Destinations / Italy / Sicily / Giardini Naxos
Stylish as only an Italian or Sicilian resort can be, Giardini Naxos is a pretty seaside town, located south of Taormina and lying approx. 45 minutes drive north of Catania. Situated on the east coast of the island, Giardini Naxos is as popular with local holidaymakers as international visitors, lending a distinctly cosmopolitan air. Sicily holidays can be quite trendy!
Plenty of delicious trattorias, cafes, ice cream parlours and international restaurants line the busy streets and quality hotels accommodate the many visitors. There are lots of tourist shops where pretty local arts and crafts persuade holidaymakers to part with their cash. Specialities of the area include hand painted ceramics, puppets and sweet marzipan fashioned into fruit and vegetable shapes (martorana). These tasty treats should be compulsive eating during every holiday to Sicily!
The town can boast a very historical background, but today it is a bustling tourist resort. The sandy beach has a decent range of waterports on offer and is a well known centre for diving and snorkelling as the waters are crystal clear and rich in marine life. Take a little excursion on a glass bottomed boat to enjoy the experience of an underwater paradise - a unique glimpse of nature.
Discover the charms of nearby Taormina with its richly historical past or drive to the pleasant resort of Letojanni where ClickandGo.com has an array of properties on offer. There are no flights to Giardini Naxos, but direct flights from Dublin to Catania ensure holidays to Sicily and Giardini Naxos itself remain possible.