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Blue has been voted the world’s favorite color time and time again. And why not? It’s the color of calm, intellect, and serenity. Unlike red, it affects us mentally, rather than physically, and can be an incredible route to calm and relaxation. Just close your eyes, and think of the water of a blue ocean, a calm sea, a slow river meandering down to its delta.

See, you’re already feeling calmer and a tad sleepy.

If you’re looking to experience the color blue at its very best, these are some of the places you need to add to your bucket list of destinations.


Oia, Santorini, Greece

Oia, Santorini, Greece. Photo by Matthew Waring on Unsplash

Santorini is one of the most famous Greek islands (and my personal favorite).

Some believe it is the lost city of Atlantis, but that’s not quite why thousands and thousands of tourists keep coming back to it every year. True, the city is a bit crowded, but the island is well worth the crowds. If you would like to avoid them, you can try coming in November, or even late September or early May, as that’s usually when the crowds are thinnest.

What makes this the best place in the world to explore the color blue are not only the blue roofs of the white buildings on the island (which make the blue stand out even more) – it’s the blueness of the sea water spreading out all around you.

The sunsets in Santorini are probably the most magical in the world. They turn the city into a lazy shade of purples and pinks that complement the blue just perfectly.

Joffre Lakes

Upper Joffre Lake in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. — Photo by fblanco7305

Upper Joffre Lake in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. — Photo by fblanco7305

The incredible blue color of Joffre Lakes in British Columbia, Canada, is caused by the glacial silt suspended in the water that reflects the green and the blue wavelengths of light that reach the depths.

The park itself offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, mountaineering, and bird watching.

The lakes are incredibly inviting, and they might seem perfect for a swim, but the truth is, they’re never actually warm enough for you to feel comfortable in the water. You’re much better off if you bring a versatile inflatable SUP that will allow you to spend time on the water without having to get too wet.

Blue Lagoon Waters

People bathing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

People bathing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland — Photo by babetka

The famous spa waters in Iceland are home to suspended minerals, including silicon and sulfur, which lend the Blue Lagoon its name and color. The water is reported to be great for the skin, and with a comfy 37-degree temperature, the lagoon feels like a giant natural hot tub.

An experience of a lifetime, if you ask me.

What might also be interesting to note is that the lagoon is not a natural phenomenon. While its volcanic walls are pure nature, the water actually comes from the nearby power plant. Not a deterrent, though, as the water is full of minerals, silica, and algae, which can be great for skin conditions such as psoriasis.

On the other hand, if you’re not a fan of the smell of sulfur, you might be a bit turned off. The smell is not too bad, though – it certainly doesn’t smell like the pits of hell, like some would have you believe.

Dean’s Blue Hole

The Blue Hole is located in the Bahamas, and it is the world’s second deepest saltwater blue hole. It’s actually a sinkhole that has an entrance below the surface of the water. At a depth of 202 meters, it is so clear that you can practically see right down to the bottom.

The main attraction is, of course, diving. But you do need to be very skilled to do it, especially if you want to try with little or no equipment – like William Trubridge, who broke the free-diving record with 101 meters with zero equipment, right at this spot.


Blue City in India.

Blue City in India. Image by Gajendra Bhati from Pixabay

Jodhpur is India’s Blue City, and it is located in Rajasthan.

Like Morroco, it has the recognizable blue buildings, which are meant to keep the temperatures indoors down and the mosquitoes away. The city itself is full of friendly locals who will be ready to chat and point you in the direction of some great food and shopping. And like in most of India, the food will be great.

The city is vast and provides an Instagram-worthy location at practically every corner, so be ready to be amazed by the incredible colors, and bring a white outfit to snap pictures away in.

If you’re looking to get your dose of calm and serenity while traveling, any of the locations listed above will be blue enough to wash the stress away. On the other hand, they also offer plenty of excitement and adventure to go with the blues. So pack your bags and be ready to hit the road!

About the Author

Hannah Thomas is an Australian freelance writer who is a gardening and travel enthusiast.

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