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Ronda Spain, Bonifacio Corsica, Santorini Greece – Top frightening towns

Posted on November 1, 2010 | Travel DestinationsNo Comment

Until now, you must have taken a tour of many cities, villages, and nations nestled at remote places, on the hills, and on the ocean as islands. But, in this article, I will reveal to you those towns that are not on these places that are stated in the former sentence, but are on the rock cliffs; which make them look scary as if their homes are just about to fall. You do not believe me, right? Well, even I did not believe them until I saw with my own two eyes.

Listed below are the top 5 scary towns that live on the edges of a cliff edges. It is precisely due to this setting that these towns are also known as the cliff towns. They look scary in the sense that how they stand on the edge. However, undoubtedly, these all are worth a trip! It is easy to visit them as all of them are in Europe.

Ronda Spain

This is in Spain and is nestled at an altitude of 2,500 feet. As it is on the cliff, the surroundings are mountainous. It is seen in the Malaga region and its base cliff is split via a canyon that is 100 m deep, which is known as the El Tajo. It is due to this canyon that the town is divided into old and new with some of the structures and mansions adorning the edge. You can access both these towns above the canyon through those three bridges that are from the Roman, Moorish, and the 18th century times. You will feel a bit scary by just being on the edge itself!

Castellfolit de la Roca

This one is also in Spain. Regarded as one of the smallest cities in the Catalonia region, Castellfolit is perched on the top of a high rock of basalt, which is 50 m high. This municipal town is edged by the confluence of the Fluvia and Toronell rivers as the rock cliff lies exactly in the middle of these rivers. This rock was built naturally due to the superimposition of the two lava flows. Today, the rock is capable of completely holding this town safely, but scaringly.


Italy is the home of many such scaringly perched towns of which Manarola is the most dangerously situated. The olden time of the town is still alive in form of the ancient Roman texts that reveal the town to be the famous wine producing village. But, believe me; if you come here, you will experience maximum fear. So, imagine how the locals are residing here. Seriously, I have to admit that they are really brave, even more than the adventurers. To lessen your fear a bit, you can divert you mind by taking a stroll in its vineyards, around the light edifices close to the edge, and on the Via dell’Amore (Path of Love).

Bonifacio Corsica

This is on the island of Corsica, which is the abode of the largest community on the island. It sits dangerously at an altitude of 230 feet that is over the white limestone rocks colliding with the winds and the surf of the Mediterranean Sea. The town is nestled at the southern end of the island, which is surprisingly considered as the nautical sanctuary since decades. However today, this town is a small port offering precious yachts belonging to the different nations of the globe.

Santorini Greece

We all know about this island. Previously a single island, today this one is an array of islands. All credit for this transformation goes to the great volcanic activities that sadly and cruelly have ruined the old villages here. From Greece, this island is accessible after traveling for 200 km. It goes without saying that this island pulls thousands of tourists because of its superb beauty and lively ambience. Some 3,600 years ago, the Minoan eruption formed a big caldera that was surrounded by thick volcanic ashes. Check out here for the big central lagoon, the not so perfect rectangular body surrounded by high sheer cliffs each of which is 984 ft high on the three sides.

I am sure even you might be knowing about some more towns like these ones. Kindly share them with us.

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