For a perfect family summer vacation there is nothing better than relaxing in the warm sands of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, surrounded by nature and spectacular habitats where rare species of flora and fauna complement the diversity of the environment.
Sicily is the best choice for families because it has all of this and more, thanks to the rich geological transformation it has undergone over thousands of years as a result of the ongoing volcanic activity of the island – and also due to its strategic location, where diverse underwater currents and winds cross- making the region a transitory point for the migration of many species of birds and marine life.
In Sicily you can enjoy a picnic and a swim in the best pristine beaches of the island and its Aeolian and Egadi Archipelagos, or retreat inland to the fresh air of the mountains of Madonie, Nebrodi, Vendicari, and Etna to recharge your batteries and visit local agroturismo farms.
Best of all, you can rent the most beautiful Sicilian villas for your beach holidays in Sicily to make your stay more authentic at affordable prices- accessorized with swimming pools, terraces and luscious gardens- some with direct access.
At San Vito lo Capo (on the Trapani coast) you will marvel at its turquoise waters and soft sand, with the towering rocky cliffs of Monte Monaco looming overhead, making it a primary location for rock-climbing enthusiasts.
The pretty fishing village of Cefalù in the North is a piece of millennial history where the Lungomare beach (with the best pristine sands in Sicily) is located only a few steps from the streets of the old town and a short climb away from the scenic La Rocca promontory.
Mondello is a local spot for Palermitans and where you can experience the best of any beach – lush surrounding vegetation, and 1 ½ miles of white sand. After all, locals know best!
Lido de Fiori is designated as a blue-flag kid-friendly zone; a primary choice for families due to its shallow waters. Parents can enjoy a glass of wine from the regional specialties of nearby Selinunte.
Calà Mosche is rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy; little known by most travellers, it is a small quiet haven with no bars, located in the Vendicari nature reserve and embraced by lush flora. It is only accessible by foot.
Which would you like to visit first?
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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