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Cave of Smeraldo, Positano
(1.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Wasn’t sure about visiting here and on reading the reviews and seeing the ratings, which were evenly spread over the whole range, from terrible to excellent, it didn’t make the decision any easier. We...  more »
  • We had interest in visiting the grotto, we liked the experience of visiting a cave by the sea. The coast is generally wonderful.
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  • On arrival we were wondering if really we were going down. Then we decided to see: and, surprise, it was extraordinary. A little thought for the Gulf of Padirac, reduces of course and with a period of light and stir the water. We were alone, which fixes a lot of things: no noise... One wonders if it is not happened to the € 3 parking?
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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