Holiday between Catania and Syracuse? These are the 5 most beautiful beaches

beaches between Catania and Syracuse

 

The starting pint of every tour along the east cost of Sicily is Messina: moving towards south, you will see some of the most famous places on the island. Now, nothing better than a little bit of relaxation. Relaxation lying on the five most beautiful beaches between the provinces of Catania and Syracuse.

  1. Riviera dei Ciclopi. One of the most fascinating parts of the Sicilian coast. It is situated just north of Catania. The Riviera dei Ciclopi is, literally, a succession of small volcanic rocky beaches.  Along the cost, there are two wonderful small towns to see: Acitrezza and Aci Castello.
  2. La Playa. This could be considered the beach of Catania par excellence. If you like long, very long and easy-to-reach beaches with all the services you may need, that’s the place for you: la Playa is eighteen kilometers long.
  3. Penisola della Maddalena. It is located just south of Syracuse. The area is characterized by spectacular white cliffs overlooking a turquoise and emerald sea. The homonymous beach, a small rocky cove, can be reached walking along a short path.
  4. Calamosche. Welcome to one of the most beautiful beaches of eastern Sicily. It is located in the Vendicari Nature Reserve and here you will hear only two sounds: the wind and the sea. Calamosche, in fact, is completely surrounded by unspoiled nature; there are no bars, beaches or any kind of service. You get to the beach walking for about ten minutes along a path surrounded by Mediterranean scrub.
  5. Spiaggia di San Lorenzo. In Marzamemi, a small town near Syracuse. San Lorenzo beach is a white sandy stretch touched by clear waters.

 

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