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Lampedusa
Travel Guide

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On a small island off the coast of Sicily, experience the essence of the Mediterranean, surrounded by white beaches and startlingly clear water.

Technically, the island of Lampedusa is closer to Tunisia than it is to the Italian mainland. Located about 125 miles (200 kilometers) off Sicily’s southern coast, the tiny island, part of the Isole Pelagie archipelago, has been a meeting ground for the Mediterranean’s many cultures for thousands of years. Taste the fish couscous, a specialty, for a sense of the mixture of ethnicities creating Lampedusa’s unique culture.

Most people start Lampedusan vacations on the beaches, so head to the water. Lie out on the sand of Rabbit Beach, the island’s most famous stretch of sand, surrounded on all sides by white cliffs. Rent a boat and row or motor to the Isola dei Conigli, known for its loggerhead turtles. Escape the crowds for Cala Greca, a tiny beach with brilliant white sand, or the secret Cala Galera.

Scooter along to the northern coasts, where North Shore Cliffs present an entirely different perspective on the sea. Walk up Monte Rosso, one of Lampedusa’s three peaks, to see the farming in its vast crater. Before the sun sets, try diving into the clear water in search of the Madonna del Mare, which teems with sea life. Toast life in the gathering twilight in Lampedusa Town.

Lampedusa is served by connections to Sicily and the Italian mainland. The island is a 1-hour flight from Palermo or Catania. There is also a ferry service, which takes just over 8 hours from Sicily. In September, hydrofoils take 4 hours. The island’s small size makes it extremely easy to visit on foot, but many visitors rent scooters or mopeds. Hourly shuttles connect Lampedusa Town and Rabbit Beach. Lampedusa has become increasingly frequented by migrants trying to make their way to Europe.

From Lampedusa, charter a boat to nearby islands, including the Isola dei Conigli or Linosa. Lampione, which has only a lighthouse, has some of Europe’s best diving.

Oasis Hotel Residence & Resort
Oasis Hotel Residence & Resort
Via Grecale, Lampedusa, AG
The price is NT$2,345 per night from May 2 to May 3
Situated near the beach, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Creta Cove, Cala Pisana, and Parish of St. Gerland Lampedusa. Calandra Cove and Cape Grecale ...
4.1/5Very Good! (14 reviews)
"personale disponibile e accogliente, colazione ottima ma solo dolce. una sezione salata sarebbe stata apprezzata"

Reviewed on 2020/10/29

Oasis Hotel Residence & Resort
Il Villaggio del Mago
Il Villaggio del Mago
Cala Creta, Lampedusa, Agrigento
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Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Creta Cove, Cala Pisana, and Parish of St. Gerland Lampedusa. Calandra Cove and Cape Grecale ...
4.1/5Very Good! (38 reviews)
"Great room and super cute. Location map is not accurate. So call them ask for pick up from airport. They will do for free and also drop off. After check In ask them where you can rent scooter or jeep."

Reviewed on 2017/6/26

Il Villaggio del Mago
Cala Palme
Cala Palme
VIA LUNGOMARE LUIGI RIZZO snc, Lampedusa
The price is NT$2,444 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Located in the heart of Lampedusa, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Parish of St. Gerland Lampedusa and Fisherman Statue. Maluk Cove and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)
"Location molto centrale, buon servizio di accoglienza, personale qualificato. Da rivedere: il costo del servizio pulizia delle camere, mai accaduto in nessun'altre struttura ricettiva di avere pagato 20 EUR a persona al check out (scandaloso per un appartamento di 40m2)."

Reviewed on 2020/8/9

Cala Palme
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cala Palme
Cala Palme
VIA LUNGOMARE LUIGI RIZZO snc, Lampedusa
The price is NT$2,444 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Located in the heart of Lampedusa, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Parish of St. Gerland Lampedusa and Fisherman Statue. Maluk Cove and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)
"Location molto centrale, buon servizio di accoglienza, personale qualificato. Da rivedere: il costo del servizio pulizia delle camere, mai accaduto in nessun'altre struttura ricettiva di avere pagato 20 EUR a persona al check out (scandaloso per un appartamento di 40m2)."

Reviewed on 2020/8/9

Cala Palme
Albergo I Dammusi Di Borgo Cala Creta
Albergo I Dammusi Di Borgo Cala Creta
3 out of 5
Contrada Cala Creta, Lampedusa, AG
The price is NT$9,135 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Situated in a state park, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Creta Cove, Calandra Cove, and Cala Pisana. Guitgia Cove and Maluk Cove are also within 3 mi ...
4.3/5Excellent! (17 reviews)
People are the highlights!
"It is not something luxury nor fancy hotel but more an authentic accommodation (and hey it’s Lampedusa, a cute island with everything simple but beautiful!) The staff definitely made big difference in the entire experience - they are warm welcoming, friendly, kind, helpful, and just like a host than ..."

Reviewed on 2019/7/2

Albergo I Dammusi Di Borgo Cala Creta
Il Veliero Blu
Il Veliero Blu
Strada di Ponente, Lampedusa, AG
Situated in Lampedusa, this beach apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Shrine of Our Lady of Lampedusa and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Rabbit Beach. Cala Croce ...
4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)
"Accoglienza e ospitalità molto positive. Struttura pulita e rifornita di tutto il necessario. Molto comoda la possibilità di prenotare attraverso la struttuta il noleggio del mezzo di trasporto."

Reviewed on 2019/8/4

Il Veliero Blu
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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