Where to stay around Avola?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,851 holiday lettings near Avola. From 666 villas to 512 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Avola for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Pineta del Gelsomineto Beach: 2,728 holiday lettings
  • Tonnara di Avola: 3,109 holiday lettings
  • Garibaldi Theater: 3,126 holiday lettings
  • Mother Church of San Nicolo: 3,124 holiday lettings
  • Fontane Bianche Beach: 2,631 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Avola 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 villas in Avola?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 666 villas in Avola. Our other popular types of Avola holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 512 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 452 self catering accommodations
  • Chateaus: 41 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Avola?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 433 holiday homes with pool available in Avola. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday apartment in Avola your home away from home

    HomeAway has a choice of apartments and holiday homes in Avola for you to browse. The town is right next to the Ionian Coast, with its rocky coves and gorgeous golden sandy beaches. History abounds here, with stunning baroque cities and ancient ruins very close. Avola holiday homes are contemporary buildings, laid out with family getaways in mind, offering gardens and shaded terraces, as well as spacious living areas. Sicily’s hot climate means that many Avola holiday apartments feature the comfort of air-conditioning, while outdoor barbecues are a welcome extra on those warm summer evenings.

    Things to do

    -Local history. Noto is mere minutes from Avola, and is held as one of the most beautiful towns on the island. It’s filled with splendid baroque architecture from the 1700s, earning UNESCO status, as well as the popular billing, “Garden of Stone”. There’s a host of ornate churches, a cathedral and a small collection of municipal buildings, all in the baroque style.

    -Beaches. Avola sits next to a gorgeous stretch of coastline, with long sandy beaches bookended by interesting rock formations and craggy coves. The Avola waterfront has a fine sandy beach, and there are many more to discover a short drive away. Just up from the town is Capo Negro, with a natural arch, and beyond that is the sweeping, shallow bay at Gelsomineto.

    -Cuisine. The local food is exquisite and has strong links with the sea. Lobster, anchovies, swordfish and tuna are among the main ingredients of both starters and main courses, while a regional speciality is a fish and onion soup cooked in the Syracuse style, involving squid, clams and mussels in a garlic, wine and tomato broth. Almonds are also produced in the farmland around Avola, and are mainly used as a filling in various pastries.

    -Syracuse. Syracuse is an exciting city, where ancient architecture is part of everyday life. It was vital to the ancient Greeks, and is another UNESCO site. Hellenistic buildings to visit include the Temple of Apollo and the impressive Theatre, which has 67 rows. Syracuse’s old town is also lovely, and sits on Ortygia Island, connected to the mainland by bridges.

    -Nature. Head inland and you’ll come to Sicily’s answer to the Grand Canyon. In the valley of the river Cassibile there’s a gorge that reaches depths of 250 metres within the Natural Reserve of the Cava Grande del Cassibile. It’s surrounded by fragrant pine forest and is a great place for a swim or for sunbathing on the warm rocks around the water basin.

    Weather in Avola

    Avola holiday apartments are in one of the warmest parts of Sicily, known already for its hot weather. The climate here is Mediterranean, with long summers bringing beach weather from late-April through to late-October. Mid-summer sees highs that soar above 30 degrees, and consistent rainfall is unheard of at this time of year. Spring and autumn conditions are moderate, with some warm days. Winters are mild and bring more rain than any other season, with January getting highs in the mid-teens and about eight rainy days each year.

    Travel to Avola

    Catania Fontanarossa (CTA) is around 70 kilometres north of the town of Avola. It’s a mid-sized airport with mostly seasonal connections with the UK via budget airlines. It’s a simple drive to Avola, along the A18 autostrada, which runs parallel to the coast. If you’re using public transport then there are bus services from Catania to Avola. For a quicker journey you could also take the train from Catania to Syracuse on the Messina-Siracusa line, and then catch a taxi or bus to your holiday destination.

    Activities and attractions in Avola

    Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Avola a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Archaeological Park of Neapolis (13.3 mi / 21.5 km)
    • Marabino Winery (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
    • Hypogeum of Cathedral Square (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
    • Technopark Archimedes (13.3 mi / 21.3 km)
    • Aretusa Park (13.8 mi / 22.1 km)
    • Buonivini Winery (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Avola

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Avola is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Beach Lungomare Tremoli (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
    • Pantanello Beach (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
    • Cavagrande del Cassibile Nature Reserve (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
    • Gallina Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
    • Pineta del Gelsomineto Beach (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
    • Fontane Bianche Beach (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)