Hidden under our island is one of Europe's largest cave systems. Discovered only recently, the caves have existed for millions of years and are formed by run-off rain water dripping through fissures in the earth. The limestone builds up and forms breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites, which are both awe-inspiring and a bit mysterious.
We have a lot of visitors who are curious to see all corners of the island, so we recently ventured to Porto Cristo to check out these caves. While filled with tour buses and throngs of people, the property is quite pretty and worth the trip. We descended 25 m underground and my hair started to stand on end from the extreme humidity.
After walking just a little over 1 km through the caves we ended up at Lake Martel, Europe's largest underground lake.
We sat in an amphitheater carved out of the rock formations and became silent. Music from a string quartet echoed across the stalactites, and bounced off the water until it reached where we were sitting. The 4 were in a dimly lit rowboat and paddled their way across the lake while we watched & listened. The acoustics in the caves were haunting....but what an interesting way to show the uniqueness of this underground wonder.