Hyblaean Mountains



The Iblei, also called Hybläische Mountains are a mountain range in Sicily. It is in the south of the island in the provinces of Siracusa and Ragusa. The limestone bedrock is partially overprinted by lava flows and crossed by deep ravines. The highest point is the 986 m-high Monte Lauro southwest of the village Buccheri. In the Iblei the rivers Tellaro, Dirillo and Cassibile.

Worth seeing are the baroque town of Palazzolo Acreide with the excavations of the ancient city Akrai and the Necropolis of Pantalica. Typical buildings are the Dammusi that emerged around natural caves around. A specialty of the Iblei is the miele di carrubo, a honey that is produced from the flowers of the carob tree.

  • Mountains in Europe
  • Mountains in Sicily