Categories: Points of interest

The Sea Caves and Vieste by boat

You can visit the sea caves scattered along the coast of the Gargano. The sea caves are natural tunnels dug by water and wind in the karst rock. Due to the light that filters through the rocks and the Mediterranean, the water acquires enchanting color tones giving us a unique setting.
For boat tour around the picture-postcard Gargano you can rent a boat in Vieste by Marina Vieste.
With the Marina Vieste, mooring and boat rental you can make excursions by motorboat along the magnificent coastline of the Gargano, to discover the beautiful sea caves, bays and beaches of Gargano.
Centuries after centuries, millennia after millennia with slow methodology, the waves of the sea have eroded the calcareous coast of the Gargano modeling natural scenarios, of which no hand would have been capable, opening up gaps, slits and tunnels. The sun thinks with the amazing reflections on the water to complete the wonder. The marine caves are about twenty, their discovery in 1954 by two fishermen the Trimigno brothers, years in which mass tourism had not yet known of the wonders of the Gargano. After a few years in 1963 in Pugnochiuso, on behalf of Ing. Enrico Mattei, begins the construction of the most famous holiday center of Vieste, which will give a decisive turn to the economy of the country from agricultural-pastoral to tourism. The Marine Caves of Vieste and Gargano for their beauty and their shape have inspired the old fishermen with the most unique and curious names:
-the large bell cave which has the shape of a mournful 70-meter-high bell covered with velvety moss.
-the Smugglers’ Cave with a double exit that once facilitated the escape of the smugglers.
-the Cave of the swallows inside which the cute birds have nested
-the broken cave is like an ancient castle that time has demolished the upper part from where the Aleppo pines are reflected in the emerald waters.
-the two-eyes cave characterized by two small openings dug by the waves of the sea.
-the Emerald Cave in which the sea and the light are reflected on the walls creating evocative color effects.
-the Tomato’s Cave on whose walls there are red tomato-shaped molluscs.
-the Cave of the sirens where according to the legend once the sirens lived.


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