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Beautiul hike

Hundreds of steps and 40 mins of walking are worth the amazing view. Bring bathing clothes, enough... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
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Definitely worth the visit. Bring plenty of water and good shoes to walk on. Little to no shade... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Hundreds of steps and 40 mins of walking are worth the amazing view. Bring bathing clothes, enough water and food! Notice that you have to cope with the difference in height of about 250-300m.

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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth the visit. Bring plenty of water and good shoes to walk on. Little to no shade, suggest you go in the morning. We did not experience people trying to rip us off with car damage, but if you do, never pay cash and...More

Thank Laurens v
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Getting there was not easy, be prepared the roads are quite whiny going up hill. But it is all worth the effort! The canyon is breathtaking. The water is so fresh that it is perfect for the heat as we went there in August. Be...More

Thank Gabriella L
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to see next to Avola (30 min driving up on the hill), and next to Noto too. If you like nature and you are able to do a good walking, it is worth for sure

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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

It is a tough trekking but it is very worth it!!loved to swim there. Wished I could stay all day😊 good shoes and water is a must

Thank Simone C
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a beautiful place. The walk there was wonderful although a bit challenging because of the heat and the many steps. But it was all worth it. The ponds are just beautiful. Water was so refreshing after the hike there. The view and the...More

1  Thank Rosaria F
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Amazing, relaxing and beautiful place to visit in Sicily! Also different from all usual touristy places!Wild and wonderful!

Thank Baiba S
Reviewed August 9, 2018

If I have ever sweated more or been more tired as a result of holiday outing, I can't remember. But the beer at the top once I finally got out of the gorge was possibly the best ever. Great bathing spot and very Italian. However,...More

1  Thank W K
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This place is like a dream! recommend to anyone visiting Sicily, it is extremely beautiful and you can easily spend the whole day there if you take a picnic! The gate is locked to go down but there are crates on the ground to help...More

1  Thank Kirstie S
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

You have to go here. Its great. Also very italian that it is officially closed but the taverna at the top clearly makes sure that it is cery wasy to get down the path. Probably 200 people or More went down there the day we...More

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Sam M
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Bjoern_U | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sam, Yes you can do everything without swimming!
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Michelle P
July 19, 2018|
Response from Wolfsters | Reviewed this property |
Hello Its about an hour, very easy to find. It's not far but very bendy when you reach the mountain and quite a long way up. The trek is only a couple of km down, very steep in places ensure you have good footwear and plenty... More
Lindsay T
May 6, 2018|
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Response from Bjoern_U | Reviewed this property |
hey there I don't know about places to hike in the Direct surroundings of siracusa! as well they have just small beaches around the island ortygia and a Pier where you can jump in. but the water is super!! on ortygia is a... More
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