A yacht day cruise along the bays of Taormina is definitely one of the best things to do if you aim for a day is relaxing, sunbathing and swimming. But the port of Taormina in the bay of Giardini Naxos is also a starting point for a cultural experience, a boat trip toward the Ciclopi islands. A totally different scenery, dominated by the majesty of the Etna volcano that makes the coasts a landscape stained with black, unique in the world. Along the cruise we will meet some fishermen villages, still intact in their traditions. Stazzo, Santa Tecla, Capomulini and the enchanting Timpa Nature Reserve up to Acitrezza and its Cyclops islands, surmounted by the medieval manor of Aci Castello.
A corner of Sicily preserved with rigor being one of the 100 most beautiful protected marine areas in the world. In Acitrezza, passing right inside the islands we will land in the marina and we will be immediately immersed in a magical atmosphere where the scent of fresh local fish dishes prepared by restaurants on the port reigns in the air, mixed with the scent of a clear sea. A fantastic itinerary in the footsteps of Ulysses of 20 miles from the port of Giardini Naxos or 12 miles from the “Porto dell’Etna” in Riposto (CT), to arrive at this wonder of the Cyclops islands; the volcanic rocks thrown by Polyphemus from the top of Etna as narrated by Homer in the “Odyssey”.
TIPS: Perfect for those who spend their holidays in Taormina and want to see more, feel more, cruise more through the Sicilian sea.
Many local people have lunch in the restaurants in this area; grilled fish, king prawns…..you have to taste it!