Sometimes, people aren’t very happy trundling off to places by land. They would like a bit more of a challenge and that’s how the following tourist attractions came up. They are beautiful, they are remote, and they are only accessible by water. Check them out.
Old Forge Pub, London
Talk about far flung places people travel to, the Old Forge pub is considered to be the “farthest flung” watering hole in Britain. Should you feel the urge to grab a couple of drinks with your pals, you have one of two options – you could leg it across 20 miles of Scottish Highlands, building up a large appetite in the process, or sail it in style on a boat.
Located off the west coast of Scotland, on a small peninsula the Old Forge Pub is considered among the finest pubs in the country, as several well known musicians, millionaires, actors, novelists, politicians, and poets will testify. It is, perhaps, for this reason that it has won a lot of awards, more than owner Jackie Robertson can care to remember!
Navagio Beach, Greece
The Navagio Beach is also known as Smuggler’s Cove and Shipwreck Bay. If these names set your heart racing, I assure you a trip down to this beach with its postcard perfect blue waters and shimmering golden sands surrounded by pristine white cliffs will be worth your while.
Adventure lovers will enjoy exploring the huge shipwrecked boat on the shore, which is yet another romantic addition to this paradise. This boat was pursued by the Greek navy since it was suspected to contain cargo of illegal wine and cigarettes. As you can guess, the epithets mentioned above are all courtesy of this infamous boat.
Pak Ou caves, Laos
In north central Laos, near Luang Prabhang, there are several picturesque limestone cliffs. Inside a hole in the cliffs of Pak Ou is the entrance to Tham Ting, a cave that has been a Buddhist place of worship for more than 5 centuries.
In these caves, there are over 4000 hand carved Buddhist sculptures that make for a breathtakingly spectacular display. The caves are lit up with nothing more than a few candles and the occasional torch beams of curious visitors. However, to get to these remarkable caves, you have to depend on locals to ferry you to and fro in tiny canoes. Need I say the trip is well worth the precarious ride in the small canoes? I think not!
Maiden’s Tower, Istanbul
The Maiden’s Tower was built by Athenians in 408 BC and it is located on an islet off the coast of Uskudar in Istanbul, Turkey, in the Bosphorus strait. According to legend, a princess of the Byzantine Empire was confined in this tower by the Emperor after a prediction was made for her early death. Unfortunately, the confinement did little to change her fate and she was bitten by a serpent hiding in a basket of grapes!
The tower was used as a lighthouse for many centuries, but today it has been transformed into an up-market restaurant and café. It is a popular location among romantics and lovers and the only way to get to it is…you guessed it right – water taxis!