This morning, we were up and ready for the 8:35 ferry to Capri. The ride was a short 20 minutes, and even with the overcast weather in the morning, the island was very beautiful.
Capri is a hilly island with many sheer cliffs and very green trees. The water is a pure green blue. It has several celebrities with homes on it, just to get away from it all.
When we got off the ferry, the first thing on our list was a boat trip around the island. We found a man by the 'laser capri' stall, and inquired about said trip. He started running around, yelling in Italian, took 30 euro from us, ran around some more, then finally told us to follow a man. So we followed that man, and he led us to his boat. More people trickled in, and when we were about half full, we were off.
The boat trip was about an hour long, and the scenery was extremely dramatic. The sea had worn out many holes and patterns in the cliffs, and our driver was kinda insane so despite the extremely choppy seas he put the boat into and through as many of these caverns and holes as possible. It was a great experience though, and we were happy we went.
Next, we bought return bus tickets to the town anacapri, which translates to 'above capri'. In anacapri is the highest point on the island, mount solaro. So naturally, we had to go to the top. But we decided walking may take an extremely long time, so we opted for the chairlift option. The chairlift was adorable, it was a little one-seater for each person, and you felt like you were being lifted up the hill in a basket. The ride was about 15 minutes, and as the sun had finally made an appearance, the views were panoramic. Once at the top we had some lunch we had once again taken from the breakfast buffet, and enjoyed the incredible views all across the island. We took the chairlift back down afterwards, and walked around anacapri some more. We ended up at a stairway(don't we always?) and it looked like the stairs went all the way down to Capri town.
So I accepted that challenge, and we were on our way.
I didn't even count the stairs, but I should have. There were ALOT. It was all downhill, but my legs still felt like jello after. The walk was fairly long with many switchbacks due to the steepness, but the views were great. Back in Capri's harbor, we walked around a bit and checked out the very blue water. Then I saw a sign for 'Capri centro' with an arrow. I figured that couldn't be far right? What followed was a grueling 20 minutes of full on stairs all the way up to the center or Capri. Believe me, I never expected it to be so far away. But we made it, bought water and chugged it, and sat down for a bit to regain some stamina. Then we explored the beautiful town of Capri. Capri town has the usual winding streets, and there is a lot of white wash, though unlike Greece there where plenty of splashes of colour. Once we were satisfied, we opted to use the return tickets we didn't use in anacapri to bus our way back to the port. We had dinner, and caught the 6:30 ferry back to sorrento.