How Long should you stay in Capri for?

Picture yourself surrounded by sapphire waters, jagged cliff tops, and historic buildings; this is mesmerising Capri! It is the perfect place for a luxurious and tranquil adventure with stunning scenery to go with it. Relax on sun-drenched beaches, dine at delicious local restaurants, and cruise out to the blue sea. But how long is long enough for this incredible area?

The Main Attractions in Capri

Blue Grotto

The Blue Grotto is the reason for Capri’s popularity, with a large portion of visitors travelling here to mark this off on their Italian bucket list! It is an astonishingly enchanting area of glow in the dark water, hidden within a sea cave. The reason for this captivating blue glow comes from the reflective sunlight from the cave’s submerged hole hitting the waters from underwater. As well as its remarkable beauty, the grotto has a rich history, with Emperor Tiberius once using it as a personal swimming pool. The only way to see this spectacular site is by rowboat as the cave’s entrance only allows small boats to pass.

Faraglioni Rocks

Once you have seen all the island’s charms, head out to the sea by boat to visit the water’s secrets. These massive rock formations jut out straight from the sea, creating an unforgettable skyline that appears in large portion of Capri’s postcards. They derive the name Faraglioni from the Greek term ‘Pharos’ which is the word for lighthouse. This was due to the rocks once being a lighthouse for ancient beings, using fires to navigate the boats.

Monte Solaro

Lace up those walking shoes and set off to the highest point of the island. Monte Solaro promises 360 views across the island and sea, a perfect place for your next Instagram shot. If you’d rather skip the hike, the island offers you a chairlift up and back. Once you have wandered around the point, visit the bar located nearby for a drink to go with the view.

Other sites to squeeze in during your stay in Capri

Villa San Michele

For a quiet pondering of history, visit the Villa San Michele. Once an ancient chapel dedicated to San Michele, the area was changed by Axel Munthe, a Swedish physician who built on top of the chapel’s ruins in 1885. The villa has multiple levels and an astonishing garden, with a number of the chapel’s original artefacts on display. Simply walk through this tranquil area and get lost in sheer beauty.

Gardens of Augustus

If you want to take that iconic shot of the Faraglioni from afar, head here. This picturesque area is bursting with greenery and flowers, all surrounding the incredible lookout terraces. Look down to the aqua waters and see the white boats spotting the blue. The small trek to get to the area is well worth it as it offers astonishing scenery along the way. For a truly unforgettable experience, head here for sunset or sunrise to see the epic colours bouncing off the water.

In Conclusion

The amount of time you spend at Capri all depends on you. Working out what you want to see, and how much downtime you need, helps you figure it out. Can’t sit down for long? You can probably spend a weekend here filling your days to the brim with activity. If you rather spend a few takes baking in the sun, perhaps a week will stretch things out for you.

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