Stunning natural arches, massive or seemingly fragile, as if takes us to another world.
In March, the famous limestone rock in the form of an arch of Azure window in Malta fell into the sea, unable to withstand a heavy storm.
The collapse of the arch was quite predictable, considering the natural erosion, many years podtachivaniya natural monument. This photographic material will tell you about the most beautiful rock arches in the world, which can still be seen.
Kleftiko, Milos, Greece. These rock formations can be reached only by sea. Legend has it that in one of the caves of Kleftiko, the pirates kept their treasure.
The arch of the Azure window (on the left) off the Northwest coast of the island of Gozo in Malta, and what’s left of it after the storm (right). Geologists have long predicted the collapse of the azure window as a result of natural erosion and, in the last few years, tourists were forbidden to walk on the arch or sail under it. In March, their predictions came true.
Blue caves, Zakynthos, Greece. Blue cave – one of the most popular tourist attractions of Zakynthos. Part of the caves you can explore, getting to them by boat, and the other part is available for experienced divers only.
Arch Ponts Es, Mallorca. This natural arch is located at the South-Eastern coast of Mallorca island. Climbers tried to climb the arch, carried her among the most complicated climbing objects in the world. However, most people come here just to enjoy the wonderful seascapes.
Kamara Tou Koraka arch at Cape Greco in the South-Eastern part of the island of Cyprus. Currently, arch is classified as potentially dangerous, and walking on it is prohibited.
Étretat, France. The town of Etretat in the North-West of France known for its impressive arches and cliffs that have inspired many of the impressionist artists in the 19th century. During low tide, tourists can walk under the arch. The arch was formed by an underwater river that once flowed parallel to the coast.
The arch of Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula of the North island in New Zealand, which can be reached only on foot or by boat.
Deral-Dor, Dorset, England. Rock gate of Deral-Dor are part of the Jurassic coast, which was included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO. Deral-Dor is considered the most famous and recognizable natural arch in the world.
The island Engetsu Island off the coast of the village of Shirahama in Wakayama Prefecture in Japan.
The natural limestone arch of the Green bridge of Wales (Green Bridge of Wales) has a height of about 25 meters and is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Wales.
Percé Rock, Quebec, Canada. Perce rock, which translated from French means “pierced rock” is a limestone formation with a length of 433 meters and a width of 90 meters, the center of which is a natural arch.
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