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Syracuse: Pillirina, Ortigia and sea caves tour by boat

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Enjoy two hours of relaxation and fun with the Pillirina Boat Tour inside the Plemmirio Marine Protected Area, the island of Ortigia and the sea caves with a swim stop and snorkeling.


  • Discover the sea caves that can be visited inside
  • Sail and swim in a real Marine Protected Area
  • Visit Syracuse from the sea, where nature, history and legends meet


The boat tour departs from our embarkation point at the entrance to the island of Ortigia where our staff will welcome you. Once you board the boat you will be free to move around during the tour choosing whether to stay in the sun or take advantage of the shade provided by the awning . On board you will always find fresh water and safety systems for all participants. You will be the one to choose what kind of experience you have, the captain will be happy to explain the history and all the information about the places you will visit or you can enjoy the trip by listening to music and letting the scenery do the talking. You can admire the island of Ortigia in its entirety, see the Maniace Castle, the Arethusa spring, and the city from the sea. Along the Syracuse coast you can have fun unearthing the hidden shapes behind the most famous rocks, go inside sea caves and observe the color variations within them. In the marine protected area of Plemmirio you will experience the unspoiled open sea, full of picturesque coves including the most famous, the Pillirina. While stopping for swimming and snorkeling you can give vent to your curiosity and enjoyment by swimming among the fish. If you forget your mask? Don't worry on the boat you will always find some spare masks. Live the experience, it will be two hours you won't forget!


You will be able to see the entire island of Ortigia from the boat. You will see the entire structure of Maniace Castle and the Spanish walls. Discover the sea caves of the Syracuse coast. Go inside the Plemmirio Marine Protected Area and see the Pillirina. During the swim and snorkel stop you will discover the real Sicilian sea. While sailing you will choose whether to listen to music or to the waves of the sea. You will have fresh water available throughout the tour.

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