Where to stay around Balestrate?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,869 holiday lettings near Balestrate. From 694 apartments to 517 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Balestrate is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Balestrate?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Balestrate. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Tonnara of Scopello: 3,209 holiday lettings
  • Zingaro Beach: 3,212 holiday lettings
  • Chapel of Saint Crescentia: 3,100 holiday lettings
  • Segesta Theater: 3,119 holiday lettings
  • Casa Memoria Felicia e Peppino Impastato: 3,553 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Balestrate listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Balestrate?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 694 apartments in Balestrate. Our other popular types of Balestrate holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 517 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 494 self catering accommodations
  • Chateaus: 35 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Balestrate?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 436 holiday homes with pool available in Balestrate. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Balestrate also enquired about villas in Cefalu, villas in Campofelice di Roccella and apartments in Centro Storico (Old Rome)

    Make a holiday rental home or villa in Balestrate, Italy your home away from home

    25km southwest of Palermo, Balestrate is a small town on the north coast of Sicily, which sees a large swell in population due to the tourism that summer months bring. Visitors primarily flock to the town due to its excellent climate and the warm waters of the Gulf of Castellammare, but there are also a number of other attractions to be enjoyed. Some of the most popular accommodation in Balestrate includes beachside villas and town centre apartments.

    Things to do in Balestrate, Italy

    Balestrate is a seaside village that is developed on an old tuna-fishing ground. The sandy beaches and clear waters make for excellent swimming, sunbathing and water sports, and there are a good amount of bars, cafes and shops nearby. Although many holidaymakers visit during the summer, the town has not yet been over-run by mass tourism and a high percentage of visitors are Italian, maintaining an authentic feel to the area.

    Fresh fruit, vegetables, olives and other local produce can all be bought from the various street stalls that line the town centre, meaning you can recreate many local dishes when you get back to your self-catering accommodation. Those who want their meals cooked for them will be pleased to find a number of restaurants along the sea front, with the local seafood and Marsala wine the choice of locals and tourists alike.

    The main historic attraction within the town is the 8th Century Castle of Calatubo, a Byzantine stronghold that is positioned high up overlooking the village. Those with cultural tendencies will also be interested in paying a visit to the Catholic Church of St. Anna, which once marked the centre of town.

    Places to visit on holiday in Balestrate, Italy

    Many of the famous sites of Sicily are within easy reach of Balestrate, including the capital Palermo, which can be driven to in under an hour. There are also a number of other delightful towns and villages to be discovered along the north coast of the island, such as Castellammare del Golfo (11km), Alcamo (13km) and Partinico (19km).

    Weather in Balestrate, Italy

    Sicily draws many visitors due to its climate, and Balestrate’s coastal location means you can expect summer highs of over 30C, with several hours of sunshine every day and little rain. The weather is also extremely mild out of season, with temperatures below 10C uncommon.

    Flights to Balestrate, Italy

    Sicily has two international airports, so take care when booking. Your preference should be to fly to Palermo Airport (PMO), which lies 30km, from Balestrate, and can be reached from London Stansted (Ryanair) and London Gatwick (easyJet). The other airport, Catania (CTA), is on the opposite side of the island, and a three hour drive to your destination.

    Attractions in and around Balestrate

    First time in Balestrate and looking for places to see? Some of the area's family-friendly attractions for travellers include Bioparco di Sicilia and AcquaPark Monreale. Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can take a trip to Segesta Archaeological Site and Greek Temple of Segesta, or spend an enlightening afternoon at Ethno-Anthropological Museum Annalisa Buccellato or Maritime Museum Uzzaredru. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Alcamo Marina Beach and Castellammare del Golfo Beach, and green spaces such as Parco Avventura Bosco Alcamo - Vivilbosco and Carburangeli Cave. Also you might want to add Cathedral of Monreale, Sanctuary of Madonna del Ponte or Fontana degli Otto Cannoli to your agenda.