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Alcantara Gorge

Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 985010
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Walk along the floor of this 223-foot deep lava canyon - a narrow, scenically spectacular gorge carved out of the rock by a fast-flowing stream.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“the river” (42 reviews)
“cold water” (10 reviews)
“car park” (17 reviews)
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Via Nazionale 5 | Motta Camastra, 98030, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0942 985010
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"the river"
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"cold water"
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"car park"
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"body rafting"
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"nice view"
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"rock formations are"
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"entrance fee"
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"euros per person"
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"nature park"
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"giardini naxos"
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"flip flops"
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"small beach"
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"amazing experience"
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"your bathing suit"
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"bare feet"
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"beautiful spot"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Alcantara Gorge as part of package for the trip up to Mount Etna. We only had a short time here, about 45 minutes and therefore supposedly received a discount entrance fee of 8 euros.We felt this was very expensive as after you had...More

Thank Richard10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really wanting to see some nature in Sicily after touring some of the beautiful towns and historical monuments. Sicily has amazingly rugged mountains, beautiful valleys and Tuscany like landscape. Just beautiful. Alantara Gorge was an option to see some natural scenery, it is...More

Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the gorge because I'm interested in natural landscape features - stayed five hours+ because it's such a beautiful place to chill out. And yes, the water is cold, but it's well worth wading upstream so don't be put off.

Thank AlanK_10
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to pay €3 on the other side of the road to go down to the gorge which is kind of strange but very nice once you go down. We visited in May and there were a few groups of children but not too...More

Thank MarshallR1992
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is worth the time. We spent around 2 hours just wandering through the place. Everywhere is well signposted and many ( though not all) of the plants are labelled. There are posters in both Italian and English explaining the rock formations. The gorge...More

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gorge is beautiful and surprising, even if you are not prepared to wade or swim. But it is a longish drive from the coast through not interesting landscape and towns.

Thank bangsibear
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The Gorge landscapes from the top are very beautiful. After that we can go down and walk inside the gorge.

Thank Maggico17
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The gorge is a great place to walk and take a dip in the cool water. Great for pictures also. The sun seems to bounce off the rock giving the place perfect photo backdrops.

Thank Charlene F
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to see. A must do on a trip to Sicily. The water is very cold, so don't stay in it too long! The walls of the gorge are unlike anything I've seen before. There are small beaches to sit on for...More

Thank Lisa_SC0215
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very nice views of the surrounding landscape, as had been expected after reading the reviews here. We got some tickets to use the stairway - approx 200 stairs (Eur 1,50 rather than Eur 12 for the lift - which would a good option anyway for...More

1  Thank Steve D
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Zabbet
18 September 2017|
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Response from SteveTheAstonFan | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can get a train from Messina to Taormina Giardini station, then a bus to Recanati bus station where you can then pick up a bus to the gorge which is about an hour (and on to Etna should you so desire which takes much... More
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TRC111
13 August 2017|
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Response from Matthew S | Reviewed this property |
It is, there are lifts to the bottom. However, it is a gorge and I guess there is only so much you can see with a pushchair. You could carry your child once at the bottom but would have to leave the pushchair somewhere. I... More
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Jacques C
12 July 2017|
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Response from Sally F | Reviewed this property |
There were people there with dogs of all sizes!
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