The Mediterranean island of Lampedusa belongs to Italy and is the largest of the Pelagie Islands, situated 205 km from Sicily and 113 km from Tunisia. It consists of a flat limestone platform which culminates, at the northern end, in a series of dramatic cliffs. The island is surrounded by a spectacular seascape, making it a paradise for snorkelers and divers.
The only city on Lampedusa, develops around the main Roma street, where there are a cluster of shops and cafés with outdoor tables, and live music or entertainment in Summer. Most other attractions are found along the coastline, including secluded bays and grottos, the Caretta-Caretta turtles and the Capo Grecale lighthouse.
Things to See & Do
* Albero del Sole (The Sun Tree)
* Bay of the Isola dei Conigli
* Caretta-Caretta turtles
* Capo Grecale lighthouse
* Grotta del Teschio (the Skull Grotto)
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - Italian
Land Area - 25.4 km²
Population - 6,100
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - 39
Port Location - The port is located at the city of Lampedusa.
Travel Links -The simplest way to reach Lampedusa is by plane, it being well-served by connections from Palermo and, in the summer months, by directs flights from Milan, Bergamo, Rome, Venice and Verona. A ferry service is also available from Agrigento. Since this arrives late at night, tourists may encounter problems unless they have or hire a vehicle.