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Geo-Archaeological Tour of the promontory of Ognina, Syracuse

Half or full day tour in discovery of the promontory of Ognina, with an expert geological guide. Request to Book
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • ITA - EN
  • Min: 2 People
Offers details

Half or full day trekking in the wild and untouched nature of the promontory of Ognina, Syracuse. This is a charming and fascinating area thanks to the varied coastline, the clear waters of the seabed and the sky blue of the sea.
You will visit a number of archaeological remains, such as tombs, caves and ancient ports, all linked at different times along the coast of Syracuse, from the Arenella beach to the promontory of Ognina.

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, and they will show you the traces of catastrophic events in the past, such as tsunamis and great storms, which struck the human settlements along this coast. If you want, during the summer months, you can go snorkelling and enjoy the stunning seabeds typical of the promontory.

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.

Included

Half or full day trekking in Ognina, 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".

Equipment

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 port of Ognina, approximately 12.5km from the central station of Syracuse (30 minutes drive in normal driving conditions). 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 about 6.8km turn left on to Traversa Passaggio at the height of Santa Teresa Longarini, continue for 450m and turn right for the road Ognina/SP104. After 2.9km take the second exit at the roundabout, continue for 650m and the destination (Ognina port) is on the right.

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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