This tour is one of the Taormina shore excursions available from Giardini-Naxos. This tour also includes the ticket to visit the extraordinary Greek Theater, one of the largest in Sicily.
Firstly, our Castelmola & Taormina shore excursion starts with the visit of Castelmola, a picturesque medieval village located just above Taormina: from here you will enjoy a breathtaking outlook over the bay of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna Volcano rising in a distance.
Your discovery of the cultural heritage will continue in Taormina, where to join a guided walking tour from Porta Catania along the main street Corso Umberto, a pretty and traffic-free area where the oldest churches and monuments of the town stand, as well as the exclusive fashion shops and high-quality Sicilian restaurants.
The crown jewel of this Taormina shore excursion is the visit of the Greek-roman Amphitheatre, dating back to the 3rd century BC, an unmissable attraction for a unique experience in Sicily. Nowadays this incredible frame is the scene of many arts and cultural events and it has been the location of the G7 Summit in May 2017.
The Taormina shore excursion starts from Giardini Naxos Cruise Port or from Porta Catania (Taormina). On request, departure from your accommodation located in Giardini Naxos and Taormina area.
The first stop will be Castelmola: we will spend about 1 hour to visit this medieval village where you will enjoy Piazza Sant’Antonio, the Cathedral and the Castle, then our tour guide will let you taste the traditional almond wine in a local cafè.
During the Taormina shore excursion there will be a guided walking tour in the main street Corso Umberto, you will visit Porta Catania and Porta Messina, the Cathedral of Taormina, April IX Square and the clock tower, Corvaja Palace, and the Greek-roman theatre of Taormina. At the end of the guided visit you will have enough free time to visit the exclusive shops or to have lunch.
The Taormina shore excursion will end to the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon
Hotel / B&B
Taormina – Porta Catania
English, Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian
Round trip by A/C van or bus
Entrance ticket to the Greek Theater
Live commentary on board
Treats and bottled water on board of the bus
Discover Messina Travel Assistance
Food and drinks
Any Private Expenses
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
What is not specified in “Included in the price”
Sunscreen, light shoes, comfortable and thin clothing, a hat.
If you book this excursion as private for a group of maximum 6 people, you will be comfortably transported by our luxury car. Please, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with further information.
The distance from Giardini Naxos till Taormina is almost 10 km and the duration is almost 20 minutes.
This tour is shared. There is the possibility of purchasing a private tour with the payment of an extra fee.
For further information check the Private Tours page.
Yes, the entrance ticket and the visit to the Greek-roman theatre is included in the price of this tour.
The free time included in this tour is almost 2 hours and 30 minutes.
No, the walking tour once in Taormina and Castelmola is not mandatory.