Giardini Naxos

The ancient Naxos, from which have originates today's Giardini Naxos, was the first Greek colony in Sicily, founded around 734 BC by Calcidesi of Euboea to which they joined, as seems certain, the Nassi from the big island of the Aegean. In 403 BC it was destroyed by Dionysius I of Syracuse that demolished the walls of the city and enslaves the population. After this event Naxos never returned to have the rank and role of the city, while remaining actived the horbour for all time of antiquity. The urban life moved in Taormina, which was founded in 358 BC by Andromaco, father of the historian Timeo, which accepted the exiles from Naxos. The ancient town of Naxos occupies the lavic platform of Schiso peninsula and the land immediately north of this, for a total area of 40 hectares. Today persist several historical evidence including the archaeological excavations, the fort and other remnants including those under the sea. Today Giardini-Naxos is a important touristic locality equipped with beaches with different characteristics. There are sandy beaches and those with pebbles and beaches with significant outcrops of volcanic rock.


the emblem of giardini naxos;
Panoramica

Panoramica

La Scogliera

La Scogliera

Recanati

Recanati

Scavi Archeologici

Scavi Archeologici

Ingresso - Ponte Ferroviario

Ingresso - Ponte Ferroviario

Panoramica

Panoramica

Panoramica Notturna

Panoramica Notturna

La Nike

La Nike

Lungomare San Giovanni

Lungomare San Giovanni

Panoramica da Taormina

Panoramica da Taormina

Lungomare Naxos

Lungomare Naxos

Recanati

Recanati

Info Utili


Coordinate: 37.831, 15.269
Distanza b&B: 3.5Km
Navigatore: Giardini Naxos (Me)
Tempo di percorrenza: 5minuti

Da Visitare

Scavi Archeologici
Nike e antica colata lavica
Torre Vignazza o Fortino
Castello Schisò
Museo Civico di storia naturale
Lungomare

Tour di Giardini Naxos

The starting point for a short visit in Giardini-Naxos can only be near the place where it happened the first landing in Sicily the Greeks then leave the car to the parking lot (1). We go down along the street Saluzzo then the way to get on the road Laghini Schisò or waterfront. From there we go to the port and reach the archaeological area (2) where you can admire the ancient walls of the first Greek colonies in Sicily. Inside the archaeological area there is a small fort called Tower Vignazza (3). It was built in 1544 along with other military buildings that were designed to protect urban settlements from the incursions coming from the sea. In fact, the area was under cultivation, pastoralism and fishing that was constantly pillaged. Archaeological area on the border is the castle of Schisò or Palazzo Paladino (4) dating from the late Middle Ages and built to control, military, access to the bay of Giardini Naxos. Built on a spur of volcanic rock, the building suffered, because of military attacks from the sea, several renovations and today the ancient medieval castle remain two towers. Today the castle is open to the public. Within the archaeological park you will find the museum that houses various objects dating back to bygone eras. Leaving the park, we will continue towards the port and then go to the Nike (5) a reproduction of the famous sculpture in the Louvre. Positioned on a tip of lava rock, it is the messenger goddess of victory. Was commissioned in 1965 to solemnize the twinning of Giardini-Naxos and Evia Halkida. From the square you can enjoy a panorama that sweeps between Taormina and Mount Etna.

touristic map of giardini naxos