Although part of Italy, the island of Sicily has its own distinctive, enchanting culture and charm. Its seductive beauty and idyllic positioning in the heart of the Mediterranean makes it the perfect holiday destination for those who love the lure of sun, beaches, culture, authentic fare and an abundance of amazing natural spectacles. If you’re looking for a unique summer getaway then look no further than scintillating Sicily.
Having at one time or another been ruled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans and Spanish, Sicily is a melting pot of cultures, food and history that gives it a real distinctive character unlike anywhere else. Sicilian food shows traces of all cultures that have existed on the island over the last two millennia and is just as fascinatingly diverse as it is mouthwateringly good.
The Mediterranean island packs quite the punch when it comes to epic architecture too. Culture vultures will be captivated by the history of the island, with over a dozen castles and fascinating archaeological sites to visit, including the beautifully preserved Valley of the Temples.
The island of Sicily itself consists of wide coastal plains dotted with secluded coves with white sandy and pebbled beaches, a stunning backdrop of picturesque valleys, high mountains and of course, the mighty Mount Etna. Every corner of the island brings something unique and beautiful that truly sets it apart.
Taormina provides postcard-perfect backdrops that many associate with the beauty of Italy. Golden hued buildings are tucked behind vines and blooms that spill over the tops of buildings and balconies, its ancient Greek amphitheatre makes for a must-see spectacle and the crystal clear waters make its beaches truly idyllic.
Just down the road from Taormina is the wonderful family favourite Giardini Naxos. This is a popular destination for Italians to holiday, providing a charming corner of Sicily that has grown from a sleepy fishing village to a thriving and beautiful seaside resort.
For a real slice of ‘la dolce vita’, Letojanni provides a laid back and slower paced side of Sicily. Long sandy beaches are ideal for spending the day by the shore in the Italian sunshine while a maze of quaint winding streets, dotted with great restaurants make for ideal places to lazily traverse and discover.
Hotel Kalos, Giardini Naxos
The Hotel Kalos offers elegant, peaceful and relaxing accommodation right on the sea front, in the most beautiful scenic surroundings in the Bay of Naxos.
Prices from €829 per person
Hotel Le Terrazze, Letojanni
Set on a hillside overlooking the ocean and the village of Letojanni, the Hotel Le Terrazze provides everything you could need to have a truly relaxing break with breathtaking views.
Prices from €829 per person
Hotel Olimpo, Letojanni
With a fantastic panoramic location and all the facilities you need to enjoy the perfect relaxing break in the Sicilian sunshine, the four star Hotel Olimpo is a charming choice of accommodation.
Prices from €879 per person
Hotel Arathena Rocks
Situated on the seafront and overlooking the breathtaking natural beauty of the bay formed from volcanic rock, the elegant Arathena Rocks Hotel prides itself on its warm, friendly and perfectly relaxing atmosphere.
Prices from €979 per person
Mount Etna, Syracuse & Catania Escorted Tour
Visit the mighty volcano Mount Etna, explore the ancient wonders of Syracuse and lose yourself amid the historic and cultural jewels of Catania with this classic Sicilian adventure.
✔ Half day guided excursion to Mount Etna
✔ Half day guided excursion to Catania
✔ Full day guided excursion to to Syracuse & Ortigia Island
Prices from €1089 per person
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