Siracusa ≈ Acitrezza ≈ Taormina

Acitrezza faraglioni
Acitrezza / Photo © Russo

On the south-eastern coast of Sicily, the strip of Syracuse has some of the most beautiful beaches that can be found on the island especially the great Vendicari Nature Reserve with long white sandy shorelines surrounded by incredible natural scenery. Syracuse is a city among the most noble and elegant from all over the Mediterranean Sea. Full of charm, history and natural landscape, the city and the nearby necropolis of Pantalica, have become part of the Unesco World Heritage in 2005.

Travelling from Siracusa to Taormina, you reach Acitrezza and its crystal clear sea. Symbols of this area are the “Faraglioni dei Cicopli”, rock stacks that legend has it have been there, just off the town beach, since the giant Cyclops Polyphemus hurled them against Ulysses as he escaped by ship.

On the north-eastern coast, Taormina offers a unique melting pot of cultures and architectural styles. The symbol of this famous city is undoubtedly its Greek-Roman theatre. Extremely beautiful the beach in front of Isola Bella gives you the best views of the volcano Etna and crystal clear waters of Taormina.