Everyone is ready for the first day of exploring the island. After breakfast we will head straight for two of Pantelleria’s must-visits with our mini-buses: Lake Venus (1) and the Gadir Baths. It is in these places that you will understand the meaning of the phrase ‘Pantelleria an open-air spa’.
First stop at the Lake of Venus, the legendary place where the goddess Venus came to be reflected in her reflection every morning. It is a volcanic crater that has created a basin with a unique ecosystem. You can relax by immersing yourself in the small basins with warm water or by sprinkling your body with natural mud, which is considered an excellent treatment for the well-being of the skin.
After this relaxing stop, we continue the tour, passing by Cala Cinque Denti (2) and then reaching the marina of Gadir (3). This is a thermal resort par excellence, thanks to its pools of thermal water carved into the rock. We will continue this morning of relaxation, because it is in this small harbour that you will have the opportunity to approach, for the first time, not only the warm waters, but also the sea of Pantelleria.
After relaxing, we will have lunch in a local restaurant, where we will taste only typical recipes.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
The image you will take home with you:
The small harbour of Gadir has long been the only example of a fishing village on the island, where Pantelleria’s sailors used to sell their freshly caught fish. Cala Gadir is still very much alive and you can still see the old fishermen weaving their creels with reed or preparing their nets for fishing.