Giardini Naxos

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Giardini Naxos which includes a coastal town and a beach as well as a large group of people
Ancient Greek history combined with beautiful beaches and a relaxed coastal vibe make this town on Sicily’s eastern coast a fascinating vacation destination.

Giardini Naxos is a picturesque coastal resort town with an ancient heritage and a lively promenade full of restaurants, bars and boutiques. Relax on a sandy expanse, go on a diving or snorkeling expedition and browse works of art that are more than 2,000 years old.

Up until the 1970s, Giardini Naxos was a sleepy fishing village. Today, it is a hugely popular vacation spot where the undoubted star attractions are the beaches. Rent a sunbed and umbrella then cruise through the water on a paddle boat. Venture under the waves on a snorkeling or diving trip, booked with one of the local diving schools.

Take some time away from the beach to explore the fascinating history of Giardini Naxos. The area was the site of the first Greek colony in Sicily, founded during the eighth century BC.

Learn about these ancient origins at the Naxos Archeological Museum. Examine pottery artifacts, terracotta figurines and objects excavated from sacred sites. The museum's collections also include prehistoric relics and shipwreck items. For more history, drive to the town of Taormina, about 10 minutes away. There you can tour the ruins of an ancient Greek amphitheater.

When you are back in Giardini Naxos, enjoy the Mediterranean custom of an early evening promenade. Walk along the seafront and select your pizzeria or restaurant for your evening meal. Night owls can choose from a number of clubs and cocktail lounges. You can also do a spot of late-night shopping, because many of the stores have extended hours.

A great time to be in Giardini Naxos is on August 15 for Ferragosto, an Italian public holiday. Party on the beach and go for a midnight swim while fireworks illuminate the night sky.

To get to the resort town, fly into Catania Airport and drive, catch a bus or take a taxi to cover the remaining 35 miles (56 kilometers). Once in the town, you can easily get to the beaches, bars, restaurants and historical attractions on foot. If you want to travel further afield take taxis or rent a car.

Assinos Palace Hotel
Assinos Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Consolare Valeria, 33, Giardini Naxos, Messina, 98035
The price is £75 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Giardini Naxos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Popular attractions Taormina Cable Car and ...
3.4/5 (78 reviews)
Happy to return
"Nice Hotel on the edge of Giardini Naxos - reception staff extremely helpful and the price was very good - it is in need of modernisation but overall the location and facilities suited our needs"

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Assinos Palace Hotel
UNAHOTELS Naxos Beach Sicilia
UNAHOTELS Naxos Beach Sicilia
4 out of 5
Via Recanati 26, Giardini Naxos, ME, 98035
The price is £141 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Giardini Naxos. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (211 reviews)
Relaxing qeeks stay
"The main hotel room was bright ,smart and comfortable. The viila room was too dark amongst the trees and not as recently updated."

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2022

UNAHOTELS Naxos Beach Sicilia
RG Naxos Hotel
RG Naxos Hotel
4 out of 5
Viale Jannuzzo 47, Giardini Naxos, Messina, 98035
The price is £155 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Giardini Naxos. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (490 reviews)
Great beach hotel
"Great hotel on the beach Staff are attentive Breakfast was amazing and personalized Beach is amazing"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022

RG Naxos Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence Villa Giardini
Residence Villa Giardini
3 out of 5
Via Larunchi, 14, Giardini Naxos, Messina, 98035
The price is £107 per night from 6 Sep to 7 Sep
Stay at this 3-star residence in Giardini Naxos. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (16 reviews)
Hyggelig hotell, med det beste personalet!
"Hotellet hadde en perfekt beliggenhet, bare litt ovenfor strandpromenaden i Giardini Naxos. 7 min til både butikk, minibank og restauranter. Det var ett fint basseng i haven, og med en pool-bar, som serverte veldig god pizza, samt andre småretter og drikkevarer. Vi bodde på rom 314, med nydelig balkong, ..."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019

Residence Villa Giardini
Comeinsicily - Rocce Nere
Comeinsicily - Rocce Nere
Via Pietrenere 17, Residence Les Roches Noires, Giardini Naxos, ME, 98035
Stay at this beach apartment in Giardini Naxos. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and on-site parking. Popular attractions Taormina Cable Car and Isola Bella are ...
3.5/5 Good! (4 reviews)
Titolare estremamente cortese e gentilissimo
"Purtroppo per un disguido dovuto ad un gusto, il proprietario della struttura ha dovuto cambiarci alloggio. Comunque è una persona molto cordiale e molto onesto, ci ha fatto alloggiare ai Giardini Naxos in un appartamento molto carino, un bilocale mansardato con un bel balcone panoramico sull'Etna ..."

Reviewed on 3 May 2022

Comeinsicily - Rocce Nere
Kassiopea Aparthotel
Kassiopea Aparthotel
Via Jannuzzo 31, Giardini Naxos, ME, 98035
Stay at this business-friendly apartment in Giardini Naxos. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Taormina Cable Car and Isola ...
3.7/5 Good! (16 reviews)
VERY BAD QUALITY OF HOTEL SERVICE
"My wife and I have just returned from a 5 night stay in the Kassiopea Aparthotel. Here's the information I wished I'd known. I'll start with the positive : The location is very good . Near good beach, and well sited near bus stop and in tranquil area of Giardini Naxos, though only ten minutes stroll ..."

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2012

Kassiopea Aparthotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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