Sicily is the largest island in Mediterranean Sea and one of the top tourist sites in Italy, being visited yearly by more and more people looking for relaxing beach holidays and cultural tours.
Island of Sicily is a place with unique characteristics in Italy and features specific art, archaeological vestiges, historical artifacts, rich folklore, breathtaking sceneries, astounding beaches, luxury hotels and awesome holiday resorts.
In Sicily are located several high-class beach resorts offering affordable package holidays. On the northern shore of the island are reefs, olive groves, secluded coves and a large number of hotels set on or very close to wonderful beaches. There is located also Cefalu, a gorgeous resort town with some of the most beautiful Sicilian beaches; as a result, it is today one of the most popular tourist sites in Europe.
On the eastern side of the northern coastline is located Palermo, the capital city and largest town on the island. It features numerous attractions like Monreale Cathedral, built in the 12thcentury and situated at 6 miles (8 kilometers) west to town. About 50 miles (80 kilometers) west to Palermo is the ancient village of Erice, featuring remains of an ancient temple dedicated to goddess Venus.
The southern coast of Sicily has a milder climate, and as a consequence there are great places with excellent beaches for swimming and diving year-round. This is one of the reasons why many tourists choose this side to spend beach holidays and book accommodation in cities like Agrigento, Ragusa and Catania. There are also many visitors who pick package holidays to the smaller island of Pantelleria, located to southeast and offering beaches with excellent conditions for different water sports.
The very best Sicilian tours include in its itineraries popular tourist sites like Agrigento (with Valley of the Temples), Acireale, Taormina (a beautiful town settled on cliffs and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea), and Mount Etna, which is an active volcano located on the eastern coast. In winter, tourists can enjoy there excellent skiing, with great ocean views from the mountain-top.
Some of the most valuable ancient Greek and Roman ruins on the island are the Greek Theater in Taormina, the Greek Theater in Syracuse, Temple of Concord in Agrigento, and Casale Armerina, a jewel of Roman architecture, with wonderful mosaics, located near Enna.
While in Sicily, tourists are advised to visit holiday destinations such as Catania, Trapani, Syracuse, Messina, Modica, Ragusa, Gela, Caltanissetta, Island of Stromboli, Pantelleria Islands, Pelagian Islands, and Aeolian Islands. In all these places can be spent relaxing beach holidays in luxury hotels and high-end resorts featuring both cozy accommodation amenities and excellent facilities for aquatic sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, sailing and fishing.
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