A paradise for hikers, people come to this tiny town to explore the Calanques by foot. The hiking trial starts in the town itself. If you intend to hike here, make sure you wear really good shoes, because the paths are uneven and despite having good shoes, you may have to often used hands for support to climb up/down. Sure,it will be a rewarding experience.
Alternatively, the best way to see calanques is through a boat ride. There are different types of trips varying with the distance, no.of calanques covered in the boat trip and price, maximum being 9 calanques in 1.5 hours costing about 25 euros.
Diving / Swimming:
Cassis is a seaside gem. When there’s clear blue sea, there’s nothing that could possibly stop a passionate scuba diver or swimmer. And if the sea is coiled up with white cliffs and set in a breathtaking natural setting, who wouldn’t want to take a plunge?
Wine-making in Cassis dates back to 600BC. The wines were of great taste which sure wine connoisseurs would appreciate. There are about 12 vineyards around Cassis’ open for visitors, although it’s advised to pre-book the visit during peak tourist months.
It’s a great place to do “my favourite activity” – just sit and relax, enjoy the views, sip a beer or lick an ice-cream and be part of slow paced lifestyle. The streets are quite, houses are colorful, beaches less crowded, lined up with plethora of cafes and restaurants and an enviable Med Climate makes Cassis a great holiday destination all through the year.
Walking upto the lighthouse or through the narrow streets is sure enjoyable. You could look through the souvenir and boutique shops and cafes while walking along the town centre. Or take a walk up the castle on top of the hill. Cassis is beautiful in every dimension.
Others activities: Mountain biking, sea regatta, fishing and kayaking.
|The lighthouse is just minutes away from the harbour.|
|A beautiful castle on clifftop overlooking Mediterranean, this is Château de Cassis. A roman fort dates back to 13th century, today this is luxurious hotel|
|Plage de la Grande Mer, one of the many beautiful beaches in Cassis. This one is quiet close to the harbour|
|View of Cassis town and mountains, as I took the Boat trip to enjoy the beauty of Calanques|
|One of the Calanques as seen from the boat|