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From Vieste: Tremiti Islands Roundtrip Ferry

1. From Vieste: Tremiti Islands Roundtrip Ferry

Navigate the waters of the Adriatic, departing from the Gargano ports of Vieste, Peschici or Rodi Garganico and reaching the Tremiti Islands. Arrived you will disembark to discover the small center of San Nicola, where going along the "Salizada", an ascent that leads to the historic center from the port, you will first encounter the Crucifix Tower, then the Badiali Castle, characterized by the adjacent Angioina Tower, and the Benedictine Abbey of S. Maria a Mare which attest to the importance of the strategic position of the Tremiti Islands over the centuries. Or you can reach the Island of San Domino, a paradise where you can admire the biodiversity of flora and fauna, getting lost in small coves and suggestive views. The Lateran monks called it "Earthly Paradise" due to the colorful coloring of the flowers and the thick pine forest. The landing takes place in a point called "Schiavonesco", where the Slavic Slavs landed during the fishing trips, from here you will start with the exploration of Cala Matano, Cala degli Inglesi, Cala Tonda and above all Cala delle Arene, sandy and with a more generous size than the others. You will immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the island, among the coral seabed exploring caves with suggestive colors, you cannot fail to visit the Grotta delle Viole, the Grotta delle Rondinelle, as a photo memory, pass under the Architiello and get to know the Punta del Diavolo (name deriving from the dark legend). There is the possibility of purchasing a boat tour between the islands (not included in the price of the experience), lasting about 3 hours, which shows the coast of the main islands by sea with some stops in the most suggestive coves. Our crew will be at your disposal for any information

From Peschici: Tremiti Islands Roundtrip Ferry

2. From Peschici: Tremiti Islands Roundtrip Ferry

Navigate the waters of the Adriatic, departing from the Gargano ports of Vieste, Peschici or Rodi Garganico and reaching the Tremiti Islands. Arrived you will disembark to discover the small center of San Nicola, where going along the "Salizada", an ascent that leads to the historic center from the port, you will first encounter the Crucifix Tower, then the Badiali Castle, characterized by the adjacent Angioina Tower, and the Benedictine Abbey of S. Maria a Mare which attest to the importance of the strategic position of the Tremiti Islands over the centuries. Or you can reach the Island of San Domino, a paradise where you can admire the biodiversity of flora and fauna, getting lost in small coves and suggestive views. The Lateran monks called it "Earthly Paradise" due to the colorful coloring of the flowers and the thick pine forest. The landing takes place in a point called "Schiavonesco", where the Slavic Slavs landed during the fishing trips, from here you will start with the exploration of Cala Matano, Cala degli Inglesi, Cala Tonda and above all Cala delle Arene, sandy and with a more generous size than the others. You will immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters of the island, among the coral seabed exploring caves with suggestive colors, you cannot fail to visit the Grotta delle Viole, the Grotta delle Rondinelle, as a photo memory, pass under the Architiello and get to know the Punta del Diavolo (name deriving from the dark legend). There is the possibility of purchasing a boat tour between the islands (not included in the price of the experience), lasting about 3 hours, which shows the coast of the main islands by sea with some stops in the most suggestive coves. Our crew will be at your disposal for any information

Vieste: Guided Walking Tour

3. Vieste: Guided Walking Tour

Discover why the village of Vieste is such a popular destination for travellers and locals alike. The guided tour will start from the historic center and course the typical alleys dotted with classic white houses that overlook the sea. Visit the cathedral built in the eleventh century and dedicated to St. Maria Assunta in one of the highest part of town. See the exteriors of the Swabian castle that is currently used by the Italian Navy.  Be enthralled by the sights of the surrounding mountains, the incredible sandy beaches and sea caves. Admire the Pizzomunno rock, a 25 meter high symbol of the town closely linked to a local legend of love. Hear of the beautiful poem-song about the love story of the young fisherman Pizzomunno transformed into stone by the jealous sirens of a girl he loved, the beautiful Cristalda. See the historical trebuchets and ancient fishing installations that have in recent years been refurbished and are now used for tourist activities.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

The boat very well and the crew super nice. On the other hand for a day the trip is long 2 hours only to go there. The seabed of the island is very beautiful. It's just too crowded in summer like everywhere in August

The Tremiti Islands are well worth seeing, but time is very limited and you should take a taxi directly to San Domino, as they only run every hour. (costs another €6 there and back)

The Trimiti Islands are very beautiful. Choose to get away from the beach a little to discover the beautiful coves. The journey is a bit long, bring a cap

Great experience! Keep in mind that this is not an excursion, but only the purchase of a ticket for the round trip from Peschici to the Tremiti islands.

Nice experience, luckily it was the end of June it wasn't too crowded.