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Levanzo

Levanzo, the smallest of the charming Egadi Islands, provides a perfect retreat for those seeking tranquility and peace. Its breathtaking landscapes, with crystal-clear waters lapping at its beaches and towering cliffs, captivate and enchant visitors. The village, centered around Cala Dogana with its picturesque harbor, exudes an authentic and relaxing atmosphere. If you dream of a timeless island where you can escape the daily hustle and rediscover serenity, Levanzo is the ideal destination to explore.

Levanzo: Secrets and Fascinating Facts about the Smallest Egadi Island

Known in the Middle Ages as “Phorbantia,” likely due to its abundant grass, this gem of the Egadi archipelago is famous for its authentic and relaxed atmosphere, perfect for those who love tranquility and unspoiled nature. Despite its small size of about 5 square kilometers, it boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage to explore, including the Saracen tower, which stands as an ancient watchtower on the island. The seabeds, part of the Egadi Islands’ protected marine area, the largest in Europe, offer an irresistible attraction for lovers of natural beauty and snorkeling.

What to See in Levanzo: Unmissable Wonders

Visiting Levanzo means immersing yourself in the authentic beauty of an island. Discover its must-see attractions like the Genovese Cave, where you can admire Paleolithic cave paintings, or the majestic Saracen Tower, offering breathtaking views of the island and the sea. Enjoy relaxation and a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of Cala Minnola and Cala Tramontana. Snorkel at Cala Fredda to explore the rich marine life, and marvel at the Faraglione, a towering rock formation rising from waters so clear they seem to invite you to dive in. Or two. Or three… End your visit with a stroll through the picturesque village of Levanzo, where you’ll be welcomed by the sublime flavors of local products.

What to Do in Levanzo: Must-Do Activities

During Your Stay Levanzo is an island full of surprises with a wealth of unique attractions. Don’t miss:

  • The Picturesque Village: Immerse yourself in the island’s authentic atmosphere and savor local seafood specialties while enjoying stunning views of the island’s small harbor.
  • Genovese Cave: Marvel at fascinating Paleolithic cave paintings—including 29 animals and human figures—reached via a relaxing walk along scenic trails.
  • The Majestic Saracen Tower: Overlooking Cala Minnola, this tower offers breathtaking views of the sea.
  • Boat Tours: Discover the island’s most beautiful coves. Cala Minnola is perfect for extraordinary relaxation in nature. Cala Fredda is a favorite among snorkeling enthusiasts for its crystal-clear waters. Cala Tramontana, one of Levanzo’s largest and most enchanting beaches, is surrounded by cliffs and lush vegetation.
  • The Faraglione of Levanzo: This imposing rock formation rising from clear waters offers an unforgettable natural spectacle.

Exploring the Coves of Levanzo: Oases of Peace and Natural Beauty

Levanzo, the small gem of the Egadi Islands, is renowned for its enchanting coves, each with its own unique charm, such as:

  • Cala Fredda: Easily accessible on foot in about 10 minutes heading east, it features a small pebble and rock beach, offering Caribbean-colored waters in a sheltered area.
  • Cala Minnola: The most accessible, requiring a pleasant 20-minute walk east along a comfortable path that turns into a trail through an adjacent shady pine forest. Here, besides the emerald green sea and sandy beaches mixed with seagrass, you can admire the seabed teeming with marine life, making it a must-visit for snorkeling enthusiasts.
  • Cala Faraglione: Named after the sea stack located in front of the small pebble beach, it can be reached with a short walk of about 1 km. It is known for its blue waters, diverse underwater landscapes, and colorful fish, with breathtaking views of Favignana and spectacular sunsets.
  • Cala Tramontana: It is advisable to arrive by boat to fully appreciate the vastness of the bay and its wild beauty. It resembles a large amphitheater with high, steep cliffs on the sides and a wide limestone slide in the center that extends underwater. The rocky seabed allows a significant amount of fish to hide and live peacefully, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling.
  • Cala Calcara: Wild and fascinating, it is located on the eastern side and is preferably reached by boat, where the rocky environment is perfect for diving enthusiasts.
  • Cala Dogana: Nestled between the white houses of Levanzo, it offers a small beach in front of the pier, ideal for sunbathing and enjoying the view.

How to Get to Levanzo: Routes and Practical Tips:

In the enchanting Island of Levanzo, a precious gem of the Egadi archipelago, the best way to get around is on foot, given the limited roads and the ideal atmosphere for a relaxing stay. The island’s hidden wonders are mainly discovered by sea. For a scenic and captivating experience, book a boat tour with Egadi Escursioni, where you can choose from various tours to suit your needs. Get ready to explore the island’s beauties from a different perspective.

Here are the tours that include the visit of Levanzo!

departure from Trapani

– tours with panoramic view –

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The Classic one:

Mini cruise Favignana and Levanzo

price from 40,00€

Choose this tour for the quality/price ratio, the comfort and, the typical lunch included. You will have the best in just one day!
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The Free one:

Egadi Shuttle Tour

price from 30,00€

Choose this tour for the total autonomy, longer duration of the stops on the Islands, and maximum personalization of the experience.
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The Suggestive one:

Marettimo Sea Caves

price from 55,00€

It will be your favorite for the entrance to the sea caves, the evocative landscape, the stops for swimming and snorkeling.
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The Dynamic one:

Diablo Tour by inflatable boat

price from 70,00€

This “dynamic” tour will be your favorite: only 8/10 people on board, long and relaxing stops for swimming and snorkeling, and an informal setting.
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The Pampered one:

Favignana and Levanzo by yacht

price from 55,00€

Pamper yourself with an exclusive tour: only 30 people on board, long and relaxing stops for swimming and snorkeling, and typical tasting on board.
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departure from Favignana

Favignana and Levanzo boat tour:

departure from Favignana

price from 40,00€

Choose this tour from Favignana for the quality/price ratio, the comfort and, the typical lunch included. You will have the best in just one day!
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Rent the Diablo experience!

No compromise! You choose who to travel with, where to go, and at what time to leave! Rent the Diablo inflatable boat exclusively for a diabolically unique experience! Skipper included.

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