake System that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Croatia’s oldest and biggest national park is Plitvice. It’s also known as one of the world’s most beautiful nature reserves and a UNESCO Heritage Site. The lake has a four-season playground known for its pristine forests, stunning waterfalls, and dozens of turquoise lakes. To see it all, trek along the wooden pathways that twist through bright-green vegetation and past water rushing down limestone and dolomite rock. Along the way, keep an eye out for the park’s signature blue butterflies and the trout that populate the shallow waters. The colour of the lakes changes from emerald to turquoise to navy and the difference in the elevation between lakes results in beautiful cascading waterfalls.
Kefalonia Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece
The cave lake of Melissani is one of the most enchanting and well known attractions of Kefalonia as well as being a site of great historical interest. Located at Karavomilo, very near Sami, it was rediscovered in 1951 by famed Greek speleologist G. Petrocheilos and opened to the public following extensive access works. A large section of the cave roof has collapsed, allowing sunlight to filter through the overhead vegetation and giving the water a brilliant turquoise colour.