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This is the view from the beach at Naxos - Taormina and Castelmola clinging to the Tauro mountain above the bay. This is almost enough to look at for the entire holiday, so yes Naxos is a good base, even though it is not the most exiting place on Sicily and quite touristy.
We used it as a base, as the more charming Taormina had some disadvantages for us; travelling with a child, we wanted to get to the beach without waiting for cable cars for a start. Secondly, everything is a little bit more expensive in Taormina and the bills soon add up, and finally and most importantly, we were going on all sorts of trips around Sicily and didn't need the extra 20 minutes down the mountain every time we had to catch a bus or train.
You would be correct in finding the name a bit Greek for an Italian destination. This is since Naxos was the first landing place for the Greeks when they took over Sicily.
- Pros:central location, nice views, decent beaches
- In a nutshell:A good base for your first visit.
Only 20 minutes away by local bus from several stops in the area, this is the most well known town on all Sicily because... more travel advice
As most typical holiday resorts, Naxos has its own "fun park". The staff is a peculiar mix of football watching and... more travel advice
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