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Syracuse: Ortigia Sunset Cruise with Aperitif or Platter

1. Syracuse: Ortigia Sunset Cruise with Aperitif or Platter

Discover the caves and coves of Ortigia Island and admire a spectacular sunset on a sunset cruise. Savor prosecco with a tasting platter showcasing the best of local restaurant produce during your boat tour. Begin the cruise by sailing toward the exit from the small port and heading toward the north coast. Here, meet the Capuchin cove and the first Capuchin cave before passing in front of the dolphin-shaped rock. Next, enter the Coral Caves and marvel at the walls of soft red coral in each cave. Continue to the Grotta Dell’Amore, where the local partner will take photos you can collect at the end of the tour. After, enter the largest cave on the Syracusan coast, the Grotta delle Stalattiti. See the impressive variety and play of colors formed inside the cave, as well as the strange shapes created naturally by the force of the waves and humidity. Then, tuck into the onboard platter and uncork a delicious prosecco as you begin to return to Ortigia Island. On the way, stop for a swim in crystal-clear waters near Maniace Castle. Hop back on the boat and wait for the sunset to arrive as you listen to the onboard music, played throughout the cruise. After admiring the sunset, conclude the tour by passing under the Umbertino Bridge.

Ortygia: Sailing Tour to Plemmirio with Aperitif

2. Ortygia: Sailing Tour to Plemmirio with Aperitif

Cruise on the crystal clear waters of the protected marine area of Plemmirio on this sailboat tour from Ortygia. Travel around the island of Ortygia and see sights like the Venetian Palace. Stop to take a swim in the pristine Plemmirio nature reserve.  Board the sailboat in Ortygia and set off around Ortygia and the south coast of Syracuse. Capture pictures attractions like the Venetian Palace, Maniace Castle, the Aretusa spring, the Cathedral, the Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia, and the promenade. Drink an authentic Italian aperitif. Delight your senses with a tasting of regional delicacies and wines produced by local farmers. Hear facinating stories about this ancient Greek port as you sail. Continue to the marine area of Plemmirio where you can dive into the water and look for local marine life. Returning to your starting point in Ortygia at the end of your tour.

Syracuse: Ortygia and Maniace Sunset Walking Tour

3. Syracuse: Ortygia and Maniace Sunset Walking Tour

During the hot summer months the best moment to visit Sicily's towns is at sunset. Ortygia and Maniace at sunset is a late afternoon tour to discover Syracuse's old town center and the Maniace castle, the most important medieval building in town. The tour is lead by an expert, professional guide and small groups are guaranteed. The tour starts at the Apollo temple, at the entrance of Ortygia, where you will learn more about this ancient building but also about the history of Syracuse one of the most important ancient Greek colonies. But Ortygia offers to visitors monuments and details dating back also to the middle-age and to the baroque century. The walk will take you to Piazza Archimede to admire the neoclassic Diana fountain and to Piazza Duomo, the main square with the beautiful baroque cathedral. Then you will continue along the beautiful seaside walk, built on the ancient walls of the town. The guide will lead you to the tip of the island telling about the life in ancient and modern Syracuse. The Maniace castle is an important medieval fortress, built by the emperor Frederick II of Swabia. During the visit you will also visit the interiors of the castle (entrance fee not included) and it will be possible to take some pictures of the beautiful panorama over the bay. The walking tour ends at sunset, reaching the legendary Arethusa spring, also famous for its papyrus plants.

Syracuse: Ortigia Island and Sea Caves Sightseeing Cruise

4. Syracuse: Ortigia Island and Sea Caves Sightseeing Cruise

During this guided tour you will see the following monuments and historical buildings: Venetian Palace, Umberto I bridge, small harbor, Bourbons prison, Spanish walls and Eastern seafront, Viliena Fortress, Maniace Castle, Aretusa Source, Syracuse Cathedral, St. Lucy Church, Alfeo seafront and Porta Marina. We will then continue our tour on the coast with the sea caves exploration and you will live a unique experience: the boat will go into the caves to allow you to admire stalactites, stalagmites and corals. Some caves have peculiar shapes that you will recognize by approaching them, Dionysius ear cave, Lovers’ cave heart shaped, Doves cave. Last but not least, if you wish, you will have the chance to enjoy a swim in our crystal waters!

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What people are saying about Syracuse

We had a really good time my partner and I !! Beautiful experience together with Otto who led us to discover the island of Ortigia. He took us to the various caves of the coast, bathed and ate a good and original aperitif prepared by the Burgio brothers accompanied by sparkling wine and seasonal fruit. Super recommended experience, beautiful sunset.

Eva is a very professional guide that shows Syracuse with heart and soul to the tourists. I walked in Ortygia the previous day and the tour with Eva enriched my experience and information, so that I could really feel the spirit of ancient Syracuse and Sicily and understand the history in depth. I totally recommend the tour!

Very pleasant outing, well led by the captain. a good moment of conviviality mixed with a bit of romance a great experience to do absolutely during a visit to Syracuse

Our guide and captain were very knowledgeable, informative and generous. The trip was terrific, the prosecco and snacks were delicious. Highly recommend.

Excellently organised. Super suitable for wheelchair users. Super helpful. A highly recommended excursion