This is a place where your ferry docks in Capri Island. From there you can either take a boat tour around the island or start your land tour. You can find here
tourist office, taxi, funicular, bus stop and ferry/bus ticket office also plenty of restaurants and cafés.
We booked online two hour long boat tour
around the island with stop at Grotta Azzura. Online booking lets you to skip the queue in front of the ticket office and buys you lots of time. The first boat tour starts around 9am and the earlier boat reaches the Grotta Azzura the less time you spend queuing
to enter it on row boat.
Grotta Azzura – Tiberius’ Sacred Sanctuary is the most famous spot in Capri Island. It is a natural
cave accessible only from the sea. An entrance is about meter in height. To enter it, you have to lay back along the bottom of a small boat while its skipper pull her through the opening. As I’ve mentioned before, to avoid crowds and up to 2hrs
queuing to that row boat, try to arrive there as early as possible. Ticket costs 13 euro each and is purchased from a floating ticket office. Our row boat skipper asked for a tip and was pretty straight forward in doing so. We are always willing to tip
people that are kind to us but this guy just took it for granted. The visit inside the grotto takes only 5 minutes. Do you wonder, was it worth visiting? The water inside the cave is exactly or even more beautiful than you can see on the photos.
It is crystalline blue with a silver reflection. If you are an early bird and lucky to avoid crowds, you should experience this marvel of nature at least once in a lifetime. If not, considering that you may spend an hour or two queuing to get inside and then
enjoy the place for just 5 minutes, then it is not worth the hustle. Please ensure the tide is low before planning the trip because row boats can’t enter the cave on high tide.
Blue Grotto was only a stop during our 2 hours boat tour around the island with Capri Boat Tour. That pleasantly spent time gave us opportunity to see all grottas, the bay of Marina Piccola, celebrities’ villas on the cliffs
and The Faraglioni – the famous three rocks which rise up of the sea. Tour boats can maneuver through an arch in rocks’ formation. The boat tour finished around 11am in Marina Grande port.
We decided to have an early lunch before sightseeing the island itself. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in Marina Grande, just on the left from the funicular tram. We couldn’t have chosen better –
we had fresh and absolutely delicious seafood pasta accompanied by glass of wine and free limoncello shot – an energizing restart of the busy day.
you visit Capri Island during summer months be prepared for long queues to funicular tram and bus. We failed to catch a taxi and waited 1.5hrs for a bus to Anacapri. Funicular’s queue was even longer. Most people start their tour with visit to Capri
town followed by Anacapri. I highly recommend you to do it in reversed sequence to avoid panic on the way back to catch your ferry. The only way from Anacapri to Marina Grande is by bus and amount of people awaiting it was enormous while queue to Capri was
very short and out there we could choose between bus and tram. It is very hard to predict how long you could wait for a bus from Anacapri to Marina Grande due to limited space on the bus which leaves every 30min.