We’re travelling to Sounion to see the Temple of Poseidon. Cape Sounion is noted as the site of ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea in classical mythology. So beautiful from the road.
I was amused with this eye chart? Can you read?
I was amused by this chart. Can you read this one? Egyptian Eye Chart.
In the early 20th century, German industrialist Friedrich Alfred Krupp commissioned the engineer Emilio Mayer to design and build a pathway which would link his own Marina Piccola, where he habitually moored his yacht each summer.
To scale the roughly 100 meter drop, the engineer cut a series of hairpin bends into the rock, set so close together that they appear almost to overlap.
Your choice is: when you make your way down by foot to reach Marina Piccola and, if you don’t fancy the return hike uphill, travel back to the center by bus!
Important Update: This switchback pathway is currently closed due to a danger of falling rocks
We are in the Gardens of Augustus.
The gardens, designed in terraces overlooking the sea, can be considered a testament to the rich flora of the island of Capri, with various ornamental plants and flowers such as geraniums, dahlias and brooms.
From the Gardens of Augustus one can get a 180-degree panoramic of the island of Capri because one can see the bay of Marina Piccola, and the Faraglioni.
Capri, the Island of Dreams, has been an enchanting oasis since Roman times. Its proximity to the Amalfi coast, the incomparable beauty of its rugged landscape, the crystal blue sea, the mildness of its climate and the luxuriance of its vegetation all contribute to its legendary fame. We were there in 2011, during this time the essence was derived from fruity lemon. An average alcohol content is 26%.
Also, limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially common in the region around the Gulf of Naples, Capri.
I picked up a souvenir – Perfume Io Capri. The scent still reminds me of our travels to Capri.
” You really haven’t seen Capri until you’ve seen it from the sea” -Unknown
Lounging on the beach on Capri is not always an easy endeavor. There are no endless stretches of soft sand. . The seafront here is lined with pebbles, boulders, and steep cliffs from which you can dive directly into the Mediterranean. To reach the water’s edge, you often have to descend steep flights of steps or walking trails through the wild countryside (which you will then have to climb back up after your swim!). That said, the reward is worth the effort: crystalline waters so clear you can see straight down to the sea floor.
Impressive is the color of the waters that changes in sunlight, in the shade and at sunset. Blue … deep cobalt … emerald. Cyan is the best description of the waters of Capri.
Residents of Capri call this “The Fisherman,” to welcome tourists. It looks like a person sitting on limestone rock but it is a sculpture. To me it was a wonderful sight.
Soon after, by boat we began to see the dramatic Faraglioni three rock formations which jut out from the Mediterranean just off the island’s coast. Our skipper sailed right through the stone archway of the Faraglione di Mezzo. Very impressive forms of limestone crags called sea stacks. Not to mention the color of the Mediterranean sea a sapphire-emerald combined.
Legend holds that couples who kiss while passing through will be lucky in love…so, me and my husband snuggled up.
“There they are, not painted but natural, those famous gothic cathedrals that proudly raise for the sea their spires and their arrows.” -Unknown
One of the most idyllic places in our travel of the Best of Italy is the Isle of Capri. It’s the perfect microcosm or community island resort of Mediterranean appeal – a smooth cocktail of piazzas and cool cafes, Roman ruins and rugged seascapes. Capri is part of the region of Campagnia, Province of Naples.
We stayed at a 5 star Sorrento hotel and our tour bus passed narrow roads carved out of the side of coastal cliffs.overlooking the sea. The bus stopped at the marina and we took a ferry, Napoli Jet to beautiful Capri island.