Trek to the Necropolis of Pantalica
Trek to the Necropolis of Pantalica

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    Italian, English
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Travel in the footsteps of early man on this trek to the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica.

A UNESCO World Heritage site packed with human history and archaeological interest, take a guided tour of this ancient Sicilian necropolis and bathe in the lagoon-like waters of the neighbouring canyon - learning more about the island's greatest 7th-century city!

This tour is run and operated from Sortino and travels to the UNESCO Necropolis of Pantalica - approximately 1 hour from Syracuse and 1h 30 mins from Catania. Local landmarks include the carved burial site and neighbouring limestone ravine.

Meet your guide in Sortino for this guided trek to the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica. Dating back to the 7th century, the UNESCO protected area is renowned for the 5,000 tombs cut into the cliffs - making an area of high archaeological interest and a poignant relic of human history. An 8km trek through the Meditteranean landscape, travel at a casual pace through dense forest and darkened tunnels to reach the site of the city, which Cicero described as ‘the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of all’' - home to the Temple of Athena, a Greek theatre, a Roman amphitheatre, a fort and more. After a picnic lunch in the necropolis, your guide will show you some of the valley's secret pools. Cut into the bedrock, take a dip and soak up the views of cool off under one of the many waterfalls hidden deep in the limestone canyon! 

This tour operated from March - November and is suitable for all ages and abilities. Transfer time is approximately 2 hours  - with four hours of walking.

minimum 13 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Park Entry
  • Picnic Lunch
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Suncream/Water
  • Closed Toe Footwear
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Swimwear/Towel
Meeting point
Accommodation transfers included, alternatively please meet at 96010 Sortino SR, Italy Get directions
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