Hiking the Phoenician Steps is a major tourist attraction that connects Anacapri to the Marina Grande. It involves taking 921 stone steps down the side of the mountain with beautiful vistas of Capri.
We were not able to do this on our last visit as we visited Capri from a cruise ship tour. What a mistake but that is another story. It was on our list of things to do for this trip. We love to hike, and Anacapri was the perfect place to begin our walk on the Phoenician Steps as the trail would be going downhill. We decided to eat lunch before starting our adventure.
We made our way over to the center of Anacapri. On a previous visit to Anacapri, we did not see the town center. We only took the chair lift up the mountain and then got back on our bus. We did not realize how much we missed of the island until we stayed for a few days. The tour was very $$$$ and we could have done better on our own, but most people try to scare you into taking a tour. Do Not Listen To Them. This is an easy island to DIY.
We walked by this beautiful church, Chiesa San Michele.
We found Il Saraceno Di Cafier along a path off of the main shopping street. The tables are set up on an outdoor terrace. It was the perfect setting to have a bottle of wine and some pasta.
After lunch, we made our way towards the Phoenician Trail. We passed plenty of these beautiful benches. In the evening these benches are filled with locals who sit with family and friends to discuss their day.
There are plenty of shops to browse as you make your way to the trail.
Arriving at the start of the trail, we were ready to tackle the 900+ steps. Before the road was built these steps were the only way to get to Anacapri. Taking the staircase from Anacapri down to Marina Grande will provide you with some of the best view of marina and the bay of Naples. We only passed a handful of people during our walk.
The trail goes through a tunnel under the road, but we crossed the road to take some pictures of the view. It is a rather steep drop along the road. You get a better understanding why we wanted to get out of the taxi when the driver drove us to Anacapri.
Hiking Phoenician Steps