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Stand Up Paddle S U P a Siracusa chiedi per orari differenti
We use rigid SUP boards, stable and professionals equipments, not the poor quality inflatables, if it’s your first time on a Stand up Paddle and you are willing to have a total summery experience, this is the right one for you! (ASK FOR DIFFERENT HOURS OF THE DAY WE CAN MAKE AT Sunrise or Sunset or whenever you want ) Depends on wind and sea conditions. We'll meet at the Siracusa small port. From there, depending on the wind and on the weather conditions, we will go around the famous Ortigia island or straight to the caves. Ortigia is one of the most characteristic islands of the Sicilian East Coast and you can have an amazing view over the entire ancient harbor and castle of Siracusa from the sea! I exceptionally decided to give you an option: If the day is good for waves, we can transform our SUP experience into a surfing one, going to the closest surfing spot - it's up to you! Other things to note Sunscreen and a hat, a t-shirt, to avoid to be sun burnt
Sicilian family dinner
Hi, I’m Sebye and my greatest passion is Sicilian cuisine, which goes hand in hand with my next passion, hospitality. I firmly believe that one of the best way to learn about a country’s culture is to share culinary traditions in a familiar atmosphere. My house has been a meeting place for people from all over the world for years. We'll meet in my farm and together we'll collect the vegetables that we'll use for prepare a typical Sicilian meal. We tailored a menu around our fresh and seasonal vegetables, accompanied by delicious pasta that’s been made on the spot, a dessert we'll prepare together,wine and liquor. We'll taste our dishes in the shade of ancient olive trees. We put our heart into making the meal, an experience that makes you feel like you belong in our family, and when you'll leave, a piece of Sicily will come with you.
Sailing Adventure in Ortigia
We will cruise the waters of Siracusa Bay, enjoying the sights of Ortigia while I will tell you the history. Accordingo to the weather conditions we will lead to the Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio where we will stop for swimming, sorrounded by nature. We sometime meet dolphins and other sea creatures in this area. While we will be sailing I would like you to help me trying your hand at ruddering Fiesta and trimming the sails with me, as part of the crew. Then, if you like, we will celebrate the sunset with aperitif in the bay, having a delicious tasting of food and wines made by local farmers and producers. That is the best way to enjoy our sunset. Be aware the route might be changed according to the weather conditions. Other things to note This experience is for everyone and it is an easy way to relax and, at the same time, live the sea for a day. This is also an environmentally friendly seaq experience.
Ortigia's island night walking tour
A picturesque evening tour in the heart of the historic center of Syracuse, the magical island of Ortigia. We'll touch most important corners & squares: Piazza Archimede with Diana fountain , Acropolis & Cathedral square, Aretusa's source , Alfeo street, Maniace's castle outside , "Giudecca's" old jewish quarter, Santi coronati street , greek Apollo's temple, with suggestions for traditional restaurants ,wine bar ,pubs & nightlife. Other things to note Bring comfortable shoes!
Siracusa's Archeological tour & "cannoloterapy"
The experience will take place inside the monumental Neapolis Archaeological Park of Syracuse, a grandiose World Heritage Site that contains the most important classical, Greek and Roman testimonies of this millenary city. In particular, the walk will unleash the wonderful Greek Theater, the lush "Latomia of Paradise", the legendary and surprising "Ear of Dionysius", the magnificent sacrificial altar of Hieron 2nd, the Roman Amphitheater. So after having "tasted" the story, we will move to a nearby and famous local confectioner craftsman to finish the tour with a "sweetness" and Sicilian delicacy: the ricotta cannoli; prepare according to tradition. An all-Sicilian ritual and myth. Other things to note Comfortable shoes and hats are recommended Fee Entrance tickets to the Archaeological Park are not included in the price shown here.

Activities near top attractions

Photo of Island of Ortigia
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All activities near Island of Ortigia

By boat between the sea caves and Syracuse
Saliti in barca partiremo alla scoperta delle splendide acqua di Siracusa. Circumnavigando l’isola di ortigia e la costa nord verso le grotte marine. Entreremo all’interno delle grotte marine per sentire gli odori e vedere le bellezze della costa siracusana.
Sedotti by the nature of the river
L'esperienza porta alla scoperta di posti naturalistici che altrimenti sarebbero difficili da trovare e raggiungere. Gli orari possono variare in base alla vostra disponibilità! L'attività consiste nel visitare e ammirare la bellezza della natura siracusana da un altro punto di vista, quella del SUP. Si possono visitare luoghi accessibili solo ed esclusivamente con questo tipo di pratica. Il luogo da visitare può cambiare in base alle condizioni meteomarine. Altre cose da tenere a mente In base al numero di partecipanti e alle condizioni meteomarine, il punto di incontro potrebbe cambiare.
A day on a sailing boat
Un giorno in barca a vela Veleggiata lungo la costa siracusana. Potremmo nuotare nell'Area Marina Protetta del Plemmirio o sotto il Castello Maniace, dipende come sempre dal vento e dalle onde. Vista del tramonto nel Porto Grande. Un esperienza unica a bordo di una barca a vela di 9.50m con skipper.
Two hours boat tour in Syracuse
Ci ritroveremo presso l’infopoint Syracuse Excursion e da lì saliremo in barca.partendo dallo spettacolare canale di ortigia andremo a visitare l’intera costa di Siracusa da nord a sud. Le belle paesaggistiche e storiche vi lasceranno senza fiato. Cullati dalla barca e dal profumo del mare ci addentreremo tra le rocciose coste della parte nord e sud della costa di Siracusa. Immancabile ovviamente la sosta per fare un bagno nelle cristalline acque.
Stand Up Paddle S U P a Siracusa chiedi per orari differenti
We use rigid SUP boards, stable and professionals equipments, not the poor quality inflatables, if it’s your first time on a Stand up Paddle and you are willing to have a total summery experience, this is the right one for you! (ASK FOR DIFFERENT HOURS OF THE DAY WE CAN MAKE AT Sunrise or Sunset or whenever you want ) Depends on wind and sea conditions. We'll meet at the Siracusa small port. From there, depending on the wind and on the weather conditions, we will go around the famous Ortigia island or straight to the caves. Ortigia is one of the most characteristic islands of the Sicilian East Coast and you can have an amazing view over the entire ancient harbor and castle of Siracusa from the sea! I exceptionally decided to give you an option: If the day is good for waves, we can transform our SUP experience into a surfing one, going to the closest surfing spot - it's up to you! Other things to note Sunscreen and a hat, a t-shirt, to avoid to be sun burnt
Sicilian family dinner
Hi, I’m Sebye and my greatest passion is Sicilian cuisine, which goes hand in hand with my next passion, hospitality. I firmly believe that one of the best way to learn about a country’s culture is to share culinary traditions in a familiar atmosphere. My house has been a meeting place for people from all over the world for years. We'll meet in my farm and together we'll collect the vegetables that we'll use for prepare a typical Sicilian meal. We tailored a menu around our fresh and seasonal vegetables, accompanied by delicious pasta that’s been made on the spot, a dessert we'll prepare together,wine and liquor. We'll taste our dishes in the shade of ancient olive trees. We put our heart into making the meal, an experience that makes you feel like you belong in our family, and when you'll leave, a piece of Sicily will come with you.
Le coste e il tramonto in Ortigia Island, Siracusa
L'esperienza porta alla scoperta di posti naturalistici che altrimenti sarebbero difficili da trovare e raggiungere. L'attività consiste nel visitare e ammirare la bellezza della costa marina siracusana da un altro punto di vista, quella del SUP. Si possono visitare luoghi accessibili solo ed esclusivamente con questo tipo di pratica. Osserveremo anche la nostra famosissima Ortigia , sempre in Sup , da un’altra prospettiva. Unisciti a me e goditi il mare siciliano per qualche km . Il percorso è molto semplice e adatto a tutti. Durante l’esperienza avremo modo di fermarci in qualche grotta o caletta. Su richiesta è possibile fare Snorkeling per scoprire i nostri fondali .
Sailing Adventure in Ortigia
We will cruise the waters of Siracusa Bay, enjoying the sights of Ortigia while I will tell you the history. Accordingo to the weather conditions we will lead to the Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio where we will stop for swimming, sorrounded by nature. We sometime meet dolphins and other sea creatures in this area. While we will be sailing I would like you to help me trying your hand at ruddering Fiesta and trimming the sails with me, as part of the crew. Then, if you like, we will celebrate the sunset with aperitif in the bay, having a delicious tasting of food and wines made by local farmers and producers. That is the best way to enjoy our sunset. Be aware the route might be changed according to the weather conditions. Other things to note This experience is for everyone and it is an easy way to relax and, at the same time, live the sea for a day. This is also an environmentally friendly seaq experience.
Siracusa sailing on a boat of 18 meters
We will make you discover the wonders of the Egadi islands aboard an exceptional sailing ship, a unique experience that combines with art, poetry and gastronomy. We set sail at ten o'clock in the morning towards the island of levanzo, where after sailing for about an hour we will drop anchor in the splendid "cold cove" here our guests can take a bath and enjoy an excellent lunch on board, second stage will be the island of favignana, where guests can admire the wonderful "cala rossa" where in ancient times the Roman fleet defeated the Carthaginians putting an end to their power in sicily, here after a few drinks we will sail towards the port of Trapani where towards 18 the excursion will end
A unique experience in the blue sea
By embarking from the suggestive port of Ognina, it will be possible to visit the splendid Syracusan coastal areas and dock in some wonderful coves that can only be reached by boat. For those who love to dive in the seabed, possibility of snorkeling and underwater photos (with equipment provided) in the wonderful seabed of the protected marine area of Plemmirio. Other things to note To fully enjoy the excursions, every guest should be able to swim. Duration and itineraries of the excursion may vary according to weather and sea conditions
Sicily Grand Canyon - Discovering The Waterfalls
Please always contact me always before booking. We will walk down and swim into the most beautiful canyon in Europe, this is a medium difficulty hike, this walk will take us to the best waterfall of the entire canyon. This hike is quite popular and well known. The crystal clear pools and the amazing scenery will make your day unforgettable.
Ortigia's island night walking tour
A picturesque evening tour in the heart of the historic center of Syracuse, the magical island of Ortigia. We'll touch most important corners & squares: Piazza Archimede with Diana fountain , Acropolis & Cathedral square, Aretusa's source , Alfeo street, Maniace's castle outside , "Giudecca's" old jewish quarter, Santi coronati street , greek Apollo's temple, with suggestions for traditional restaurants ,wine bar ,pubs & nightlife. Other things to note Bring comfortable shoes!
Vendicari Walk and Wine Farm Adventure
10:00* Meeting at the train Station of Siracusa and departing to Noto district. 10:30 - 15:30 Arrival at the Vendicari Nature Reserve and departing by foot for 5 hours slow guided walk (8km). We will reach the Calamosche beach, relax by the sea and have a picnic there. 15:30 - 17:00 Departing for guided tour at the local family-run winery and cellar. Wine tasting accompanied with some typical Sicilian products. *possible to extend our day and visit typical fisherman village of Marzamemi and try the best granita ever! *in summer tour hours will be adapted to the weather conditions
Boat ride on Ortigia island and caves
Vi porteremo tra i paesaggi più suggestivi dell'isola di Ortigia, alla scoperta delle scogliere d'oro e delle famose grotte di mare. Avrete anche l'opportunità di tuffarvi nelle nostre acque cristalline e ammirare tutte le meraviglie che il mare offre. Autres remarques Vi aspettiamo per questa bellissima e unica esperienza da non perdere
Syracuse in one day
We will start our day at the Temple of Apollo, and from there we will take a nice walk into Ortigia, which will lead us into the traditional and characteristic narrow alleys. Walking down the same roads as the locals, observing the daily life as it goes by, snooping into the traditional shops and observing how things are outside of the turistic areas will make you truly feel like you belong to this place. The natural conclusion to this lovely walk is, given that we are in an island, the seafront. Just the seafront by itself offers a lot to visit, from the local fish market to the traditional expositions. During our walk, we’ll recharge ourselves tasting some local products, such as almond granita, almond milk, tea and lemon granita, arancini, pizzette and so on. We’ll discover some magic places to take photos and also, place where staring at the sunset. The tour will finish in front of a characteristic restaurant/local food shop where, if you want, you can have a delicious meal. Other things to note Tickets for monuments are included. Meal is not included.
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