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Giardini Naxos is a charming seaside town in Sicily, Italy, that offers a mix of history, culture, and nature. It is located on a wide bay below the famous hilltop resort of Taormina and boasts stunning views of the Ionian Sea and the Mount Etna volcano. Giardini Naxos has a rich and ancient past, as it was the site of the first Greek colony in Sicily, founded in 735 BC. – Be enchanted by the Tempio Olimpico Naxos is an ancient Greek temple dedicated to Apollo Archegetes, the protector of the colonies. The temple was built in the 6th century BC by the first Greek settlers who founded the city of Naxos, the oldest Greek colony in Sicily. The temple was partially destroyed by an earthquake in the 4th century BC and later by the Romans who used its stones for building materials. – Giardini Naxos has a rich and ancient past, as it was the site of the first Greek colony in Sicily, founded in 735 BC. – Discover the rich history and architectural wonders as you explore the Museum and Archaeological Area of Naxos, situated on the Capo Schisò headland at the southern end of the town. Here you can see the fragments of the Temple of Apollo Archegetes, the protector of the colonies, as well as other structures and inscriptions from the 6th to the 4th century BC. The museum displays artifacts and exhibits from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, and Norman periods, as well as local traditions and crafts. – Allow your gaze to be captivated by the Chiesa di San Pancrazio, a church dedicated to San Pancrazio, the first bishop of Sicily, who was martyred by the pagans in the 1st century AD. The church was built in 1957 and flanked by a statue of the saint at the point of his landing. The church can be found along Via Naxos. – Giardini Naxos is also a popular resort for tourists who want to enjoy the beach and the sea. The town has a long sandy and pebbly beach that curves around the bay between Capo Taormina and Capo Schisò. Along the beach there are many hotels, bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops that cater to visitors. You can also book a boat trip, rent your own boat, swim, or sunbathe on the beach. The town has a lively atmosphere in the summer season, when it hosts various events and festivals. Giardini Naxos is a great destination for those who want to experience both the ancient and modern aspects of Sicily. It is also a convenient base for exploring nearby attractions such as Taormina, Castelmola, Isola Bella, and Alcantara Gorges. Let our captivating photographs transport you directly to the heart of this unique town, capturing its essence in every image. Italy in Photos – a remarkable visual journey that unveils the wonders of Italy, one image at a time.

La Sirena Ristorante & Rooms is located on Via Lungomare Schiso, near the port and the archaeological museum. The restaurant serves Italian, pizza, seafood, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, and southern-Italian cuisines. (Photo 1-2) – Tempio Olimpico Naxos is an ancient Greek temple dedicated to Apollo Archegetes, the protector of the colonies. The temple was built in the 6th century BC by the first Greek settlers who founded the city of Naxos, the oldest Greek colony in Sicily. The temple was partially destroyed by an earthquake in the 4th century BC and later by the Romans who used its stones for building materials. The temple was rediscovered in the 19th century and excavated in the 20th century by archaeologists who found fragments of columns, capitals, bases and inscriptions. The temple is located on Via Calcide Eubea, near the port and the archaeological museum of Giardini Naxos (Photos 3-4) – Via Calcide Eubea is a dead-end street in Giardini Naxos which starts at the port. (Photos 5-6-7) – The Museum and Archaeological Area of Naxos are situated on the Capo Schiso headland at the south end of the town, near the port. The Museum displays artifacts and exhibits from the ancient Greek colony of Naxos, which was founded in 735 BC and destroyed by Dionysius of Syracuse in 403 BC. The Archaeological Area includes the remains of the Temple of Apollo Archegetes, the protector of the colonies, as well as other structures and inscriptions from the 6th to the 4th century BC. (Photo 8) – Via Schisò is a street in Giardini Naxos which runs from Via Calcide Eubea to Via Naxos. (Photos 9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16) – Via Naxos is a street in Giardini Naxos which runs from Via Schisò to Lungomare Tysandros. (Photos 16-17-18-19-21-21-22-23-27-28) – Chiesa di San Pancrazio is located Via Naxos. The church is dedicated to San Pancrazio, the first bishop of Sicily, who was killed by the pagans in the 1st century AD after evangelizing the area. The church was built in 1957, and later, in 1961, it was flanked by a statue of the saint at the point of his landing. (Photos 24-25-26) – Lungomare Tysandros is a street in Giardini Naxos which runs from Via Naxos to Via Quattro Novembre. (Photos 29-30-31)- Piazza San Giovanni Paolo II is named after Pope John Paul II, who visited Giardini Naxos in 1988 and blessed the town and its people. The square is in the centre of the town, near the seafront and the main church. The square is a popular spot for locals and tourists, as it offers a panoramic view of the bay, the beach, and the Mount Etna volcano. The square is also a cultural hub, as it hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, such as concerts, exhibitions, markets, and religious celebrations. The square has a fountain with a statue of a mermaid, which symbolizes the connection between the town and the sea. (Photo 32)

Giardini-Naxos Cuisine:- Giardini Naxos is known for its fresh seafood, such as swordfish, tuna, anchovies, sardines, mussels, clams, and shrimps. Some of the typical dishes of Giardini Naxos are Pasta con le sarde:- (pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins, and pine nuts) – Spaghetti alla bottarga:- (spaghetti with cured fish roe):- Pesce spada alla ghiotta (swordfish with tomatoes, olives, and capers) – involtini di pesce spada:- (swordfish rolls stuffed with cheese, ham, and herbs). – Giardini Naxos also offers a variety of pizza, fast food, and deli options, such as Arancini:- (fried rice balls with meat sauce or cheese) – Panelle:- (fried chickpea fritters) – Caponata:- (a sweet and sour vegetable stew), and Panino con la milza:- (a sandwich with spleen and cheese). – For dessert, Giardini Naxos has some delicious sweets, such as Cannoli:- (crispy pastry tubes filled with ricotta cheese and chocolate chips) – Cassata:- (a sponge cake with ricotta cheese, candied fruits, and marzipan) – Granita:- (a frozen dessert made with fruit juice or coffee), and Brioche con gelato:- (a brioche bun with ice cream)

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Photo Gallery of Walk  –  La Sirena Ristorante, Via Schisò to Via Umberto Iᵒ
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The walk starts in – La Sirena Ristorante, Via Schisò – Tempio Olimpico Naxos, Via Calcide Eubea – Walk back along Via Calcide Eubea to Via Schisò – Museum and Archaeological Area of ​​Naxos, Via Schisò – Via Schisò – Via Naxos – Chiesa di San Pancrazio, Via Pietragoliti – Via Naxos – Lungomare Tysandros – Piazza San Giovanni Paolo II