Taormina & Giardini Naxos, Sicily • The Greeks are Still Alive 

Taormina and Giardini Naxos are well known in Sicily and in the rest of Italy because of their history and beauty.

We departed early morning for the ancient Greek archeological site of Naxos, the first Greek colony in Italy. Naxos takes its name from the Greek island of Naxos and shares with it also the main cult of the divinity: Apollo Archegéte, the architect. In the site it is possible to visit the ruins of the temple and of the ancient city.  The ticket costs 2 euro for those under 25 years old and 4 euro for older. You can also buy the cumulative ticket that allows you to enter Isola Bella, close to Taormina.

After a walk in the modern village and a feast of row prawns (you can buy it in all the fisheries, but I suggest La Pescheria (Via Consolare Valeria 18 20 22, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME)), we took a bus to Taormina.
It is a splendor of culture and history, since it’s hidden origin, the cradle of the inspiration of many famous writers, mostly in the XIX Century, like Goethe, and still full of tourists in our days.  The Greek theatre’s entrance costs 5 euro under 25 years old but we preferred to visit for free the Roman theatre and the rest of the town.
Because it was 4 pm and in Sicily the weather is hot…we went down from a scale that from Taormina reaches the beach and Isola Bella.

What a paradise! Nature and rocks, quiet and a tongue of sand where the waves hug themselves. Don’t miss anything of this!


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