Green Grotta
Green Grotta
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You can swim or climb the cliffs in the Green Grotto, which looks like an enormous liquid emerald.
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GegaB
New York City4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Stunning! We took a private boat to the edge of the Green Grotto and then jumped out to swim through the cave. The water is UNREAL once you’re swimming— you can’t experience the true colors from the vantage point of the boat, so make sure you jump in for a quick swim. Absolutely gorgeous shimmering aquamarine water.
Written August 14, 2022
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Karim Maarouf
Cairo, Egypt851 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We went into the cave during a boat tour around the island. The way the light enters the cave gives the lovely green color to the walls of the cave. The color of the water is also very nice. You can also swim here if you come by some of the more private boat tours from Sorrento (and I think from Capri as well).
Written October 28, 2023
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mcelenti
Livonia, MI59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
We rented a boat for the day and our captain took us to the Green Grotto. I am a bit puzzled by the poor reviews but I wonder if the reviewers swam through the grotto? We were there in August and got a chance to swim through the grotto....it was beautiful and an great experience. I have been to the Blue Grotto on a previous trip waiting in a boat for over an hour to get in. Yes it was beautiful but the wait and just sitting in a boat is not as fun as swimming through the Green Grotto for me. So I recommend this especially if you can swim it.
Written January 26, 2013
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wroth
orange county, california16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
He hired a beautiful wooden boat with captain...headed to the
pristine Green Grotta where he dropped to one knee bearing an emerald ring.. to match my green eyes he said...With champagne popping I said yes..and in we jumped for a swim in the most gorgeous green waters imaginable....Yes,we highly recommend this spot!
Written August 26, 2008
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Dmitry S
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
- Blue Grott itself is a beautiful natural sea cave, with the small window through which the boats sneak inside.
- Swimming is prohibited and may be even dangerous. Although people say that locals do swim, but after 17.00 when there are no tour groups.
- You will be able to get inside from 9.00 - 17.00 (with a boatsman).
- Check whether the Grotto is open when weather is windy / rainy - as wave activity will make it impossible to get inside.

Before you go searching for a tour guide or rent a tour boat - consider this:

1) it is extremely easy to get to the Blue Grotto by city bus:
- take 1st bus from Capri --> to Anacapri;
- then 2nd bus from Anacapri --> to Blue Grotto;
(bus ticket = 1.8 Euro);

2) when you arrive at your destination (bus stop is right next to the stairs which lead down to the grotto) - do NOT stop for taking photos and go straight down the stairs to get in the line. We came around 10.00 and stuck in line for ± 20min's.

We had an unpleasant experience when a tour guide rushed into the line in front of us and had his group of 15 people go before us, explaining that their bus arrived first.. :))) I mean, those tour guides are rubbish people. They rip tourists off for money and tips. Keep your cash for some other attractions ;)

3) When your turn comes - consider that four (4) people get in the boat (boatsman is 5th);

4) The boatsman will take you to the bigger boat where you pay for tickets.
ATTENTION!!! The price is 9 Euro (per person) + 4 Euro the so-called "excursion" (the boatsman will tell you the history of the Grotto when inside).

5) We gave 50 Euro + 1 Euro (as boatsman asked) - "to get change in paper money". The change came as 20 Euro... :))) It was 2 of us, so not difficult to calculate: 9 Euro + 9 Euro + 4 Euro = 22 Euro. So, the "tip" he made for himself turned out to be 9 Euro!!! It was a bit disgusting to argue for money when coming inside the grotto, so we let it go.

My advice to you - never tip those guys. It's atrocious how they rip off tourists for money.

The Blue Grotto - is definitely worth a visit, though! :)
Written September 10, 2016
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Gustavo V
Sao Paulo, SP151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The boat tour it's a must to go on the island só please don't miss it!!! The view of the island all around it's the best part of our journey there.

PLEASE DONT MISS IT!

You'll pay from 13 - 17 euros depending on what you want.

13 - without stop on the grotto
17 - with stop on the grotto

Prices from May/14
Written May 13, 2014
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Laura H
Mount Pleasant, SC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
My husband and I took a group boat tour of Capri with Capitano Ago. As part of the tour, we were allowed to jump off the boat and swim in the green grotto. Not only is swimming in the green grotto free, it was a wonderful, once in a life-time experience. There are a couple connected caves, so you can swim inside and then swim from one to another through small passageways. I HIGHLY recommend swimming in this grotto. We skipped the pricey blue grotto, and I have no regrets!
Written September 29, 2014
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Flaneurella
San Francisco, CA134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
While in Capri, we rented a boat for a our group of 5 people, including one teenager. I preferred this way so we can take our time and choose where to go. There are several grottos around Capri but, on this one, I dove into the clear water, swam through the cave opening and ended on the other side!. It was a wonderful experience! Our boat went to the other side to pick us up, so much fun! I highly recommend this.
Written May 7, 2014
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Carlito Tabor
New York City, NY2,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Most of the reviews here seem to be for the BLUE (Azzurra) grotto, which is on the opposite side of the island as the GREEN (Verde), and waaaaaay more touristy due to the restaurants and business that they have get people into the grotto. THIS grotto is great because it isn't as crowded and you can actually swim through it!
Written July 14, 2017
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Tashk53
London, UK17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
We hired a boat with as a group and visited the beautiful island of Capri. The boat was lovely and our driver was nice. The green grotta is beautiful and was not too busy full of other boats but I got a very nasty sting from a jellyfish and now have a nice scar around my wrist to remember my trip. Luckily our driver was well equipped and looked after my wrist.
Written September 26, 2016
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