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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Giardini Naxos, Italy your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking to find a mixture of panoramic views and historic architecture all within a coastal location will love Giardini Naxos. Located on the north east coast of Sicily, this picturesque resort offers a fantastic holiday for families and couples. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, B&Bs and farms.

Things to do on holiday to Giardini Naxos, Italy

Giardini Naxos has two beaches; Recanati Beach and one at Lungomare, where holidaymakers can relax, sunbathe and take a dip in the sea. There are various activities for children in the resort including a mini funfair with trampolines and mini-golf. There are also lots of video-game arcades on the promenade. There are two tennis clubs here with courts for hire, whilst on the water visitors can try the hydro-slide, para-gliding, windsurfing, water scooters, water-skiing and scuba diving.

The Naxos seafront promenade is pedestrianised from 2pm to 2am in high season and is lined with shops, bars and restaurants. The old town also features boutiques, shoe shops, souvenir bazaars, perfume, gift shops and a small supermarket. There is a weekly local market where visitors can buy clothes, bags, shoes, fruit and vegetables. The resort has many open-air bars and late night discos for the young at heart self catering holidaymaker.

Places to visit on holiday to Giardini Naxos, Italy

A trip to Mount Etna is highly recommended with numerous coach tours operating here and jeeps taking visitors to the sulphuric peak. Alcantara gorge was formed as a result of an Etna eruption and visitors will see the impressive layers of basalt rock by climbing down the gorge.

Giardni Naxos was the first part of the island reached by the Greeks and there are many archaeological finds in the area as well as a museum on the harbour. Daily excursions can be taken to the historic town of Syracuse, which has largest Greek theatre and archaeological park, Ortigia cathedral as well as Papyrus fountain and institute.

Weather in Giardini Naxos, Italy

The warmest and driest time of the year to visit Giardini Naxos is generally July and August when the average high temperature is approximately 26 to 27 degrees centigrade. June and September are also warm months but September is much more susceptible to wet weather. October and November are the wettest months with an average of 95 to 98mm of rain per month.

Travel to Giardini Naxos, Italy

The nearest airport is Filippo Eredia in Catania, which is approximately 58 kilometres from Giardini Naxos and has flights to and from the main Italian cities as well as European destinations. Airlines flying here are Air Berlin, Air France, Air Malta, Air One, Air Panarea Helicopters, Alitalia, Alpieagles, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Eurofly, TUIfly.com, Helvetic.com, Jetairfly.com, KLM/NWA, LTU, Lufthansa, Meridiana, Myair.com, Virgin Express, Volareweb.com and Wind Jet.

The railway at Taormina-Giardini is about two kilometres from town and runs services to and from various destinations on the island including Messina and Catania. The town is also crossed by highway 114 connecting Siracusa to Messina.

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                                                                                                      My husband and I stayed in Giardini Naxos for a week in mid-October. We had a lovely time in this very central, clean and spacious apartment. The east-facing terrace with a view of the sea is absolutely beautiful. In the evening it is cool and shaded. The location is excellent, being right on the seafront of Giardini Naxos There are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops nearby. Although we had a car, it is possible to manage without one. The train station is a short stroll away and the village is well-served by buses. The owners, Cettina and her daughter, Margherita, are lovely people. They were extremely helpful, kind and friendly. We asked for a late check-out on the last day, because we had an evening flight, and they were very willing to accommodate us. We had a really lovely holiday and would definitely recommend this apartment to anybody travelling to this part of Sicily. We would love to return in the future
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                                                                                                      Very happy to have found this holiday property! Its close proximity to the sea is wonderful and we swam early each morning, beckoned by the beautiful sunrises. I bought 'swim shoes' whilst there as the beach was pebbly. We were also lulled to sleep each night by the sound of the waves (only occasionally interrupted by the sound of a train on the nearby railway line behind the property).We stayed during a very warm week in mid September (max daytime temperatures 33 degrees) but did not need to use the air-conditioning unit, as stayed comfortable with the sea breeze coming through our holiday home.The property is in a virtually traffic-free area (gated access for car owners) and although we loved Giardini Naxos, it was good to be able to escape the traffic-heavy road (at certain times of day) that wends its way along the sea front. We walked out most evenings to eat and, as vegetarians, were pleased to find good pizzerias in GN, most within reasonable walking distance.The resort of GN stretches 2 miles around the bay, so we did a lot of walking to fully explore the town. We ate at home a couple of evenings and feel that the kitchen could have benefited from having a chopping board and vegetable chopping knife, but the experience of eating out on the warm terrace in the evening with good local wine, was unforgettable, despite the lack of certain bits of kitchen kit. We booked taxis to take us to and from Catania Airport (we opted not to hire a car) but then realized that the bus to Taormina from the airport would have taken us very close to the holiday property, so would do that if we return. We used public buses a lot during our week's stay and travelled to Taormina several times - a 20 minute bus trip. We were welcomed by Concetta and her daughter (who spoke a little more English than her mother) and were able to get into the holiday home earlier than advertised on the website, due to our flight's arrival time. We had a slight problem on our first evening as could not get back into the gated area, after forgetting how we'd been instructed by Concetta to open the car accessible security gate; we tried the small gate to the side (for pedestrians) but the key/lock did not work. Concetta came out the following morning and reminded us! (My husband had to go down on to the beach and scramble up a shrubby slope to get us in on our first evening). Communications with the property owners via email (and text on the day of our arrival) were very good
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017