Giardini Naxos

Province of Messina

Giardini Naxos is one of the most interesting seaside cities of the Eastern coast of Sicily.

Giardini Naxos was a Greek colony and was founded in 734 BC by the Calcidesi d’Eubea coming from a big island located in the Aegean Sea. The city prospered in the first decades of the fifth century BC, but was completely destroyed in 403 BC by Dionisio I, the violent tyrant of Syracuse. Dionisio I reduced the population of the city to slavery and gave the territory to the Sicilian populations that inhabited the surrounding area, punishing the city for taking the Athenian side during the conflict between Athens and Syracuse.

The village of Giardini Naxos is one of the most interesting seaside cities of the Eastern coast of Sicily and tourism is its main economic activity in fact every year the town hosts lots of tourists especially from Germany and France. The seafront offers a series of free beaches and fully equipped lidos, and tasting typical local restaurants. The beaches has gravel and golden sandy bays with crystal clear blue waters.

The most important monuments of the village are the Mother Church S.M. Raccomandata; the Church of Maria SS. Immacolata; the Church of S. Pancrazio; the Church Santo Annibale Maria di Francia; the Church of San Pantaleone built with a Roman style; the Church of San Giovanni; the Castle Schisò is a medieval fortress; the Archaeological park includes impressive findings dating back to the 7th and 6th century BC; the Alcantara Gorges – also known as Larderia Gorges – are located in the Alcantara Valley. These wonderful gorges offers a stunning natural canyon, created by the earthquakes that hit this area through time. The earthquakes broke the basaltic lakes that occupied the area letting the river’s water insinuate inside the cracks.

People live here:



Sagra del Pesce, (22-23/08) food festival

Kids Film Festival

Nasso Antica, (20-22/04) vintage forniture event

How to get there:

By Car:

From Messina

Get on A20/E90. Follow A18/E45 to Giardini Naxos. Take exit Giardini Naxos from A18/E45. Take Via Vittorio Emanuele to Via Pancrazio de Pasquale in Giardini Naxos.


Atahotel Naxos Beach   Hotel 4*

Hilton Giardini Naxos  Hotel 4*

Hotel Sabbie d’Oro 4*

Hotel Diamond Naxos-Taormina 5*

Hotel Sporting Baia 4*

Hellenia Yachting Hotel 4*

Arathena Rocks Hotel 4*

Hotel Caesar Palace  4*

Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa  4*

Hotel Palladio 3*

Nike Hotel a 3*

Via Calcide Eubea, 27, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME

Ph. +39 0942 51207

Hotel Villa Daphne 3*

Assinos Palace Hotel 4*

Kassiopea Aparthote  3*

Baia degli dei Hotel 3*

Holiday Club Naxos 3*

Hotel Giardino Dei Greci 4*

Via dei Sei Mulini, 6, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME

Ph. +39 0942 51514

Hotel San Giovanni 3*

Hotel Del Sole 3*

Hotel Villa Nefele 3*

Hotel la Riva 3*

Hotel Kalos 3*

Hotel Alexander 3*

Hotel Villa Linda 3*

B&B Villa Maria Giovanna 3*

Bed & Breakfast Miramare 3*

Villa Marysa  B&B 3*

B&B Terre di Sicilia  3*

Bed & Breakfast Baia delle Sirene 3*


A Putia

via Umberto 456, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. +39 (0)942 52755

L’Acquario Degustazione 

Hotel Palladio Giardini

Gustà Paninoteca 

via Naxos n. 281, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: +39 3402379903

La Dolceria Giardini Naxos 


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via Tysandros n* 52, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: +39 347 452 0809

Ice go go

O’Neil Bar Restaurant

via Jannuzzo 41, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. +39  094254005


Marinella beach

Belice Nature Reserve

Tre Fontane beach



San Giovanni

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