Cyclopean Isles, Aci Trezza

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Catania: Cyclops Coast Sailboat Tour with Snorkel & Prosecco

Catania: Cyclops Coast Sailboat Tour with Snorkel & Prosecco

Discover the Ionian Sea on a sailing trip from Catania. Sail past the Castle of Aci Castello, marvel at the centuries-old lava flow rocks, and go for a dip in the refreshing water. After meeting the skipper at the port of Catania, board your sailboat and head towards Aci Trezza. As you sail, learn about the terrain and history of the area from your guide. Cruise by rocks created by ancient lava flowing into the sea and spot the plants hardy enough to grow there. Continue past the Castle of Aci Castello, jutting into the sea on a teetering cliff. Once you reach Aci Trezza, dive into the water for a refreshing swim. Use the snorkeling gear on board to spot tropical fish, or try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. After returning to the boat, enjoy a glass of sparkling prosecco and some local appetizers like flavored cheese, dry tomatoes, cold cuts, and bread with creams before sailing back to Catania Port.

Catania: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus to Acicastello and Acitrezza

Catania: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus to Acicastello and Acitrezza

Board the bus in Catania and enjoy views from the top level. As you ride, learn about the area's history, architecture, and culture from the multilingual commentary. After exploring the historic center of Catania, continue along the Catanese coast. Pass through the Riviera dei Ciclopi to reach the village of Acicastello. Admire the iconic Norman castle from the bus or hop off to explore the village on your own. Return to the bus to continue your tour to the famous faraglioni (rock formations) in the village of Acitrezza. Spend as much time as you wish in each of the towns, exploring on your own, stopping for a gelato or coffee, or visiting the sites, before returning to Catania.

Catania: Gulf Scuba Diving Tour with Marine Biologist

Catania: Gulf Scuba Diving Tour with Marine Biologist

Trust the guidance of marine biologists on a scuba diving tour in Catania. Dive through the unique lava seabed of the Gulf of Catania and the enchanting marine protected area of the Cyclopean Isles. Diving equipment is included in your trip. Meet your guides for the day and prepare to find out what it's like to breathe underwater. Travel weightless with the latest equipment and diving gear for maximum comfort and safety. Get all the attention and support you need whether you are a beginner or an experienced diver. Live an unforgettable underwater adventure as you explore the world of silence amidst ancient lava flows and expanses of white sand. Swim among the basalt columns, lava ropes, pillows, and colorful marine flora and fauna. Follow your guide through underwater canyons and volcanic faults. Immerse yourself in the company of bream, octopus, sponges, and gorgonians. Finish off your tour by arriving back at the starting point and returning your dive gear.

Catania: Coastline Sailing Trip 6hr with Aperitif and Lunch

Catania: Coastline Sailing Trip 6hr with Aperitif and Lunch

Discover the Etna Coast and reach the Cyclops Island by yacht! We meet at the Club Nautico Catania, inside the port of Catania. You will join the group with one of our passionate skippers: Ivan, Benjamin, Gianluca and Petri. After the registration procedure and safety information we begin the adventure on our fabulous sailing boats from 43 to 49 feet. This is a Full Day (6hours) sailing experience where we will offer you Prosecco, Aperitif and Pasta Lunch. Participants will have the opportunity to swim in front of the Caves of Ulysses, the Medieval Castle of Acicastello, and the Faraglioni of the Isole Ciclopi Nature Reserve. You will discover the beautiful coastline of Catania and relax in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere always assisted by our helpful staff: don't hesitate to ask them to steer the boat, help with the sail and stop for a spontaneous dive into the deep blue. Everyone on the boat should cooperate in the sailing adventure so that you can learn to 'go with the wind'. The Cyclops' lost treasure could be hiding behind a new emotion or a new friendship made on a boat

Catania: Cyclops Islands & Timpa Nature Reserve Boat Tour

Catania: Cyclops Islands & Timpa Nature Reserve Boat Tour

Travel aboard a comfortable 13-meter boat to discover nearly 20 kilometers of volcanic coastline between the La Timpa Nature Reserve and the Marine Protected Area of the Isola dei Ciclopi on this tour from Aci Castello. Sip drinks and light snacks along the way. Board the motorboat in Aci Castello and ply the water with ease in the company of a marine biologist and underwater environmental guide. Glide on the splendid lava seabed of the Isola dei Ciclopi (Aci Castello), a protected marine area. Discover underwater basalt pillars, lava ropes, pillows of lava and life, and colorful marine plants that will provide the backdrop for an unforgettable snorkeling excursion. Explore ancient lava flows, stretches of white sand, underwater canyons and volcanic faults. Have a good chance of encountering groupers, breams, octopuses and sea sponges. Return to the starting point at the end of the tour.

Catania, Isole Ciclopi: Snorkeling Trip

Catania, Isole Ciclopi: Snorkeling Trip

Meet your guide in Aci castello. Here you will find various diving spots suitable for snorkeling and easily accessible directly from the coast or by boat. Equip yourself with snorkeling gear that suits your needs in order to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Begin your underwater adventure and marvel at incredible volcanic formations including columnar basalts, flush lavas, and submarine cushion lava beds. Marvel at the colorful flora and marine fauna, learning about the incredible wildlife from your expert marine biologist guide.

From Catania: Aci Castello Sailing Boat Trip with Aperitif

From Catania: Aci Castello Sailing Boat Trip with Aperitif

Departing from the port of Catania, you will sail to the coast of Aci Castello to admire its Castle, of Norman origin, built on a cliff overlooking the sea. Sailing on the crystal clear waters of the Catania coast, you'll head to the small seaside village of Aci Trezza. Here, you will admire a unique panorama, volcanic and marine at the same time: you will find yourself surrounded by the famous farglioni of lava origin that characterize the Isole Ciclopi and L'isola Lachea. Surrounded by a breathtaking panorama, the location of the very famous novel "I Malavoglia" by Giovanni Verga, you can dive to enjoy a swim stop, to relax and have fun snorkeling among the beautiful seabed of the marine protected area. And to end your experience in the best possible way, you can sip on an alcoholic aperitif offered on board during the return voyage.

Aci Trezza: Cyclops Riviera Cruise with Aperitif & Swimming

Aci Trezza: Cyclops Riviera Cruise with Aperitif & Swimming

Explore the Cyclops Islands Marine Protected Area on a guided boat trip from Aci Trezza. Take in highlights such as Lachea Island, Faraglioni, and Ulysses Caves. Swim in the Ionian Sea during the bathing stop. Sip on Sicilian wine and sample local street food as you watch the sunset from the boat. Meet your guide and set sail from the ancient port of Aci Trezza. Head to your first stop, Lachea Island, an island of subvolcanic origin, home to prehistoric gems and a wealth of fauna and flora. Then, take in the Faraglioni and learn about the Greek legend associated with the iconic rocks. Next, stop by Castello Normanno in Aci Castello in the province of Catania. Learn about the fortification's fascinating history and the key role it played in the Middle Ages. Then, see the imposing Prince Riggio Palace, built facing the sea with ramparts for protection from Turkish ships. Then, take in Ulysses Cave, where you can take a dip in the warm waters of the Sicilian Ionian Sea. Finally, take in the sunset with views of Mount Etna. Taste local Sicilian wines and tuck into street food as you sail back to the port of Aci Trezza.

From Catania: Riviera of the Cyclops Tour in a Vintage Car

From Catania: Riviera of the Cyclops Tour in a Vintage Car

Start your tour from Catania. Hop in your vintage car and head to the seaside village of Aci Castello. Enjoy views of the crystal clear eastern coast of Sicily along the way. In Aci Castello, admire the massive Norman Castle with the spectacular Cyclopean Riviera as its backdrop. Continue to Aci Trezza, an enchanting fishing village, famous for its panoramic view dominated by the Cyclopean Isles. It was also made famous by the Giovanni Verga novel, “I Malavoglia”. See the house by the Medlar Tree, where the story of the life of Padron Ntoni and his family took place. Discover Acireale, a town preserving its precious artistic heritage. Walk through the city garden and enjoy the view of the sea from its amazing panoramic terrace. Admire the lava blocks, which cross the crystal clear waters of the Cyclopean Riviera, and see the Baroque churches of the Old Town before returning to Catania.

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Overall rating

4.9
(102 reviews)

The whole tour was fantastic! The guide spoke both English and French to accommodate everyone and the skipper was very nice too. The food provided and sparkling wine was gorgeous and it was great to get into the sea to swim and snorkel. We also got to see Dolphins whilst we were out too!

I gave the maximum score thanks to the exceptional guide Alfio! Available, kind, courteous and ready to help everyone, making himself available with detailed and relevant explanations! He even offered his jacket to a lady who was cold from today's bizarre weather!

Wonderful morning on a sailing boat along the coast of Catania. The skippers were very professional and friendly, excellent company. For lunch, tasting of Etna wine accompanied by Sicilian appetizers. In short, everything was perfect. To repeat!

Fantastic! Team on board where so good. Lots of knowledge about the island and wildlife. Really looked after members of the group when swimming or weren't feeling well. Great value for money.

Exceptional tour and experience! Franz and Ivan, our captains were amazing! Very nice boat and foods and drinks made it even better. Highly recommended :)