Things to do in Aci Castello

Our most recommended things to do in Aci Castello

Catania: Spritz and Sunset Sail Tour

1. Catania: Spritz and Sunset Sail Tour

Sail along the route of Ulysses and discover the beauty of the Sicilian coast on this relaxing sail tour from Catania. Get the chance to see Catania's varied marine life, including dolphins, go fishing, snorkeling or even learn the fundamentals of sailing. Don't miss the opportunity to see Catania from the sea and visit one of the most captivating landscapes of the Sicilian coast as you cruise through the Ulysses' Grotte and the Castle of Aci Castello. During your tour, sip on your choice of alcoholic beverage, including the traditional Italian Aperol Spritz, and munch on an array of delicious traditional snacks and appetizers.

Aci Castello: Underwater Scooter Diving Tour

2. Aci Castello: Underwater Scooter Diving Tour

Experience an exciting underwater adventure in the wonderful lava seabed of the Gulf of Catania and the enchanting protected marine area of the Cyclopean Isles. Propel yourself through the water with the help of an underwater scooter, and trust in the guidance of a qualified marine biologist.   Swim among the basalt columns, the ropes, the lava pillows, and the colorful marine flora and fauna of this perfect environment. Explore the world of silence between ancient lava flows and expanses of white sand. Dive into underwater canyons and volcanic faults, and pass near wrecks of the Second World War. Carry out the activity in the company of sea bream, octopus, sponges, and sea fans. Travel without weighing yourself down, and rest assured you will receive the latest generation equipment to participate in the activity with maximum comfort and safety.

Catania: 4-Hour Guided Bike Tour

3. Catania: 4-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Take a ride through the most distinctive streets of Catania and admire magnificent monuments dating back to various historical periods, from ancient Greek and Roman to Baroque and much more. Go beyond the city center and explore panoramic coastal roads while hearing the stories and legends of the area from your expert guide. Then, arrive at Aci Castello, and marvel at the Norman castle built high up on the rock with spectacular views of the sea. Next stop: Aci Trezza. Visit this quaint fishing village with views of the Cyclopean Isles, home to the mythic cyclopes. Admire the natural beauty of the Ionian coast before heading back to the city.

Catania: Sailing Tour with Lunch

4. Catania: Sailing Tour with Lunch

Sail along the route of Ulysses and discover the beauty of the bay of the Cyclops and sea cliffs in Acitrezza. See dolphins, various marine life, go fishing, snorkelling and/or learn the fundamentals of sailing. This tour is a unique opportunity to see Catania from the sea and visit one of the most captivating landscapes of the Sicilian coast as you cruise through the Ulysses' Grotte and the Castle of Aci Castello. Throughout your tour, you will also have the chance to enjoy a fantastic diving/snorkelling session at the Natural Reserve of Cyclops, departing from the small village of Acitrezza. Whilst you snorkel, behold spectacular landscapes in crystal clear blue waters. Your informative and friendly guides will accompany you throughout your experience and will be there to assist you with anything you may need.

From Catania: Riviera of the Cyclops Tour in a Vintage Car

5. From Catania: Riviera of the Cyclops Tour in a Vintage Car

Start your tour from Catania. Hop in your vintage car and head to the seaside village of Aci Castello. Enjoy views of the crystal clear eastern coast of Sicily along the way. In Aci Castello, admire the massive Norman Castle with the spectacular Cyclopean Riviera as its backdrop. Continue to Aci Trezza, an enchanting fishing village, famous for its panoramic view dominated by the Cyclopean Isles. It was also made famous by the Giovanni Verga novel, “I Malavoglia”. See the house by the Medlar Tree, where the story of the life of Padron Ntoni and his family took place. Discover Acireale, a town preserving its precious artistic heritage. Walk through the city garden and enjoy the view of the sea from its amazing panoramic terrace. Admire the lava blocks, which cross the crystal clear waters of the Cyclopean Riviera, and see the Baroque churches of the Old Town before returning to Catania.

Catania: Private Boat Tour with Lunch and Cocktail

6. Catania: Private Boat Tour with Lunch and Cocktail

Special sailing boat tour to explore the skyline of the city of Catania from the sea and try a unique experience in fact our proposal also includes the possibility of trying a mini-sailing course while admiring the lava flows of the coast from the sea. The tour departs from the port of Catania heading north towards Aci Castello. We will pass in front of the medieval castle that dominates the coast of Aci Castello and we will be able to continue up to Acitrezza where we will be able to admire the Faraglioni, very famous in mythology for the Cyclops and the story of Ulysses. here we will stop at the buoy for a swim in the crystal clear water and we will have a lunch with a plate of pasta with fresh local fish. after lunch it is possible to have a siesta or a swim with snorkelling. in the end we will leave to return to the port of Catania and do some sailing school. Sport and tourism that create fun and happiness and culture of Sicily "island in a sea of sun".

Aci Trezza: 2-Day Basic Scuba Diver Course

7. Aci Trezza: 2-Day Basic Scuba Diver Course

The course consists of about two days of intense learning activities in the classroom at the classroom of the diving center and diving with the aim to implement the standards required by the teaching. You will take the Basic Scuba diver course, which will alternate between theoretical lessons and lessons in the water, followed by the instructor, and at the end of the course after the exam the international certification will be issued.

From Catania: Mountain Bike Tour Aci Castello & Aci Trezza

8. From Catania: Mountain Bike Tour Aci Castello & Aci Trezza

Starting from Catania, aboard your mountain bike, you will admire the architectural beauty of this ancient city, a treasure trove of treasures dating back to different historical periods. You will then move to the coastal area, until you get to Aci Castello, a quaint fishing village that takes its name from a real castle, built on a rock of basalt lava, formed during an underwater eruption about 500,000 years ago. Heading towards Aci Trezza, you will discover a small fishing village, which is the backdrop to the enchanting island Lachea and the famous Faraglioni dei Ciclopi, lava buildings, born from the same underwater eruption, linked to an ancient legend: it is said that they were thrown by the Cyclops Polyphemus against Ulysses, after his blindness. To conclude this tour, you can finally give yourself a regenerating dip in the sea or even opt for a refreshing and tasty homemade granita, before returning to Catania.

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What people are saying about Aci Castello

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Bruno was incredible, he was so welcoming, kind and knowledgeable. It felt like we were on a boat with a friend. His boat is beautiful, the route was fantastic, Bruno pointed out so many notable places of interest and went into detail about them. The snacks and spritz was delicious and authentically Sicilian and the sunset was breathtaking!

Giuseppe was a wonderful guide. He showed me all the places of interest that I hadnt visited before. That was his priority. Then booked me in to a restaurant where I had a lovely lunch. I highly recommend this tour

MUST DO while you visit Catania! It was a birthday surprise for our friend and it went fantastic. We were sipping prosecco, sunbathing and just having great time. Bruno is a really cool guy and a great skipper.

It was amazing. Bruno the guide was brilliant, I can not fault him at all! He provided excellent service all round!

Very nice sailing trip with sunset. Bruno the skipper was very nice.