When you think of crystal clear water, the first thing that pops into your mind is the majestic blue sea. However, there are various lakes around the world that can give you singularly delightful blue water that makes for a worthwhile trip. Here are some of the best lakes for you to visit!
Crater Lake, Oregon
With 1943 feet deep water, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US. Getting its shape following a volcanic eruption, the lake is surrounded by the only national park of Oregon and the alluring snow-decked Cascade Mountain range. Getting its water solely from rain and snow, the main appeal of one of the cleanest lakes is its deep blue color.
Lake Pukaki, New Zealand
A truly picturesque view of turquoise water, alpine valleys, and towering mountains: this is what awaits you at Lake Pukaki. The glacial flour, i.e., the silt particles, are suspended in the lake, absorbing indigo and purple wavelengths while the water itself takes in the red, orange, and yellow, giving the lake a mesmerizing blue-green color that is appreciated by hikers and bikers alike.
Moraine Lake, Canada
A magnificent lake with emerald pines, turquoise water, and striated peaks all around, this part of the Banff National Park is among Canada’s most spectacular water bodies. Remaining frozen throughout the year except from June to October, this lake is the best spot for spending a day out in pleasant weather with no extreme heat or cold.
Lake Tahoe, California
Getting its intense jewel tone from the algae present in the water of the lake, Lake Tahoe is the largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada, known for its ski resorts and beaches. Due to the huge attempts by nonprofit organizations like Clean Up the Lake, Lake Tahoe is way cleaner and has regained its classic cobalt blue.
Gokyo Lakes, Nepal
While the most well-known natural attraction of Nepal is Mount Everest, a series of six emerald lakes called the Gokyo Lakes are one of the lesser well-known but equally jaw-dropping spots. The world’s highest series of freshwater lakes at 15,400 to 16,400 feet comes with an awe-inspiring view just below the Himalayas.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
One of the most popular lakes in Slovenia with its signature island, Lake Bled has a legend associated with it that claims that fairies built it. An exceptionally quiet and serene place, Lake Bled’s water, with its stillness and color, reaches almost 79 degrees Fahrenheit in peak summers.
3 Best and Must-See Islands of Greece
The Greek islands have won international acclaim for being the perfect holiday getaways for romance, wine, azure waters, and glorious sunsets. But with over 200 islands with their own unique attractions, choosing just a few can be tricky. Tune into our guide of the top 3 islands to help you plan your perfect dream holiday.
Santorini, arguably Greece’s most famous island is a spectacular blend of pristine beaches and immaculately whitewashed architectural marvels. Santorini’s largest island Thira with its bustling tourist towns of Fira and Oia is a great place to spend the day. For a quieter getaway, find solace in the laidback beaches of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni. From unique beaches with red and black sand, archaeological ruins of the ancient Roman Empire, and the forgotten town of Akrotiri, to spectacular views of Caldera, a stunning turquoise pool at the center of the island, Santorini will take your breath away. Soak it all in to make create memories of a lifetime!
Head to the lush green haven of Corfu islands and enjoy citrus and olive trees coupled with uninterrupted views of the pebbly beaches and serene cobalt blue waters. So idyllic is this Greek island that it made the perfect setting for Homer’s Greta Greek epics! No wonder that Corfu is the preferred getaway for tourists who want to escape from the din and hustle of city life, and unwind amidst Nature. Palaio Frourio (Old Fortress) and the Corfu Museum of Asian Art are exceptional historical and religious attractions. Paleokastritsa Monastery and the Corfu Donkey Rescue are unique in their own right and must-visits while at Corfu!
From balmy and palm-studded beaches, Emerald forests as well as bustling cities amidst ancient ruins, you are spoilt for a choice of things to do on this Sunny isle. The spirited vibe of Crete lends itself to numerous taverns to dine at, raki at sidewalk cafes, stylish bars, and nightclubs, mainly in the Northern parts of Chania or Heraklion. And for those who seek sun and the sea, fear not, for Rethymnon or Agios Nikolaos beaches hold the promise of the great outdoors.