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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Half-Day Cruise to Positano from Amafli or Maiori
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Full-Day Positano and Amalfi Cruise from Naples
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Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
+39 089 831535
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We hired a boat for a half day tour from Positano and got to see this beautiful place with a very short line. While I think the Blue Grotto is more beautiful and worth seeing, this was a nice compromise for our kids to get...More

1  Thank sheff99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our boat captain Marco, was very knowledgeable about the grotto. He showed us all the interesting points in the grotto. The water was emerald green. Marco was also very personable and very entertaining.

Thank micki p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. We hired a boat from Positano and motored over. Lovely to see! We observed several people swimming and anchoring nearby.

Thank Fantastic5Some
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked this place, you can see amazing blue colours come out and the stalactites and stalagmites are really cool. It's a nice stopover on the boat trip from maiori to positano

Thank worldtraveller86361
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourist trap really, some rude guide asking for nationality and for tips before and after the short 10 minute little boat ride inside the little grotto he had no knowledge at all of the geological formations except to say they look like spaghetti. The grotto...More

1  Thank bencoll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grotta was definitely worth seeing if you are in the area even for 5 EU each person. I wasn't expecting much but was surprised at the massive size of it.

1  Thank James R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Grotto along the way and took the elevator down. Entrance fee was 5 Euro per person. After boarding a boat we paddled in a circle in this fairly small grotto for about 10 minutes. The water color was beautiful, but the...More

1  Thank Sabine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grotto was very cool. You don't swim in it but rather float on a little paddle boat. The light reflections in the cave are really very cool. A totally unique experience worth the $5 euro and the wait.

1  Thank Monica N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grotto was much smaller than I imagined it would be. It is high and there are stalactites and stalagmites, but the light was not as spectacular as I thought it would be. Nice to see though.

1  Thank SusanlLucibello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a rubber dinghy in Positano and after going over to Capri thought we had a spare 45 minutes so buzzed up here. We all jumped in (including 7 year old daughter) and swam thto short distance into the grotto. Amazingly big and complete...More

1  Thank Cally87
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Jackie G
4 June 2017|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
Shouldn't be a problem to leave them with an attendant.
Tanya A
9 May 2017|
Response from superfantagenius | Reviewed this property |
not possible by walk, but the trip on the boat is short and very very simple. no problem with Child. in june we have parking in front of the grotta.. best hours are 2 and 3 Pm
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