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Exploring Sicily's Cyclops Riviera from Catania

By Viator, February 2018

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Stretching north of Catania, beneath the mighty peak of Mt. Etna, Sicily’s Cyclops Riviera (Riviera dei Ciclopi) is known for its dramatic black basalt rocks and mythological connection with Odysseus (Ulysses) and Polyphemus, the giant son of Poseidon. Here are some top reasons to tour the Cyclops Riviera from Catania.

Highlights
  • Set sail along the Cyclops Riviera and spot landmarks such as Ulysses’ Grotte, the Castle of Aci Castello, and the Faraglioni (sea cliffs) of Acitrezza. 
  • Dive into another world as you swim and snorkel in the Mediterranean Sea. 
  • Spot marine life such as octopus, red starfish, and dolphins as you cruise around the Natural Reserve of Cyclops.
  • Tuck into traditional Sicilian specialties such as delicious cannoli pastries or refreshing granita.
  • Head ashore to explore the charming fishing villages of Aci Trezza and Acireale.

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Sailing Tour from Catania, Catania, null
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Sailing Tour from Catania

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Enjoy a wonderful day sailing along the coast of eastern Sicily (Catania, Aci Castello, Acitrezza). You can swim in the clear blue sea in places that ...  Read more

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.76
Snorkeling in the Cyclop's Sea from Acitrezza, Catania, Sailing Trips
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Snorkeling in the Cyclop's Sea from Acitrezza

A great snorkeling in the Natural Reserve of Cyclops departing from the small village of Acitrezza. By boat you will reach the place with cristal clear ...  Read more

Location: Aci Trezza, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.10
Half-day Boat Trip with Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in the Cyclops Sea, Catania, Snorkeling
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Half-day Boat Trip with Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in the Cyclops Sea

A great dive in the Natural Reserve of Cyclops departing from the small village of Acitrezza. During the dive you will see the spectacular submarine landscape. ...  Read more

Location: Aci Trezza, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.06

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