Mothia and the Young Charioteer. A must!
You will be taken to one of the most beautiful sites in Sicily, Mothia. An islet just off the coast destroyed by the Greek Sikeliot Tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysus the Elder in 397 BC and never rebuilt or inhabited. Archaeological excavations started thanks to Joseph Whitaker a British trader who also invested in the local Marsala wine exporting it to the whole world. The site has a beautiful museum which houses the famous Young Charioteer.
Pick you up at your hotel or B&B and drive to Mothia, it's about an hour and a half drive. We will then take a small boat which will take us at the island and once there will walk around the island seeing the archaeological ruins of the punic town. A small museum houses The Young Charioteer, a superb marble statue, a masterpiece of Greek art. The visit will take from two to three hours.
We'll have lunch at a local restaurant or bar and then drive back to Palermo.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at local hotel or B&B.
End location: Back at your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
Mercedes van air conditioned.
Guiding service throughout the day.
Transport with driver.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Boat to Mothia and admission fee to Mothia.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.