Excursions and Trips
Excursions around Favignana
What do you do when there is as much to see under the water, as there is on dry land?
It’s not a trick question, it’s a realistic conundrum!
Whilst Favignana is renowned for its laid-back, chilled-out vibe, it doesn’t fall short on the things to do front, in fact the outdoorsy excursions and trips on offer mean you’re sure to catch a tan whilst working off a little of that delicious local cuisine, all at the same time!
All around Favignana there is beauty in abundance, and this extends out into the rest of the archipelago, which is why a one day trip to Marettimo and Levanzo, the other two islands in the chain, is one of the most popular excursions on offer. Why visit one island when you can visit three?!
Boat trips are right up there on the popularity list, and this being an island, it’s not hard to see why. Head down to the harbour and haggle yourself a boat trip price, before checking out the coastline from a different viewpoint. If you’re experienced then you can charter your own boat, however a more relaxed way of going about things is to join an organised tour. Many of these trips also include scuba diving and snorkelling time, but we’ll come onto that a little later.
Keeping with the active vibe, hiring a bicycle and exploring the island on two wheels is a fantastic way to see the more off the beaten track parts of Favignana. The island itself is quite flat, and there isn’t a whole lot of traffic to get in your way, so simply find a map and head off on your own little adventure, either around the dramatic and stunning coastline, or into the interior of the island with quarries and lush vegetation.
Under the sea …
We touched on it a little earlier, and there’s no denying that what lies beneath the surface is just as stunning as what lies on it. Marine caves, coral gardens, colourful marine-life, shoals of fish, sea bream, octopus – you name it, you’ll find it. Grotta Azzura is a very famous marine cave, perfect for an underwater exploration, whilst more accomplished divers might like to check out La Secca del Toro, with its challenging and deeper waters.
In 1991 the Egadi Islands were declared a protected marine area, and this is the largest reserve in Europe, which should tell you all you need to know.
Exploration is certainly the order of the day …