Breath-taking drone shots show a bird’s-eye view of a forest growing inside a large, dark cave carved into the beautiful rough landscape of Greece’s isolated Mani peninsula.
This seemingly bottomless cave, known as ‘the black hole’, is one of the few spots that is spared by the blazing Mediterranean sun, which creates ideal conditions, such as temperature and humidity levels, for the forest to blossom inside.
The footage shows an amazing aerial view of the inky-dark cave with the lively greenery peeking from the inside, creating a truly magnificent contrast to the surrounding area.
Although this particular area has not yet been well studied, the difficult to access Mani region that is one of three peninsulas on the Peloponnese peninsula is filled with many historic caves that tourists can experience first hand through some of the many boat-cruises that are offered.
One of the most famous ones are the Caves of Diros, which were one of the earliest inhabited places in Greece, where Paleolithic and Neolithic artefacts were found, many of which are now displayed in the museum.
The caves are currently known to cover an area of around 33,000 square meters (355,200 square feet), only 5,000 (53,800) of which have been explored.
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