Giardini Naxos is located in the province of Messina on a flat, coastal strip of land, close to the beautiful city of Taormina.

Today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sicily, but until the 1970s it was simply a small, quiet fishing village.

Its beaches alternate between fine sand, fine gravel and gently sloping seabed.

The most famous is Recanati beach, known for its lidos and discos, making it a favourite destination for young people looking for fun. Schisò beach is also known for its deep beauty and golden sand, while Porticciolo Saia is characterised by bays of lava rocks, perfect for relaxing afternoons.

Cultural Heritage

Giardini Naxos also has a strong historical character and archaeological importance.

Realised by Carmelo Mendola in 1965, the work of art Nike of Kalkis represents the symbol of the city, as well as its twinning with Chalkida Euboea. The centre is characterised by historical squares and streets, such as Piazza Abate Cacciola and Via delle Rimembranze.

The Castle of Schisò (inhabited in both the Norman and Spanish periods) is now uninhabited, but part of the archaeological site remains worth a visit: in the 5th century B.C., colonists populated the Castle, where a very important sanctuary stood, most probably dedicated to Aphrodite.

For excursion lovers, Giardini Naxos is an excellent starting point: Taormina, the Alcantara Gorges, the Riviera dei Ciclopi, the volcano Etna or horse riding on the beach are some of the easily accessible destinations.

Giardini Naxos, finally, in the summer season is famous for its disco and clubs, where you can dance and drink amazing cocktails and have sunset aperitifs to the rhythm of music.