Shore Excursions From Catania To Mount Etna And The Cyclops Coast
One of the most enthralling tours in Sicily, to see the ancient lava flows that reach from Etna as far as the coast.
Sicily Airport Transfer will provide you the expertise in one of the most enthralling tours in Sicily, to see the ancient lava flows that reach from Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, as far as the coast.
Within few hours you can visit the remains of the ancient eruption and in a little while go diving in the beautiful, crystal-clear waters of the nature reserve at Acitrezza, a small village of fishermen near Acicastello. The tour will be ended in 4 hours, passes through the small towns around Etna such as Santa Venerina and Zafferana, until reaching the altitude of 2,000 metres, where the view of mountain, sea and sky seen together is truly awe-inspiring. Then we will start walking to visit the âSilvestriâ craters (formed in 1986) and the newer lava flows and craters from 2001/2002 and 2003.
Along the path we will visit some old lava flows and as we go to the top, we can see the changing aspects of the natural vegetation.
Video about our Etna and Cyclops Coast excursion
After tasting some of the local products we will then drive you down to the Ionian coast, just a few kilometers from Catania, to explore the beautiful villages of Acicastello, which was built on top of the ancient lava flow, and then we will visit Acitrezza with its characteristic rock formations, the âfaraglioniâ, great masses of lava stone which, according to legend, were hurled into the sea by the Cyclops Polifemo as he tried to kill Ulysses who was escaping with his companions.
Acitrezza has a striking, confined marine reserve, where you can have a quick swim and esteem the multi-coloured fish and plant-life underwater. Then at your ease we will make our way to a local Sicilian restaurant to sample some typical, local dishes.
Book your excursions today and please bring a warm jacket and swimming costume or trunks with you.
It will be really an unforgettable experience with Sicily Airport Transfer.