Gorgeous Giardini Naxos
Enjoy plenty of sun, sea and sand with a holiday to Giardini Naxos. Kick back and relax on one of the sun loungers on the beach, enjoy classic Italian cuisine in the pretty town centre, or hike up Mount Etna and discover Europe’s biggest volcano. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a fun-filled beach holiday or to spend your days exploring the diverse Sicilian landscape, there’s something to keep everyone entertained.
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Giardini Naxos, Sicily
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Italian
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 3h 40m
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Things to do in Giardini Naxos
If you’re interested in soaking up some Italian culture, rent a car and explore the villages and cities that are scattered throughout the region. Taormina is a beautiful place to stop and is in sight from the Bay of Giardini Naxos. As you venture further inland you will also find tiny, charming villages that are well worth seeking out. Don’t be afraid of the locals either as they are the ones who will point you in the right direction of the best places to eat and drink.
If you’re interested in the Greek heritage that Giardini Naxos has, visiting the Archaeological Park is a must. It's highly advisable to bring an English guidebook with you though, as most of the information is in Italian but it’s well worth the trip if archaeology is your thing.
Giardini Naxos is a great place to try top notch Italian dishes. Take a seat in one of the alfresco dining spots or traditional pizzerias and tuck into pizza and pasta at its best! Mount Etna wine is also highly recommended, so make sure you grab a bottle to try!
Giardini Naxos holidays - there's something for everyone
Located on the eastern coast of Sicily, Giardini Naxos is the perfect place for those who are looking for a great mix of action and adventure. For a slice of laid-back Italian life, head to the fishing village, where you can delve into the city’s history in one of the small but intriguing museums and enjoy a classic espresso in the main square. When you want get active, head inland and discover the volcanic region around Mount Etna. Expect hideaway caves, black lava fields and unforgettable views.
When it comes to choosing where to stay, there's something for every budget in Giardini Naxos. If you’re looking to spend endless days relaxing on the sun-kissed beach, look no further than the seafront accommodation, while boutique hotels in the town centre are a great base for exploring town.
Relax and explore on a Giardini Naxos holiday
You’ll be forgiven for wanting to spend endless days on the Giardini Naxos Beach. With glorious Mediterranean sunshine, it’s the perfect place to wind down with a cocktail in your hand. The main Giardini Naxos beach you will find separated into two parts, on one half you will find a free public area, where you can pay to hire the sun loungers and parasols and on the other you will have a lido area, complete with gorgeous pools and sunbeds. There’s also the Recanati Beach that’s perfect for those who want to try their hand at some water sports.
A Giardini Naxos holiday wouldn’t be complete without exploring the natural wonders of Sicily. Spend the day discovering Mount Etna, take a scenic drive along the coast and seek out hideaway villages or enjoy trekking along the mountainous region. Whatever level of adventure you’re looking for, you’ll find something to suit in Giardini Naxos.
When night falls, heading into the centre of Giardini Naxos is where you’ll find all the entertainment. Enjoy the lively bars open until late, wine and dine in the fantastic Italian restaurants, or dance the night away in one of the open air discos. You’ll also find great bars and entertainment in the resort hotels, so laid-back nights in one of the cosy bars or a midnight walk along the beach is within easy reach.