The circumnavigation of the island of Dino

A kayak ride in one of the most beautiful stretch of Calabria's coastline between caves and coves sculpted by time and the sea around the only island of Calabria.
  • Travelling time: 1:30h

  • Difficulty: Medium

  • Why we love it: Explore the island by kayak is an almost mystical experience

  • Length: 6 km

  • Total Elevation Gain: 0 m

  • Way to travel: By kayak, canoe, paddle boat

  • Cost: 0

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Map to the circumnavigation of the island of Dino, Calabria

The Dino Island, along the islet of Cirella, is the only island present in the territory of Calabria. It emerges, very close to the coast, opposite to the beach of Praia a Mare.

circumnavigation of the island of Dino, Calabria

Its name comes from the temple that once stood there, maybe consecrated to Leucotea. Along its 3 km perimeter you don't find beaches, but beautiful caves, such as the Cave of the Leo, named for the shape of a rock inside.

circumnavigation of the island of Dino, Calabria

The north side of the island is a rock wall high up to 70 m, ending in the sea with a cliff. On top of the so-called Gable, it is a Norman watchtower. The south side of the island slopes gently and also welcomes the Blue Grotto, with an unique luster given to it by the light that creeps in.

circumnavigation of the island of Dino, Calabria

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