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Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto)

Spiaggia Grande, Positano, Italy
089/871107
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Positano
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was a nice stop with a school group along the Amalfi Coast. The toilets in the shop opposite the lifted entrance were clean and welcome. The cave was basic - much smaller than I expected - 10min in the boat in the cave, going out about 10m then back in again. That being said it was beautiful, it was... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
59 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We booked this trip on the harbour at Amalfi and the boat trip there was excellent - the grotto was not. The words "rip off" spring to mind. One small patch of green ish water you wouldn't necessarily have noticed had it not been billed as the highlight of the trip.

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Snodland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We booked a day trip from,Pompeii around the Amalfi coast. A good trip which included a stop at,this grotto which we didn't ask for. The driver knew the restaurant owner and,suggested we had lunch there and,visited the grotto. The grotto is a long way down and,the restaurant very expensive so,we looked over the edge and,saw the amazing water and,having read... More

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Calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We loved the Amalfi so much, we have already booked a trip back. However, a tip on the grottos - you MUST book a private tour. Unfortunately, we scheduled Capri into our day trip, which, in my mind, isn't really worth it (ok, maybe once). I am not really sure what turned me off of Capri, but when you compare... More

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Cohasset, Massachusetts
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

this was the worst tourist trap I ever visited! Do not go there if you don't like crowds or if your claustrophobic. It is absolute chaos and a ripe off. It is terrible Positano is running this potentially beautiful tour like a mob scene-very disappointed. Luckily that was the ONLY thing I didn't like about Italy,

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We thought of going to this one since we were driving past it, and we had not gone to the Blue Grotto whilst we were on Capri, and since it only costs Euro 5. Basically you go into a big cave and there is only one underwater opening that lets the light through. It is pretty, but not much different... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

You pay 5 euro to sit in a boat which goes in a circle for 10 minutes and you can see most of it from where you pick up the boat. The boatman is amusing which makes up a bit but don't go out of your way to visit.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

You must visit here ! Awesome site, special, romantic. Friendly and entertaining guides. It is recommended to get around 14-15, so bright water play almost all grotte.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The whole experience last less than 15 minutes, the cave is not bad but singing was awfull and asking for the tip every few seconds (I quote "Don't forget about me") was the worse. This is lovely coast don't waste your money, don't waste your time

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Stamford, CT
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Large and beautiful grotto with beautiful green water, stop in on your coast tour (more fun than the Blue Grotto on Capri)

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