You will visit the several caves accessible onlyÂ by sea, and also the Grotta Zinzulusa famous for its 'Zinzuli', which mean 'rags' in the local dialect. In fact, the stalactites hang like rags from the ceiling of the first room, known as atrium.
The Grotta Zinzulusa can be visited either by sea or by land with a walking tour. During our trip from Castro we will visit the Grotta delle Striare, important for the bone bed containing prehistoric animals. The Grotta Azzurra (Blue Cave), with the same name as the more famous cave in Capri. Even if smaller it offers beautiful plays of light which makes the water look intense blue-and a lot of people visit it. The cave takes its name fromÂ the special colour of the water which you can admire all day long and it is one of the best known in Salento.
Grotta Palombara takes its name from the local dialect for pigeons "Palummi", because inside this cave this kind of birds nested in large colonies. The cave ceiling reaches a height of 35 meters and in some conditions of light the sea water turns to a deep emerald green. The opening of the cave, almost in the shape of Arabic tent, is a nesting place for some species of hawks and kestrels.After visiting the Grotta Zinzulusa, the only Italian karst cave worth environmental protection, we will go to Grotta romanelli, listed as the first sea cave containing rock paintings dating back to the Paleolithic.
Then we will reach Porto Miggiano, one of the most beautiful bays in Salento where the different tones of blue of the crystal clear water will leave indelible memories in the hearts of visitors. During the summer we will have a swim stop, and appetizer as well, while in low season we will continue our trip until Santa Cesarea Terme a spa town famous for its sea rich in sulphur springs.
The tour will depart from Marina Castro Marina and boats used for the tour may contain 7, 13 or 35 people on board.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund