Located on the northern coast of the island of Sicily is the former fishing town of Castellammare del Golfo. A Castellammare del Golfo holiday offers visitors the chance to relax in the sunshine, visit some of the attractions on the island or undertake a range of energetic activities. A Castellammare del Golfo holiday rental villa is the perfect base from which to set out and explore this fascinating island.
A Castellammare del Golfo holiday allows visitors to indulge in a vast amount of activities. The town has very close connections with fishing, the sea and all things watery! This means that visitors can indulge in a spot of swimming, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and scuba diving to name but a few. There are several clean, beautiful beaches in the town allowing for some relaxing sunbathing or beach based activities. Other pursuits available in the town and the surrounding area include cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, tennis and walking. Visitors on a Castellammare holiday can also enjoy exploring the fortress in the town, after which the town and the nearby stretch of sea was named.
If you feel the need to leave your luxurious Castellammare holiday rental villa for a while, then there are plenty of places worth visiting in the surrounding area. Approximately 30 minutes journey south of Castellammare del Golfo is the town of Calatafimi. This ancient town was settled by the Arabs and visitors will enjoy perusing around Calatafimi Castle and the renowned Chiesa Madre, one of the oldest churches to be found on Sicily. The building was constructed in the 15th century and has a very interesting marble altar.
Travellers on a Castellammare del Golfo holiday can expect to experience a typical Mediterranean climate. This means that there are hot summers and very mild winters. The hottest months of the year tends to run between June and September. Visitors can expect daytime temperatures of around 28°C at this time of year. The colder months of the year are January and February when the daytime temperature drops to around 15°C. The rainfall is very minimal with each month of the year receiving on average of less than half an inch of rain.
Travel to Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily Travellers departing on a Castellammare del Golfo holiday will likely land at Palermo Airport (PMO) which is approximately half an hour's drive from the town. Airlines such as KLM, easyJet, Alitalia and Air Berlin have regular, affordable flights to the area. Passengers can depart from several UK airports including Aberdeen (ABZ), London Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR), Belfast (BFS) and Newcastle(NCL).