The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is a great place to relax on the beach! I have been traveling with a friend for about a week and one of the places that we decided to go was Amalfi because it is known for being relaxing. The Amalfi Coast is made up of other municipalities and the one that we stayed in was called Atrani. It’s a small town that is only a short walk from Amalfi.

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Amalfi is a little town located in the region of Salerno. It is known for it’s coastal scenery and it’s surrounded by cliffs. The only way you should travel in the Amalfi Coast is by boat because not only is it easier, but it’s a lot of fun! If you choose to travel by car be careful of the narrow and winding roads. When you travel to Amalfi be ready to climb stairs! When trying to find our Airbnb, a guy told us that the more steps we climbed the better the views would be. He was right! We walked about 200 steps every day to get to the apartment, and the views were breathtaking.

There isn’t much to do in Amalfi except relax on the beach. This isn’t a bad thing, but if you’re the kind of person who likes to stay busy by doing activities, then you should go to Venice because there are so many things you can do in there!

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On my way to the beach!

We were only in Amalfi for 3 days and while we were there my friend and I went on a kayak tour with Amalfi Kayak. The tour lasted 4 hours and we kayaked 6 miles! We had a lot of fun exploring the Amalfi Coast with Amalfi Kayak because it allowed us to see parts of the coast that we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. Amalfi Kayak offers different packages depending on how skilled you are at kayaking. My friend and I only did a half day tour, but Amalfi Kayak also offers full day kayaking. I would recommend Amalfi Kayak to those looking for a fun activity because our instructor, Antonio, was hilarious and helped guide us safely to each location. When we would get to a certain place during the tour, Antonio would tell us some of the history and fun facts about that place. He also said that the busiest time in Amalfi is during the months of May-September because the weather is nice and it brings in tourists. He even said that most natives will leave Amalfi after September because it turns into a ghost town. Antonio had an assistant named Salvatore who traveled with us. Salvatore led the group to each location and gave us snacks during our break.

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The sunset from our Airbnb in Atrani

 

*All photos taken by Le Petit Traveler

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