Top cliffs to explore in Europe
One of the best places to feel like you are on the edge of the world is on top of cliffs. Not only do you get a rush of emotions, but an amazing view as well. Europe has some of the most beautiful cliffs in the world offering breathtaking views that can’t be seen anywhere else.
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Etretat is an Atlantic coastal village in the western part of France. One of the main attractions that makes this area so popular is the stunning white chalk cliffs along the Alabaster coast. There are three natural arches that can be seen along with steep steps that lead you down to a beautiful white pebble beach below.
Castellfollit de la Roca is a tiny village that can be found in the Catalonia region in Spain. These houses which are made of volcanic rock, are built on basalt cliffs with a river on each side. In some places, the town is only two houses wide with the Fluvia and Toronell flowing on either side. It makes for quite an extraordinary sight to say the least.
While exploring the Greek island of Santorini, enjoy the Mediterranean view along the Santorini Caldera Cliff that runs from Oia to the capital of Fira in the east. A leisurely walk will take around 4 hours and the volcanic explosion of the past has resulted in the multicolored cliffs that can be seen today.
Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland are one of the most popular tourist destination in the Republic. You can either take a cruise and see them from the bottom up or walk around the top and look at the 702 feet drop at the Tower viewpoint. They stretch for 5 miles and if your timing is right, you may be able to see the puffin colony from the south platform.