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Giardini Naxos

Giardini Naxos is one of favorite seaside destinations of Sicily, thanks to its crystal clear sea of iridescent colors, the beauty and variety of beaches and landscapes and exceptionally mild climate, sunny in winter, dry and ventilated in Summer.
The double name of Giardini Naxos, old fishermen village with Greek roots, reflects the dual nature of town, born as a village of Taormina in the bay of the ancient Greek colony of Naxos and called Borgo de li Giardini (garden’s village) for its fertile land. The Garden’s Village in 1847, broke away from Taormina, administratively constituting autonomous municipalities under the name of Giardini, because when the new coastal Messina Catania (opened in 1833) replaces the old road that passed from Taormina, and even more so, when was built the station of Giardini (1870) in the railroad Messina Catania, Giardini ceases to be just the strategic port, the beach and gardens of Taormina, but becomes also the point of intersection of the major Sicilian roads. While the name of Naxos will be added very much later, in 1976, during the excavations and the institution of the Museum and the archaeological Park at the site of the Greek colony.

History

The double name of Giardini Naxos, old fishermen village with Greek roots, reflects the dual nature of town, born as a village of Taormina in the bay of the ancient Greek colony of Naxos and called Borgo de li Giardini (garden’s village) for its fertile land.View

Archeological park

The archaeological park in Giardini Naxos is one of the most fascinating sites in this area: here among magnificent vegetation and views you can track the paths of the first Greek colony in Sicily founded, in the eighth century BC.Explore
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