Jk Place Capri

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Via Provinciale, Marina Grande 225, Capri, 80073, Italy
JK Place Capri
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  • Couples93
  • Solo100
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Forum Posts

Blue Grotto

by alicianieves

how long does it take to go from the marina to the Blue Grotto?

Re: Blue Grotto

by xymmot

I am going o the area next week and have been reading about the blue grotto. The say from the Marina, ten min by boat, by car 15 min. Check out trip advisor on this, read a lot of bad comments. you decide, cheers Tommy x

Re: Blue Grotto

by leics

Depends how you are getting there. Capri is a pretty small island.

10 minutes by boat, 15 or so by bus, 35 or 50 walking, depending on route......

http://www.capri.net/en/s/la-grotta-azzurra

Re: Blue Grotto

by xymmot

Read the VT review in Capri guide (Diseyland vs. swimming) it is interesting if you have the time, but he called it a kinda tourist trap Cheers Tommy x

Re: Blue Grotto

by leics

Personally, I'd walk to Villa Jovis or the Arco Naturale instead. That way you get to see some of the Capri others miss, as well as two superb things, one natural and one created by humans. There are superb views over the Bay of Naples from Villa Jovis as well, and a lovely walk back along the cliffside from the Arco Naturale (turn left down the path just after you pass through the cafe area on the way back to Capri town).

I'm sure the Grotto Azzura is wonderful but as well as being 'the' tourist attraction (hence always busy, groups etc) your visit is entirely at the mercy of the sea. If the sea is not right the boats won't go, and you will have had a wasted journey (although Capri is very pretty to explore on foot anyway).

Re: Blue Grotto

by leics

It can't really be called a tourist trap because it is a natural phenomenon. But it is certainly the most popular attraction on Capri, and to which (too?) many visitors and tour groups make a beeline.

Re: Blue Grotto

by nicolaitan

as we found out the hard way, the tour groups get priority when it comes to actually entering the blue grotto. you sit in your boat and wait while other latecomers go in front of you. by boat is an excellent way to waste half a day for ten minutes of grotto.

there is bus service to the blue grotto from anacapri with a separate landside entrance and boats servicing that entrance.

however i think leics makes a most valid point. in retrospect, we would have been far better off not going at all and seeing all the other attractions on capri.

Re: Blue Grotto

by goodfish

Right. I spoke with some visitors who paid for their visit to grotto but the trip was aborted outside of the cave itself because of choppy seas. And no, you don't get your money back.

There are so many beautiful places to see on the island. If your time is short, I'd go see some of the other natural wonders that are not at the mercy of a small boat, long lines and unpredictable waves.

Re: Blue Grotto

by dirtroady

Don't pay to go by boat! I was just in Capri and it's 14€ to go there by boat. And guess what, if it's high tide you can't get into the Grotto but nobody on the boat will tell you that, they'll just take you and then say you can't get in. There's nothing to see outside the grotto: the beauty of it is seen only inside it.

Take the bus there and swim in.

Travel Tips for Capri

Capri History

by ruki

The privileged and talked-about have been coming to Capri for two thousand years. The Emperor Augustus took a fancy to it, and swapped it for his island of Ischia, and his successor Tiberius made it his home when Rome became too hot to hold him. By all accounts he had a good time on Capri; if his Roman biographers are to be believed, he got up to all sorts of scandalous behaviour on the beautiful island. You can still visit the ruins of his villas, and appreciate the spell that charmed the Emperors.

Later, and presumably better-behaved inhabitants were the monks who built the Certosa in an attempt to defend the island from invading Saracens. The Romantics and Grand Tourists later admired the island's rocky natural beauty, while the French occupied Anacapri and fought the English here during the Napoleonic wars.

In 1826 the Grotta Azzurra was 'discovered' by a German tourist, the poet August Kopisch, and gradually the island became established as a desirable holiday haunt for artists, writers, royalty and celebrities, a status it still holds today. The port at Marina Grande was built in the twentieth century and enabled visitor numbers to rise as tourism became the island's chief industry.

Marina Grande

by iandsmith

It's not grand in that it would take an ocean liner but it's certainly grand when it comes to numbers. There's hardly a time when there's not some craft coming or going and there's no telling what size or shape it might be. There's precious few places where you can manouvre a boat around the island so the importance of Marina Grande cannot be underestimated.
When you first alight you will be among others. The tourist numbers coming and going are serious. The number of daytrippers probably almost equals the number of residents so the funicular and the buses (my preferred transport) are constantly on the go.

The ferry from Naples to Capri

by funnyl

Capri is sooooooo beautiful, everyone who goes to Italy must go there. Naples is a 2 hour train journey from Rome and then from the station we took Tram #1 to the port, and saw the beautiful boats for Capri, Ischia, Sardinia. We took a Caremar ferry which was around 10 Euros for a round trip per person. The ferry ride was awesome with the shady mountains/hills of Capri and Ischia in the distance.

Mount Solaro

by solopes

Mount Solaro is the highest point of the island, and obviously the widest sightseeing point.

The transport up and down by the funicular is interesting, however, unfortunately, you are always facing some of the most discreet areas of the island. But the summit compensates you.

The thousand words - Photos of Faraglioni

by iandsmith

Of course, with the Faraglioni, what they don't tell you is how many different angles there are to shoot this famous attraction.
Some of the key places are Via Matromania (pic 3), Garden of Augustus (pic 2), Punta Cannone, Via Krupp (pic 5), Piccola Marina (pic 4) and Monte Solare.
For Via Matromania see my tip on that walk and the same for Via Krupp (both recommended).
Punta Cannone (Cannon Point) isn't that easy to find. The signposting from Capri (the town) is minimal but eventually you'll get there and, along with Monte Solare, it offers the best views looking down onto the Faraglioni.
For an excellent view and a nice garden and a lovely rest spot you should head to the Garden of Augustus where you will join many other tourists doing the same thing, but don't let that put you off.

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Address: Via Provinciale, Marina Grande 225, Capri, 80073, Italy