Tremiti archipelago is a group of five islands situated in the Italian region of Apulia. San Domino, San Nicola and Caprara are the biggest islands, then there are two rock islands, Pianosa and Cretaccio. Here’s a few practical info:
How to reach it:
The easiest way to get to Tremiti Islands is by ferry. There are different ports which include this route (we sailed from Termoli and it took about one hour).
Tremiti’s weather is pretty hot in summer. You should bring with you sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and of course your swimsuit 🙂 . If you want to visit the archipelago, make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The best part of this trip is exploring the islands, so you should be able to walk comfortably.
And now we are ready to start this amazing tour. Here you can find the must do activities:
1 – MAKE A BOAT TOUR OF TREMITI
Once you get there, the best way to visit the archipelago is making a boat tour of the islands. You can rent speedboats and dinghies or you can join a group excursion by boat. If you want to rent a boat, make sure to reserve it in advance since there are lots of tourists (especially in summer).
We selected a boat tour which allowed us to discover the most beautiful places of Tremiti archipelago. The islands are amazing and the water is crystal clear. Boat tours will stop to let you see the most iconic places and to snorkel in the most beautiful hidden corners.
Boat is definetely the best way to see the whole archipelago in one day.
2 – WALK AROUND SAN DOMINO
San Domino is a natual gem. There are many trees and hidden coves. The best way to explore this island is by foot. We started our tour from the port and then we went exploring San Domino, visiting some beautiful coves (like the one in the picture, where we stopped for lunch).
This island is also the most touristic. It is full with villas and apartment where you can spend some days.
3 – UNDERWATER TREASURE
Let’s dive in the beautiful Mediterranena water to discover a hidden treasure of Tremiti archipelago. Between Caprara and San Nicola islands there is a statue of Padre Pio which was put there in 1998. The statue is 3 meters tall and it lies at 14 meters depth.
Unfortunately the surface upon the statue is always very crowded due to the many tourists visiting this place every day. But if you like snorkeling or diving, this is a must see!
4 – VISIT SAN NICOLA’S CASTLE
San Nicola is the most historical place. The castle dominates upon the island with its huge walls. The visit to the castle and the church is a must and the view from the walls is breathtaking since you can get a beautiful sight of the whole archipelago.
The castle can be reached by foot from San Nicola’s port. There is a uphill road, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Here’s the view of the archipelago from above:
5 – WAIT FOR SUNSET ABOVE TREMITI ISLANDS
If you get the chance to wait for sunset, you will not regret it. The view of the archipelago at twilight is amazing. You can have an aperitif by the sea before going back to the coast.
During our tour it got cloudy in the evening so we had to take our ferry sooner than expected. We managed to see twilight from the boat just a few minutes before it started raining. On the bright side, we saw dolphins jumping around the boat in this magical atmospheare.