Caesar Palace Hotel

Set on the edge of town with a gigantic pool, the ivy-clad Caesar Palace Hotel is just a 20-minute walk from Giardini Naxos Beach, known for its pristine waters. You can also get there via the hotel’s free shuttle bus. Marvel at Mount Etna from the solarium on the roof terrace – you might even spot it from your room! Caesar Palace Hotel is around 100km from the shopping centre and 4km from the train station. The hotel has its own restaurant and buffet service, a grill and pizzeria beside the swimming pool in addition to an a la carte gourmet restaurant. The en-suite rooms are vibrant and equipped with all the homely comforts you’d expect, including satellite TV and telephones.

Overview of Sicily

Whether you’re a couple or family, holidays in Italy offer something for everyone. Sicily is home to dramatic panoramas around Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano. Being the largest and most populated island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is an unruly blend of historic churches, buzzing markets and crumbling villas. Located near to the mainland of Italy, Sicily is a mere 90 minutes from the African coastline. It’s not just the Romans who left their mark on Sicily. The Phoenicians and Greeks were there previously, and the Arabs – whose impact is greatly apparent in the region’s architecture. Steeped in history, it’s no surprise culture vultures seeking inspiration flock to the island in packs.

Things to do in Sicily

Sicily certainly doesn’t slack when it comes to sun-drenched beaches to kick back on. Not far from Palermo city centre is Mondello Beach – a heavenly shoreline boasting pristine waters and golden sands. Or why not head to the Caribbean of Italy, San Vito Capo? Just an hour’s drive from Palermo town, it’s definitely worth the drive. Up for some real Sicilian tradition? Throw on your culture hat on and visit the eclectic Cathedral and Byzantine Martorana church in Palermo. Keen historians will fall head over heels with Syracusa. Its rich history is evident in the famed archaeological museum, but you can also head to attractions like the Greek Theatre. The biggest of the Italian islands is all you imagined Italy to be and more. Crystal-clear waters, history waiting in every nook and cranny, cobbled alleys, vine-clad balconies and mouth-watering aromas drifting from back streets.

Resort Summary

The ancient city of Naxos was founded by the Greeks almost three millennia ago, and has a turbulent history. It was attacked by the Syracusans and the inhabitants were sold as slaves, before being rebuilt. You’ll find both prehistoric and Ancient Greek remains in and around Giardini Naxos.

The Archeological Park is where you’ll find the ancient ruins of the old Greek city. It stretches from the seafront, along the Schisò Cape and up to the popular resort of Taormina. Scattered among lemon groves are the remains of destroyed houses, alongside the ruins of sacred buildings and the old city walls. There’s also an archaeological museum near the complex, where you’ll find interesting artefacts discovered on excavations.

Giardini Naxos also boasts several spectacular medieval buildings. Schisò Castle is an imposing fortress casting a shadow over Cape Schisò, the headland where Ancient Naxos was built. You can learn more about the region’s history and enjoy some contemporary art displays.