Giardini-Naxos is an Italian municipality in the metropolitan city of Messina in Sicily, located about 40 kilometers from Messina, about 39 kilometers from Catania and 9 kilometers from Taormina. The city is located on the Ionian Sea. This place was long ago the first Greek establishment in Sicily and had the name of Naxos. The city is very visited for its beautiful sandy beaches and tourism is the main source of income. We find hotel facilities and even apartments for rent throughout the summer period. You have a nice stroll for long walks, souvenir shops, bars, pizzerias and restaurants to have a good time by the sea. The center of the city is the Abbate Cacciola Square. To see: the Nike (the work of Carmelo Mendola representing the city and the twinning with the city of Chalkida Eubea); the church of St- Mary Recommended; the statue of Teocles (the founder of Naxos); the archaeological park; the port of Naxos, the church of St-Pancrace among other attractions.
If you are in Taormina, there is the bus that takes you to the seafront of Giardini Naxos.
There is also a small harbor, which is used to bring tourists from cruise ships to the mainland.
As you can imagine, this is the place to eat fresh fish dishes.