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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy your home away from home

Syracuse (Siracusa) is an ancient Greek town on the south eastern coast of Sicily, Italy. Syracuse, whilst having a wonderful, modern atmosphere, has amazingly strong links with its ancient origins, through mythology and the staggering range of ancient monuments that still stand, many in a seemingly impossibly good state of repair.

Things to do in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

The Ortegia region of Syracuse, Italy, lies on an island, and is the ancient centre of the town. Mythologically important for the Spring of Arethusa, Ortegia is awash with some of the most amazing monuments and ruins you can find. These Temple of Apollo is the oldest example of a Greek temple still visible, and easily rivalling those of Rome and Athens for splendour. Across the New Bridge, the Neapolis Archaeological Park in Terminite Hill is a magnificent place to start your exploration of the relics of the area, allowing you to see the tell-tale differences between the Greek and Roman remains that adorn the region. There are also a handful of medieval relics to explore from a Syracuse villa, including the imposing Maniaces Castle.

A Syracuse villa is the perfect spot to gain a cultural understanding of Sicily. The town is perfectly positioned for full explorations of Sicily, and as the second largest city, the communications networks are excellent. There are many fantastic cultural courses to take, and the Sicilian cooking courses in Syracuse are known for their quality. Tourists can also enjoy craft workshops, learning traditional puppetry, ceramic and painting skills. Wine tasting sessions are particularly popular, allowing you to find your favourite Sicilian wine before heading to one of the excellent restaurants within the town. Whilst there are a large range of ‘tourist’ restaurants, these are best avoided if you would like to experience a little culture, and there are some fantastic local restaurants to discover if you look.

Of course, those staying in a Syracuse villa with a pool will be perfectly prepared for the hot summer months, but if you don’t, the proximity of the clear waters of the Mediterranean will be a real treat. There is plenty of swimming available from Syracuse, and you can easily arrange sailing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving excursions of the highest quality during your stay in a Syracuse villa, pool or not!

There are also plenty of paths to take inland, whether on foot, bicycle or on the back of a Sicilian pony. The wood and scrubland that stretches towards the interior of the island makes for perfect walking and riding terrain, with exceptional views reaching miles over the landscape and out over the glistening waters of the Mediterranean.

Places to visit on holiday in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

A little further up the eastern coast of Sicily is the historic town of Catania, which boasts a mix of ancient architecture which almost rivals that of Syracuse. The most impressive monuments are actually a little more recent than those of Syracuse, but highly impressive none the less. Access to Mount Etna is excellent from Catania, and those wishing to visit Europe’s most active volcano will have plenty of opportunity.

Weather in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Summers in Syracuse are wonderful, and with daily temperatures climbing into the mid 30’s (°C) on most days from June until September, a Syracuse villa with a pool is an almost priceless commodity, allowing you to have a relaxing dip before breakfast, a cooling siesta or even a romantic glass of wine around your Syracuse villa pool watching the sun setting in the evening.

Cheap flights to Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

There are regular train services running to Syracuse from Catania Airport (CTA) taking just a couple of hours. Catania Airport is located just south of the city of the same name, and luckily for those of us trying to reach Sicily from the UK, British Airways, Monarch and ThomsonFly all provide direct services from British airports including Manchester (MAN) and Gatwick (LGW).

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (12 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    Farmhouse #4214112
    12
    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (9 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Villa #6475774
      9
      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (27 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Apartment #1410286
        27
        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (13 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          House #8090737
          13
          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (5 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Villa #6023858
            5
            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (16 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #1346832
              16
              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                • 7 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Separate Toilets
                • Sleeps 16
                Villa #1980650
                2
                Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (22 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6703790
                  22
                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (6 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Chateau / Country House #2535689
                    6
                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (14 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #6372010
                      14
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (13 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        House #6676839
                        13
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (2 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 11
                          Villa #6826646
                          2
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #716954vb
                            3
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (24 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #6374863
                              24
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (25 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Villa #6211487
                                25
                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (27 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #1329591
                                  27
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (38 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #6177678
                                    38
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (6 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      House #1706773
                                      6
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (18 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #1779840
                                        18
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (6 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1770659
                                          6
                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (6 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 9
                                            Villa #1893698
                                            6
                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (5 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Villa #8081546
                                              5
                                              Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Villa #6799344
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Apartment #1788087
                                                  12
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1891412
                                                    5
                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Multiple rentals Corporate Apartment #1891412
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #1452086a
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (8 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          House #6805995
                                                          8
                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Farmhouse #3470912
                                                            42
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              House #6712082
                                                              7
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6524408
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  Cottage #1645262
                                                                  13
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Villa #1980651
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals House #751558
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #6869776
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (56 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Villa #1082700
                                                                          56
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (17 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            House #1724778
                                                                            17
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Villa #6483853
                                                                              6
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #1127222
                                                                                10
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #6678144
                                                                                  8
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Apartment #6088322
                                                                                    8
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Apartment #8001763
                                                                                      6
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Apartment #6439390
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Villa #1082779
                                                                                          10
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (15 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #6641382
                                                                                            15
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                              (4 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #6776100
                                                                                              4
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Chateau / Country House #1745296
                                                                                                19
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #6003434
                                                                                                  35
                                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Villa #6692223
                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #2320284
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A great apartment in a good location.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Central location with a well equipped property. There is some building work going on around, and the apartment would benefit from an outside area to sit and have a drink after sightseeing. Overall though, Siracusa is fabulous and a wonderful place to visit. I would definitely come back
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Stylish, uber cool, well located - terrace is fab

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfect location just a short walk away from the main square. Small street that is lively during the day but quiet at night. Ideal for a couple but has two bedrooms so suit two couples as well. Slept in large bedroom on lower level right next to the bathroom which is at the back of the flat away from the street so very silent at night. Great kitchen with oven and everything you need to cook. The flat is much larger than photos suggest. Big comfy sitting room. Terrace is amazing - but you must be willing to water the plants! Melina was very helpful in answering our question prior to arriving and her friend Viviana met us and got us well settled in. Would want to come back to this super cool flat again. Ortigia is truly amazing. Thanks for allowing us to share your special home Melina - we had a really good holiday. Best Homeaway property we have ever stayed in!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017