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Cave of Smeraldo, Positano

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Cave of Smeraldo is known for the iridescent emerald light that covers the walls of the cave. A combination of geological events creates the captivating effect. The only direct opening to outside light is beneath the water. When daylight shines through, the green color appears on the cave walls. You can easily reach the cave via car by taking the ss163 highway from Capri. A small fee provides access to the cave via elevator, while a rowboat manned by a singing tour guide will take you into the grotto's interior. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cave of Smeraldo and many more Positano attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Positano itinerary maker.
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  • I never thought there was a place as beautiful as this. Is called Emerald because the water of the "River" at bottom of cave is so clear, that reflects a greenish tone, like a jewel. We do some boating in this river and the boatmen are great, very humorous. In addition to amazed us with everything we saw, we had fun, too.
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  • I'd really hoped... Atmosphere of the place is good, but light is Lite and doing his work and many have sunk into the sea lol. Chip freeloader is great.
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  • Beautiful place! Color are incredible! €10 x person and inside you have to make a line. The tour on the boat it's not more than 5 to 10min 
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  • Uninspiring. Not worth the effort. Pushy oarsman. I have seen much better elsewhere.
  • Unimpressive, queues, 5 euro entrance fee not worth the effort.
  • Really small, not worth the effort and money, nothing of interest.
  • Really interesting. Only do if you are in the area and have time. Don't believe the rubbish about a stone under the water being anything other than a stone ;-)
  • 5min tour...really not that amazing. May as wel tick it off the bucket list if you in the area thiugh