Picturesque Capri is famed for its mix of history, nature, culture and mythology. For more than 2,000 years this small Mediterranean island has been a favorite vacation spot of the rich and powerful.

Roman emperors built their vacation homes here and 19th-century writers, artists and aristocrats included the stop on their grand tour of Europe. In the 1950s, movie stars began mooring their yachts in the harbors. Today, the island is still a popular playground of the international jet set and is the epitome of Italian chic. Experience the staggering vistas, secluded coves, Roman ruins, deep blue water and fashionable boutiques.

Visit the Blue Grotto, a fabled sea cavern of luminous water and one of the sights that’s on most Capri travel itineraries. Reach the cave by boat from Porto Marina Grande. The short trip takes you part way around the island. Use the journey as an opportunity to observe Capri’s limestone cliffs and caves from the sea. If you are excited by natural landscapes make a visit to Mount Solaro, the island’s tallest peak.

Capri enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters, making sunbathing a popular choice with locals and visitors. Let the beaches of Marina Piccola seduce you with their views of the Faraglioni Rocks, Capri’s giant sea stacks. According to Greek mythology the marina is the place where the Sirens lured sailors to their deaths.

Stay overnight on Capri to dine in a seafood restaurant, enjoy a drink in a hotel bar and dance until the early morning in one of the nightclubs.

Capri is a small island, just 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) long and 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) wide. The best way to get around is by bus. There are regular services between the towns of Capri and Anacapri, and Porto Marina Grande and Marina Piccola. There is no car rental service on the island.

Capri is approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Naples. Catch a ferry or hydrofoil from Naples or Sorrento.

Known for

Café, Boating and Hiking

Top Hotels in Capri Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel
Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Prov. Marina Grande, 284, Capri, NA
CA $130
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.3/5Excellent! (625 reviews)

"People location people great staff will return anytime"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2019

Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel
Hotel Weber Ambassador
Hotel Weber Ambassador
4 out of 5
Via Marina Piccola 118, Capri, NA
CA $113
per night
Oct 30 - Oct 31
4.2/5Very Good! (885 reviews)

"We had a fabulous time in this beautiful location. What a view to wake uo to. The food is great too including the breakfast !! The choice was amazing 😁"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2019

Hotel Weber Ambassador
Caesar Augustus, Relais & Chateaux Hotel
Caesar Augustus, Relais & Chateaux Hotel
5 out of 5
Via G Orlandi 4, Anacapri, NA
CA $501
per night
Oct 17 - Oct 18
4.8/5Exceptional! (325 reviews)

"Best place to stay in anacapri and capri. Excellent food and great experience."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2019

Caesar Augustus, Relais & Chateaux Hotel

Popular things to do in Capri Island

Blue Grotto
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Blue Grotto

4.5/5(15 reviews)

One of Capri’s most celebrated attractions is a sea cave of luminous blue light used as a place of worship during Roman times.

Villa San Michele
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Villa San Michele

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Learn about the Swedish doctor and writer who turned the site of an ancient Roman villa into his expansive home with terraced gardens and archeological relics from the past 3,000 years.  

Marina Grande
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Marina Grande

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Capri’s principle harbor in the north of the island is a picturesque seaside resort with ancient ruins to explore.

Top activities in Capri Island

Capri Island Full-Day Tour
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Capri Island Full-Day Tour

CA $190

Explore the enchanting island of Capri on this full-day tour from Naples. See Roman ruins and designer boutiques as you stroll through the town's narrow streets. A delicious lunch at a local restaurant completes your unique experience.

Classic Capri Tour by Boat with Light Lunch from Sorrento
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Classic Capri Tour by Boat with Light Lunch from Sorrento

CA $124

Board a boat and take a cruise around Capri, seeing the stunning cliffs and vibrant grottoes glowing in a rainbow of hues. Visit the island's most famous landmarks, enjoy free time exploring the town's winding streets, and get the chance to snorkel in the Mediterranean.

Sorrento Coast & Capri Tour by Boat from Sorrento or Naples
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Sorrento Coast & Capri Tour by Boat from Sorrento or Naples

CA $153

Discover the beauty of the Sorrento coast and the island of Capri during this day trip. Admire the fascinating sea caves around the edge of the island, colorful harbors, light sand, and the fascinating Faraglioni rocks.

Capri & Anacapri Tour from Sorrento
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Capri & Anacapri Tour from Sorrento

CA $116

No stay in Sorrento is complete without a trip to the island of Capri. Enjoy the opportunity to visit a beautiful villa, explore Capri’s main square, take in stunning views, and learn about the island’s history from your guide.

Capri Island with Blue Grotto from Naples
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Capri Island with Blue Grotto from Naples

CA $193

Spend an unforgettable day getting a panoramic view of Capri, reaching the island with no stress. Our tour includes Blue Grotto’ s visit! If you love the sun, the sea, the nature and the lifestyle, let us show you one of the world’s most beautiful islands: Capri.

Capri and Anacapri Experience - Guided Tour from Capri
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Capri and Anacapri Experience - Guided Tour from Capri

CA $88

Who arrives on Capri cannot miss the opportunity to discover its wonders! Live the island by sea on a tour on boat and enjoy a guided tour of Capri and Anacapri, walking through the alleys, small shops, cultural sites and scenic overlooks of the island The tour begins at 10.