Hike Ispica Caves
Depart: NAS II 7:30 am, Marinai 7:45 am, NAS I 8:00 am
Return: 5:00 pm
Cost: $55 (Includes transportation and light lunch)
Difficulty Level: 3 - Levels are from 1 (easiest) to 5 (hardest)
Tour this paradise of rock, sun and Mediterranean vegetation, where caves were cut out of the canyon that runs through the Hyblaean Mountains. The Ispica Caves were inhabited from 2000 BC through the 20th century.
The hike descends the canyon to the ancient village and follows the valley along the Busaitone River, crossing ancient citrus and carob groves to a rustic farmhouse where a light lunch of local cheese, wine and other specialties awaits.