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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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"nice view"
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"small beach"
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"flip flops"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are gorges and there are gorges, but few are as gorgeous as this one. Easily accessed by car or public transport, it is also accessed by elevator for a fee or free by foot. Then the real fun starts: a walk up the stream...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is natural place of beauty, this is true without any doubt, but you have to pay 6 euro! This just to be on a small river beach. On top of that they as 4 euro extra to walk 1,2 km true a so...More

1  Thank Hans J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a break from the heat and venture into the depth of the Alcantara Gorge. If you drive by the main entrance, go for an extra 200 meters and park your car on the street to take the steps down to the gorge. The tickets...More

1  Thank KatrininBerlin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you need to pay more than 1,5 EUR entrance fee you are at the wrong entrance. Take a deep breath and run away from there. Travel tips: When you arrive to car park there will be a fake “park guard”. Never less you should...More

Thank Dario G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No tour needed if you want a quick view of it. Just take the communal stairs and for two euros you will get to the gorge - beautiful and unique, but quite busy. Take your water shoes if you have some !

Thank Emmanuelle C
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Richard10
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

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

1  Thank Richard L
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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 10 May 2018 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 8 May 2018 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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Mary Josette M
1 June 2018|
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Response from Katharina S |
There are two gates, one is for about 13-17€ and there is an elevator. The other one is for 1,50€ and there are about 200 stairs. They are in intervalls, so you can take a break anytime while going up. They are in the shadow... More
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Zabbet
19 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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14 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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