Ischia Insider: Your Complete Guide
Discover your Ischia
Ischia or Procida? Which Should I Choose?
Hot Springs and Spas
Discover and book tours and activities
32.000+ tours and experiences booked online. Guaranteed by Caprionline

Just booked

Sorrento and Capri Boat Tour for Under 30s
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

The only tour exclusively for young adults under 30 years old
Music, beer, the final banana boat ride, and lots of fun
Boat tour all around the island of Capri + free time on land

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 79 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(1869 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco, Piano di Sorrento, Vico Equense

Pick-up locations in Sorrento, Naples, etc.
Visit Capri on land and by sea
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat

€ 55 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours 10 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A traditional gozzo boat all to yourself!
Visit the Blue Grotto
Swim in the crystalline coves

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 190 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 250

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

Excellent
(175 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast boat tour from Rome by high speed train
Shared

Departure from Rome

A day at sea along the beautiful coastline with a small group and an experienced captain
Spend time exploring the towns of Amalfi and Positano
Enjoy a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 274 per guest

Duration 12 hours

Excellent
(1869 Reviews)
Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Boat tour + 4 free hours to visit Capri by land
See the best of Capri with a 7-hour tour
Departure from Positano

Gozzo Shared Tour

€ 100 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(115 Reviews)
Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo
Shared

Departure from Capri

Welcome glass of bubbly
Fresh fruit
Traditional lancia or gozzo

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 220 Per boat | Max 9 passengers € 310

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

Excellent
(175 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Positano

Travel between Capri and Positano in just 40 minutes
Expert skipper
Powerful and comfortable speedboat

Itama 38 and other options...

From € 500 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 1 hour

Excellent
(175 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Stop to Swim!
Shared

Departure from Capri

Traditional wooden gozzo boat
English-speaking skipper
Escape the crowds!

Motorized Boat

€ 25 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Open ticket: choose your tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
Sorrento Coast and Amalfi Coast boat tour from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Departure and return to Naples
Boat tour including stops in Positano and Amalfi
Drinks and snacks on board

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 154 per guest

Duration 12 hours

Excellent
(1869 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

A private boat tour with skipper of the Amalfi Coast
Depart from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
Stops to swim and visit Amalfi by land included

Gozzo Bella Vita and other options...

From € 350 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(115 Reviews)
Capri: Boat Tour incl. Blue Grotto
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Free time to explore Capri
Blue Grotto visit
Small-group tour

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(797 Reviews)

Ischia Insider: Your Complete Guide

Long stretches of sandy beach, vibrant green hills, natural hot springs, luxury spas, and excellent cuisine that blends seafood classics with inland specialties: Ischia is an ideal Italian destination for those who want a carefree beach holiday where relaxation and wellness are the order of the day.

Ischia is known as “The Green Island” for its lush countryside of Mediterranean flora that covers much of its area.

more
Where is Ischia?

Ischia is an island off the coast of southern Italy in the Bay of Naples, and is part of the Campania region that also includes Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Set about 40 minutes off the coast of Naples by ferry and just a few kilometers from the tiny islet of Procida, Ischia is the third most populated island in Italy and is connected to the mainland by ferry all year round. You can catch a hydrofoil to the island from Molo Beverello in Naples or a regular ferry from Calata di Massa in Naples and the town of Pozzuoli. Ferris also run to the island from Sorrento, Capri, Positano, and Amalfi in the summer.

Where should I stay on Ischia?

The island of Ischia is home to six towns: Ischia (divided into Ischia Porto and Ischia Ponte), Casamicciola, Lacco Ameno, Forio, Sant'Angelo, Serrara Fontana, and Barano. The most lively are Ischia Porto, Casamicciola Terme, and Forio with its Bay of Citara and the beaches of Maronti. Those looking for a more laid-back atmosphere can opt to stay on the slopes of Mount Epomeo (Monte Epomeo) between Barano and Serrara Fontana. Sant'Angelo is ideal for a couple who want to holiday in a romantic fishing village atmosphere. There is a wide range of restaurants in all the towns on the island, most of which feature fresh fish and seafood or traditional island dishes like the famed “coniglio all'ischitana” (Ischian rabbit).

Best Place to Stay on Ischia Island

Suggested itineraries:
What to See and Do in One Day on Ischia
Three Days on Ischia

Which are the best thermal springs and beaches?

Ischia is a volcanic island, rich in hot springs with sulfuric thermal waters gurgling up at different points across the island that have been popular since Roman times. The largest thermal spas are Poseidon, Negombo, and Castiglione. You have to purchase a ticket to enter these thermal parks and access about 30 different natural thermal baths at various temperatures. Free public hot springs are located in the Baia di Sorgeto, where you can also swim in sea water that has been warmed by hot springs that bubble up from the sea floor, and in Cartaromana. The most beautiful beaches on the island are Maronti Beach and the Bay of San Montano.

The Best Beaches on Ischia

What should I see on Ischia?

In addition to beautiful hot springs and beaches, the island of Ischia is home to a number of historic and cultural gems like the imposing Castello Aragonese, which dates from the Middle Ages. The small Pithecusae Archaeological Museum in Villa Arbusto, holds Nestor’s Cup (Coppa di Nestore), one of the oldest surviving examples of the Greek alphabet unearthed until today. You can also visit the beautiful Giardini La Mortella, the Torrione di Forio, and the Chiesa del Soccorso.

Inspiration

We can suggest the best tours and experiences to fit your group and travel style during your visit to Ischia!

Boat tours Ischia
Most popular

Excursions

Day trips, tours, and charters by boat from Ischia

Where to Eat on Ischia
Most popular

Food & Drink

Our favorite restaurants on the island

The Beaches on Ischia
Most popular

Nature

The top ten beaches on Ischia

Tours and Day Trips to Capri from Ischia
Most popular

Excursions

Want to visit the legendary island of Capri? Here's you need to know to organize a day trip to Capri from Ischia

What To See and Do in One Day on Ischia
Most popular

Itineraries

Three itineraries to visit Ischia in one day

Ischia or Capri? Our Expert Advice to Help You Choose
Most popular

Itineraries

Which island should you visit? Here are our tips.

What's your dream hotel?

Choose among our selected and reviewed accommodations on the island, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

L'Albergo della Regina Isabella
Most popular

5 stars luxury - Lacco Ameno - Ischia

Luxury, glamour & spa on Ischia

  1. Thermal wellness: the best of Ischia's spa tradition
  2. Lifestyle Regina Isabella: your tailor-made vacation
  3. Gourmet, Neapolitan and island cuisine - with a view of the sea
Excellent
(517 Reviews)
Albergo Il Monastero
Most popular

3 stars - Ischia

Nights to remember, inside Ischia's Aragon Castle!

  1. Sleep in a monk's cell, inside Ischia's Aragon Castle
  2. The delicious Southern Italian and island cuisine
  3. The view of the sea and Ischia Ponte from the terrace
Excellent
(366 Reviews)
Villa Capricorno
Most popular

Luxury Villas - Ischia

Ischia luxury at Villa Capricorno

  1. Your private thermal infinity pool
  2. Direct access to the picturesque Spiaggia degli Inglesi beach
  3. Starlit dinners with sweeping views over the Mediterranean
Apollon Club
Most popular

4 stars - Sant'Angelo d'Ischia

Four villas in the countryside of Ischia near the Bay of Maronti

Five thermal pools
Private beach
Spa and treatments

Very Good
(57 Reviews)

5 stars - Ischia

Destination spa? Destination Ischia!

  1. The world class spa facilities
  2. The mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine
  3. The crystal clear sea washing the Bay of San Montano
Excellent
(491 Reviews)
Hotel San Giorgio Terme
Most popular

4 stars - Barano d'Ischia

A beautiful beach, thermal waters and gourmet cuisine

  1. The mix of traditional Mediterranean and contemporary design
  2. Terramarique: thermal waters and wellness "Made in Ischia"
  3. The paradisiacal beach of Maronti Bay
Excellent
(731 Reviews)

Top sights

Ischia Porto
Most popular

Sights

The beating heart of Ischia

Sights

The largest town on the island

Sights

At the foot of the Castello Aragonese

Sights

Where thermal waters reign

Sights

The smallest town on Ischia

Sights

From the mountains to the sea