Are you looking for sunny beaches, clear sea and lesser known locations, where nature is unpolluted? Sicily is the answer, because is a surprising destination for seaside holidays and stays at prestigious accommodation facilities, that here have found an ideal set for their facilities. Thanks to our tips you can enjoy a unique touristic experience at the best Sicilian beaches.
A dream vacation in Marina di Ragusa
The trip begins from a seaside resort provided with the best services and attended by the connoisseurs of relaxing holidays, in fact it was often awarded with the Blue Flag by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) for its beaches with golden grains of sand and its beautiful sea. The original name of Marina di Ragusa was Mazzarelli, that in Arabic means “small port”, a town that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea which during the last years has set up beach clubs, golf courses for sporting lovers, restaurant with typical menus and stores for tourists shopping. Furthermore, there is a touristic port, used by the boats coming from Malta, a comfortable dock for who is traveling with his own yacht.
Marina di Ragusa became one of the favorite destinations for a stay at a charming relais in Sicily, a town with a fantastic climate for 8 months a year.
Natural reserves and hidden gems in Sicily
Moving to Noto, near Siracusa, we can reach the beach of Calamosche, an hidden treasure that got the title of “best beach in Italy” in 2005 by the Guida Blu of Legambiente; is a small bay surrounded by dunes and two rocky promontories. Due to its features the sea is always quiet and the landscape is amazing: small caves, wild greenery and crystal clear waters make this place unique, rarely attended because it’s difficult to find.
You have to drive a long way by car, then by walk but at the end you’ll be fulfilled: Calamosche is an uncomparable beach and is surrounded by archeological finds and by the renowned natural reserve Oasi Faunistica of Vendicari. This oasis is recommended to who wants to do birdwatching, because is a resting place for hundreds kinds of birds. Ask for a guided tour to explore the reserve and enjoy the majesty of nature and the prehistoric finds.
San Vito Lo Capo, ideal for seaside relax
San Vito Lo Capo, in province of Trapani, is a popular choice for holidays in Sicily and includes a part of the natural reserve of Zingaro, which stretches along 7 km of unspoilt coastline. The sand is white and very faint, and in addition to relaxing dives you can go to many events, as the Cous Cous Fest, an enogastronomical festival that hosts, every year in June, international chefs that compete against each other with dishes based on cous cous.
Book a stay here if you arrive by airplane in Trapani, is far 65 km from San Vito. This town is an evergreen but in any case set aside nice activities for demanding travellers.
Archeology and beaches in Capo d’Orlando
In province of Messina, in the Northern part of the island, you can visit the cozy town Capo d’Orlando, that during the summer hosts concerts, art exhibitions, feasts and theatrical performances. Take a break at the seaside and look at the sunset, then choose your favorite activity. You can go to Castello Bastione, a public park ideal for pic-nic, or the ruins of Terme di Bagnoli, thermal baths which date back to III-IV centuries AD.
The sea bottom of Capo d’Orlando are captivating, thanks to the fishes, the stacks an the grottos that you can discover during a scuba diving or with underwater photography. Due to the colors and the beauty of undersea flora you’ll feel the exoticness of a tropical island; Sicily is always the top destination for its beaches and its tradition, choose the thrill of a dive into its ancient charm!