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.
How do I get to Giardini Naxos from Catania Airport?
The best option for getting to Giardini Naxos from Catania Airport is the bus, but there are also taxis and private transfers if arriving outside of the bus times.
- Bus: Leaving the arrivals hall and turning right, you'll find the Etna Transporti Interbus. It takes approx. 1hr 15mins and costs approx. €15-€18 per person return. The first bus departs the airport every 30mins from 6.45am to 7.45pm. Return buses run from 6.30am to 7.45pm.
- Taxi: Outside of the bus times, you can get a taxi, which will cost approx. €85-€100 one way.
- Private transfer: We can arrange private transfers which will cost approx. €80 one way.