Caves of Hercules

Caves of Hercules

These are natural limestone caves overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In Greek mythology, Hercules would have rested there once he had separated Africa from Europe.
Historically, these caves have been occupied since Neolithic times and have served as a quarry for the extraction of stones to grind since the Phoenician era.
Today, the caves are known for the incredible shape of the entrance that overlooks the ocean. Some see the profile of the mythical Greek hero, while others see the inverted image of the African continent.