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Island Dino, Praia A Mare

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The larger of Calabria's two islands, Island Dino once hosted a temple dedicated to Venus. Once the scene of dramatic battles and pirate raids, the island has passed through the hands of many different political powers throughout history. The small island has only 3 km (1.8 mi) of rocky coastline, none of which is beach. However, there are plenty of other interesting sites, including a tower of Norman origin, six different marine grottos best visited by boat, and a number of walking trails with lovely views. Check in town for information about island excursions and tours. Put Island Dino on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Praia A Mare online road trip planner.
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  • I was unable to find a TripAdvisor page specific to the boat tour provided by LidoYellow Boat in Praia a Mare, so I am writing it here. The beach resort itself seemed fine. This review is for the... 
    I was unable to find a TripAdvisor page specific to the boat tour provided by LidoYellow Boat in Praia a Mare, so I am writing it here. The beach resort itself seemed fine. This review is for the...  more »
  • Stayed at a friend's villa at The Bridge near San Nicola Arcella. Went 4/3/20 due to return to the UK 11/3/20.....so long story shortened.....flights stopped 10/3/20!!! So my friend and I had a... 
    Stayed at a friend's villa at The Bridge near San Nicola Arcella. Went 4/3/20 due to return to the UK 11/3/20.....so long story shortened.....flights stopped 10/3/20!!! So my friend and I had a...  more »
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  • Such a shame it is abandoned, you used to get a boat over to a bar, swimming pool and tiny igloos many yrs ago. You can swim to it easily. Diving clubs use the island and boats go into grotto, looks beautiful from a distance only inhabitants now are the seagull's and lots of trees.
  • Amazing island!!! Visited it all by kayak in 1.5h in October was fantastic, out of the peak season, we were completely alone in the water all the time! Natural island with incredibly blue sea and amazing caves!

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