This Turquoise Cave in Greece Is an Enchanted Wonderland

If this place doesn’t intensify your longing desire to travel, we don’t know what will.

Located on the east coast of the island of Kefalonia in Greece, Melissani cave is truly one of the most breathtaking cave structures we have ever seen. The cave, which is in the shape of the letter “B,” was discovered in 1951 and features two large halls and an island. The ceiling of one of the hallsĀ collapsed, allowing the sunshine to fill the hall in the afternoon.

The surreal beauty of this unique geological phenomenon, especially the heavenly turquoise water that lies within, is enough to make even the most jaded of travelers stay a while. It’s a feast for the senses.

According to Greek mythology, the lake within the cave was once home to the Nymphs, as well as the location of a cult for the Greek god Pan. Nymph Messilanti, after whom the cave is allegedly named, is said to have drowned herself in the aquamarine water after her love for Pan went unfulfilled.

The next time you’re in Greece, you’ll want to make sure you visit this place. It’s truly an enchanted wonderland; a place most people can only dream of.

Check out the breathtaking photos above.

Images: Flickr, funnyhen, panoramio, Telegraph