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Trekking in the Plemmirio Nature Reserve, Syracuse

A day of trekking on the Magdalen Peninsula, amongst archaeological sites and snorkelling.
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • ITA - EN
  • Min: 2 People
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An unique excursion in a truly incredible setting; the Magdalen Peninsula, on the south side of Syracuse, is rich in historical intrigue and nature. You will start the trekking from the eastern coast of the peninsula, guided by an expert geologist, and you will discover a range of archaelogical sites of various eras and types (kilns and extraction quarries).

You will have the chance to see the antique remains of a devastating tsunami, as well as remains from more recent great storms. You will visit the caves and old ports of different eras (from classical Greek to Roman) along the coast of the reserve. The geologists will show you evidence that, over time, the coastal communities of this area have had to confront the problem of rising sea levels. If you want, during the summer months, you can go snorkelling and enjoy the stunning seabeds typical of this reserve!

The half day tour is of medium difficulty, involving approximately 4 hours of walking. From 9.00 to 13.00.
The full day tour is more difficult (not recommended for children), involving approximately 7 hours of walking. From 9.00 to 16.00.


Guided tour (half or full day) of the Plemmirio Nature Reserve, Syracuse.
Geological guide.

Not included

Transfer (available on request as an extra).
Packed lunch (extra).
Snorkel and flippers (extra).
Everything else that is not specified in the "included".


You are advised to wear trekking clothing and a sunhat, and to bring sun cream, a beach towel and shoes for the water.

How to reach us

The meeting point is at Traversa Sant'Agostino, Syracuse, Varco n°34 of the Marine Protected area of Plemmirio.

Distance: approximately 9km from the central station of Syracuse (20 minutes drive in normal driving conditions).

Directions: From the central station of Syracuse continue for approximately 800m in a west direction towards Viale Ermocrate, after about 1km continue on via Elorina (SS115), and after 2km turn onto via Lido Sacramento, continue for 2.6km and then turn on to via La Maddalena, continue for 1.2km until via del Faro Massoliveri, continue for 180m and then turn onto via Isola, after 650m turn onto via Traversa S. Agostino and continue for another 750m to the meeting point.

Booking terms and conditions

To make a reservation a prepayment of 20% of the total is required. The outstanding balance must be paid in cash on the day.

Terms of use

In order to safely enjoy this trip you must be of good physical health. The excursion if not appropriate for people who are physically disabled (in the case in which they should wish to participate they must inform the organiser and it will be at the organiser's discretion to decide if the excursion may be possible for them or not).
At the time of booking please specify if there are any participants who have any allergies to insect stings, animals or plants.
In the case of adverse weather conditions which do not allow for the carrying out of the tour, you will be able to arrange another date directly with the organiser. If another date is not possible, you will be reimbursed the amount already paid.
Before departure please present to the organiser the completed and signed form of consent.

Cancellation policy

The deposit paid upon booking is not refundable under any circumstances.

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