On the slightly mountainous northern coast of Sicily lies a beautiful historic town of Gioiosa Marea. It is situated directly opposite the favorite and frequently visited Aeolin Islands. It is a great place for watching beautiful sunsets. Aeolin Islands can be reached by the regular ferries from near town of Milazzo. The coast is washed by Tyrrhenian Sea and attracts lots of tourists for lounging and relaxing at local sandy beaches surrounded by lush subtropical vegetation.
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Gioiosa Marea is also known as spa town, which has retained its unique peaceful atmosphere to these days, despite of the development of tourism in Sicily. Lots of great romantic restaurants, cafes and bars are waiting for you in the town centre and invite you to sit and taste a glass of good wine. Shopping lovers will be pleased of shops with all sorts of souvenirs. You can stay in the small holiday village Piraino, that is just few kilometres from Gioiosa Marea.
Approximately 2 km away of Gioiosa Marea you can find a picturesque beach, above which rises a granite rocks Capo Calava’s. Do not miss a visit to three local caves, which are interconnected with corridors and wells. Caves are not yet fully explored. Interesting trips can be taken to Tindari, Milazzo, or to the historic town of Cefalu, Taormina, Etna and others.
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