That view may be a romantic cliché, but it still takes your breath away. A volcanic explosion blew out Santorini’s heart 3,500 years ago, leaving black-sand beaches, vertiginous cliffs in psychedelic hues, and swirling rumours about Atlantis in its wake. The eruption also preserved the ancient city of Akrotiri under layers of ash, and created fertile ground for exceptional Assyrtiko grapes and Vinsanto wines
Oftentimes, a lake is pink from the presence of algae that produce organic pigments that give off a pink hue. Other lakes, like the famous Lake Retba in Senegal, get their beautiful hues from a very high concentration of salt. Pink lakes can be found across all corners of the globe. Below, we look at some of the world's most noteworthy examples.