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Stenopus Greco overlooking the picturesque harbor of Porticello in a peaceful and suggestive position. Completely renewed, it ensures every comfort..
Stenopus Greco is composed of 8 rooms or mini-apartments: all are very spacious, coloured, provided with ethnic furniture and every comfort. Some of them have names of the women of the family (Annamaria, Iolanda, Rosina, Giuseppina, Venera); the others have names of some colours (the Red one, the Green one and the Blue one).
Each room is provided with a big double bed and an orthopedic double sofa bed, which is very comfortable, so it can accommodate up to 4 people. Every of them has: bathroom with shower, fireless hair dryer and courtesy service, a minibar, an equipped kitchenette, air conditioning and heating systems. We thought to disabled people too, providing the room “Jolanda” with the necessary equipment. Sheets are changed every four days, towels every two days. Free Internet wi-fi is available in all the hotel.
THE BEACH AND THE SEA
The free beach "'a ciddara" for those who love sand is a 5-minute drive away, while for those who prefer pebbles,at 5-minute drive away, there is' another wonderful natural bay near Zafferano's Cape. For those who love water sports there is the BLUE ABYSS DIVING CLUB (aggreed upon) where, in addition to diving, you can enjoy water sports such as water skiing and snorkeling (even for children as young as 12 years old) , with PADI and ESA to achieve the license. The ABUSS BLUE DIVING CLUB is organized with umbrellas, deckchairs, changing rooms, a bar, in a beautiful setting by the sea in 5 minutes by car.
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The History Stenopus Greco
The Stenopus Greco rises on ancient Pirriers (open-work tuff caves), a few meters away from the sea. In the past the pirriers were refuges for boats, which later were turned into houses for the local fishermen.
The Phoenicians around 900 a.C. were the first who extracted the necessary material to erect the ancient Solunto, today Solanto. Later, Romans around 250 a.C. reused the same stone to rebuilt some buildings of Solunto of Hellenistic-Roman period on Mont Catalfano, which today is a splendid archeological site, distant only 600 meters from Stenopus Greco. From here it is possible to make an unforgettable excursion, rich of natural and cultural emotions. Because of the strategic position of the citadel, the scenery is amazing.
For centuries, after Solunto's disappereance, these Pirrieres in the seaside maintained the human work stamps vivid for the posteries.
The Pirriers are the open-work tuff caves, where the regents of Solanto created the refuges for the boats.
The architectural characteristic of these refuges for boats is the great vault sustained by semi-circular arcs built exclusively with tuff fit blocks. A part of the arc, maintained integral, is still visible inside Stenopus Greco and inside the restaurants below too.
From our terrace, on the right side, it is possible to see the ancient Solunto, visible on San Cristoforo promontory together with Solanto's Castle, where today some archeological finds, such us a furnace and other things, show us the presence of Phoenician settlement. On the west side, instead, it is possible to see the Hellenistic-Roman city on Mont Catalfano, founded on IV century b.C. From the Greeks of Syracuse together with Carthaginians during the treaty of peace between the Greek colonies and the Carthaginian ones. During this period, it became the center of ship traffic, competing with Palermo and Mozia. Later, around 250 b.C. it passed under the Roman control.
SolanTo, medieval village, about 1 Km far from Stenopus Greco, is visible overlooking from Stenopus, together with his famous Castle, integral part of the panorama. The regents of Solanto used the ancient pirriers to create refuges for boats, used for tuna fishing, according to the custom left by Turkishes.
In the period in which the tuna fishing was producing increasing profits for the economy of the castle, the fishermen at the castle's service, who managed those building, thanks to the regents concession, built their houses inside the refuges. So Porticello was born, becoming a pleasant small seaside town, with the city hall in Santa Flavia, and today it possesses a stately fleet of fishing-boats of various type, suppling numerous local, regional, national and foreign fish markets with the fished of "mare nostrum".
Solanto's Castle is on the sea. Built during the reign of King Ruggero on a big cliff, in ancient times it was destined to protect the adjacent “tonnara”. In a little hall of the Castle there are some interesting coats of arms of the regents.
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This host has a Flexible Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of the trip and the first night is non-refundable, with the exception of fees.