Overview

CLASSICAL SICILY 

The largest of the Mediterranean islands, Sicily is the ‘ball’ situated South West of Italy’s ‘boot’. Steeped in history Sicily is famous for many things but The Valley of the Temples, Mount Etna, the birthplace of Achimedes, it’s wonderful cuisine, stunning beaches and of course it is where the Italian Mafia originated.

A mixture of many cultures, Sicily has a different ‘vibe’ than seen on mainland Italy with many Sicilians sharing many varied traits from Arabs, Catalans, Spanish and even Vikings.

You will be welcomed warmly into ‘la famiglia’ when visiting Sicily with it’s traditional restaurants, coffee shops and quaint villages, not to mention the sprawling white sandy beaches and a plethora of historical places to see and visit. Bellisimo!

Our Resort - Letojanni, Taormina

Nestled on the east coast of the captivating island of Sicily, Taormina is a picturesque town that effortlessly marries history, culture, and natural beauty. Perched on a hill overlooking the sparkling Ionian Sea and with the majestic Mount Etna as a backdrop, Taormina has long been a magnet for travellers seeking an enchanting escape. Its cobblestone streets wind through charming medieval architecture, leading to treasures like the ancient Greek-Roman Theatre, offering panoramic views of the sea and the volcano.

Just a short distance away lies Letojanni, a charming coastal village that complements Taormina's allure. Letojanni is renowned for its pristine beaches, where golden sands meet the azure waters of the Mediterranean. The town exudes a laid-back atmosphere, providing a serene contrast to the vibrant energy of Taormina. Visitors can indulge in waterside relaxation, explore the local markets, and savour fresh seafood at seaside trattorias.

The synergy between Taormina and Letojanni creates a harmonious blend of Sicilian allure. While Taormina captivates with its historic richness and panoramic vistas, Letojanni beckons with its coastal charm and tranquil ambience. Travellers can seamlessly transition between the cultural delights of Taormina and the leisurely coastal lifestyle of Letojanni, making this duo an ideal destination for those seeking a diverse and fulfilling Sicilian experience. Whether exploring ancient ruins or lounging on sun-kissed beaches, Taormina and Letojanni offer an unforgettable journey through the heart of Sicily's captivating landscapes.

Glamour and gelato

Cary Grant and Greta Garbo used to be regular visitors to Taormina, on Sicily’s east coast. And today this charismatic resort still attracts a glamorous crowd with its Medieval old quarter, elegant piazzas and hold-your-breath views of Mount Etna. There’s also a well-kept Greek amphitheatre, designer shops and some of the best pasta in this part of Italy.

Beaches and lidos

Taormina sits on top of a hill, so a cable car from Via Pirandello takes you down to the beaches. The most popular is Mazzaro, a pebbly strip with a well-equipped lido where you can rent beach umbrellas, chairs and watersports kit. There’s also a small, sandy beach next door, in the Bay of Spisone, that’s a big hit with the locals.

Medieval town

Marking the start of Taormina’s Medieval quarter is the Porta di Mezzo, or clocktower – a favourite landmark of street artists here. The area's a great place to wander, with its winding streets, Baroque fountain and 15th-century cathedral. Between antique shops and boutiques there’s also the shaded Villa Comunale – thought to be one of Sicily’s most beautiful parks.

Trips to Mount Etna

In Taormina, you’ve got one of Europe’s most jaw-dropping volcanoes on your doorstep. The hour’s journey to get there takes in the postcard–pretty village of Castiglione di Sicilia, as well as the Alcantara Gorges waterfall – formed from an old lava eruption. And when you arrive at Etna, there’s the walk through the national park up to the volcano’s craters to look forward to.

7 Nights 09 Sep
Accommodation

Hotel Antares ****

Discover the enchanting Hotel Antares, an exquisite hotel complex nestled along the captivating Sicilian Ionic coast. Perched on a hill overlooking the picturesque Letojanni and just a stone's throw from Taormina, this gem offers an unparalleled location with breathtaking panoramic views of Taormina Bay. Ideal for extended seaside retreats or rejuvenating short getaways, the Antares ensures a delightful stay with a plethora of comforts and facilities. The complex boasts a rich animation program from May to October, enhancing your experience with entertainment and excitement. Connected by a scenic panoramic lift, each single hotel within the complex is seamlessly linked. A mere 300 meters away lies an inviting equipped beach, easily accessible via a lift carved into the rocky hill and a brief gallery.

Accommodation: The 120 modern furnished rooms offer a comfortable retreat. Each room features a bathroom with bath and hairdryer, along with amenities such as a telephone, TV, mini-bar, safety deposit box, tea & coffee maker, and air conditioning (available during summer months and at Management’s discretion).

Restaurant and Bars: Savour the culinary delights at the Buffet Restaurant “Braceria” (grill room) and the à la carte pizzeria “La Bouganville.” Choose from two breakfast options: the American buffet until 10.30 am or the Sicilian buffet until 12 pm. The All-Inclusive includes fresh drinks (sparkling wine, wine, beer, and soft drinks) during meals, as well as hot drinks, ice cream, and local liquors at various times and bars.

Facilities: A diverse array of facilities awaits - swimming pool, Hammam, Jacuzzi, or indulge in Massages. Experience the luxury of a Finnish Sauna, Steam Bath, solarium, indoor pool and the beach or join exciting excursions to complete the array of activities in a range of amenities designed for your comfort and convenience. The 24-hour Reception, Lift, Luggage Store, and Restaurant and Bar options further enhance your stay.

DATES & PRICES
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Price Includes

What is included in the tour

 

  • Stay at the 4* Hotel Antares
  • Your own single occupancy en suite room
  • Full Board - Daily Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
  • All Inclusive during lunch and dinner you can help yourself freely from the self-service drinks dispensers in the main restaurant: non-alcoholic drinks (cola, orange juice, mineral water, coffee) and alcoholic drinks (beer, white and red wine).

    In bars, alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks. The local liqueurs and spirits will be served in the evening from 6.00 pm to midnight in the bars.

  • Flights from London Gatwick
  • Flights from your local airport at a small supplement
  • All Taxes & Surcharges
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of a GoSingles Rep on holiday
  • Welcome get together
  • Excursion to mount ETNA included
  • Coordinated site-seeing and activities (Optional Extra)
  • Meet other single, like-minded travellers who wish to socialise and make new friends

Flight Timings - 

Outbound - London Gatwick 06:30 - Catania 10:50 

Inbound - Catania 11:35 - London Gatwick 13:55

Price excludes Tourist Tax of approximately Euro 3 / person/ day to be paid locally.

Activities
Wonders of Sicily

Take part in an amazing tour of Sicily! Leave from Catania to discover Giardini Naxos, explore Taormina, and admire the best views over Mt. Etna from Castelmola.

Giardini Naxos

The first Greek colony in Sicily. Enjoy the beauty of Giardini Naxos, walking along its beaches, or discovering the monuments of the city center. Then, reach the enchanting village of Castelmola, where you'll enjoy a wonderful view of the bay of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna.

Discover Taormina

Discover the town of Taormina. Here you'll stop at one of Sicily's most famous resorts and take part in a short tour of the city. Visit the beach of the "Isola Bella" Natural Park and take in all the natural beauties that this place has to offer.

Destination
Italy
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Holiday Types
Festive, Multi Activities, Sun & Sand, First Singles Holiday, Over 50s, Discovery Tours, Late Deals