Literature abounds with tales of pirates

...there, the Saracen pirates would hide and protect...
 

...their ships obscured from view by the unique formation of the rocks. Engulfed by these hollows they would rest and ready themselves for further adventures on the high seas of the Mediterranean. At a distance, where the waves break onto the shore, an impressive network of sea-formed tunnels create a panorama of catacombs. One can almost hear them at night around the fire, eating, singing and after having consumed ale to their heart's content, planning their next raids. This, was their..."LIMERI" ( hideaway ).