Cefalu is a tranquil town on the island of Sicily, rich in historic sites, a Mediterranean gem with a unique location: on a headland overlooked by an overhanging cliff. There is a rocky landscape, but visitors find also fine sandy beaches lined by upscale resorts and hotels. The town of Cefalu derived its name from the shape of the cliff that is similar to a head. Established in the 5th century BC, the location of Cefalu is truly convenient, at the foothill of the mountain and close to most popular mountain resorts. Cefalu is a seaside town, with its characteristic harbor and fishing boats, and the combination of mountainous and seaside view is an edge that lends a picturesque feel to a holiday there. The view from the mountain summit is worth the climb.
Luxury hotels in Cefalu await tourists year-round, offering all necessary amenities. Alberi Del Paradiso boasts verdant gardens, large swimming pool and private beach, fitness center, and tennis court. Le Calette Hotel, situated not far from the cathedral of Cefalu, also features a private beach, spa tub and sauna. La Playa Blanca has 42 rooms, an outdoor pool with pool-side bar, a children's pool, and is close to the beach. Atelier Sul Mare, in proximity to the bay, features a bar/lounge, conference rooms, private beach, sauna and steam room, spa amenities - massage and treatment rooms. Baia Del Capitano, amid olive trees, with a private beach and outdoor swimming pool, is conveniently located just 1,310 feet (about 400 meters) from the beach and a short drive from the historic center of Cefalu.
For budget holidays, tourists can book stays in hotels in Cefalu with more reasonable prices, set right in the town's central area. Astro Sul Mare, a self-catering option, is located on the beach and is just a short walk from the town's main archeological and architectural sights; it offers five guest rooms, fully equipped kitchenette, air conditioning and showers. Appartamenti Palazzo Maria, with six apartments in tranquil surroundings, boasts panoramic views, autonomous access and outdoor areas inviting guests for pleasant walks. Hotel Al Pescatore, just half mile (one kilometer) from the historical center and close to the beach in Cefalu, is just opposite the port and offers stunning views from its comfortable rooms; disabled guests are welcome as the accommodation has the facilities for convenient access.
Cefalu is a desired holiday destination not only in summer, but in winter as well, as the mild Mediterranean climate is characterized by warm winters. The town is picturesque with its narrow streets, winding down to sandy beaches and hotels settled in tranquil places. The restaurants overlooking the rocky coast offer a unique dining atmosphere with veritable Mediterranean landscape. The ancient temple ruins, the Norman-Arab-Byzantine cathedral, the ruins of the ancient fortress are among Cefalu's archaeological sites, traces of glorious periods and civilizations. The architectural buildings in Cefalu are no less impressive: the cathedral, the "Church of Maria Santissima della Catena", the ex "Convent of St Caterina", and the "Mandralisca Museum". Finally, the local cuisine features delicacies that are worth tasting; tourists on a holiday in Cefalu should try sweet almond biscuits or salmon in honey, to be acquainted with outstanding Mediterranean culinary specialties.
In the left widget you can book package holidays to hotels and resorts in Cefalu comprising flights and hotel accommodation (select the proper option top right). There can be also booked only stays at hotels in Cefalu or airplane tickets, and rented cars.
Note: in order to benefit on the latest travel deals to Sicily, you are advised to enter the desired traveling dates in the booking widget and perform a search. On the results page will be displayed the deals offered by each hotel. However, be aware on the fact that promotions are valid for a short timeframe and are changing frequently, so when you find a convenient vacation package deal take the opportunity and book it immediately.