Naxos Siceliotes was the first Greek colony in Sicily.
Today Giardini Naxos is a modern touristic city Features:
The remains of the ancient city in the Archaeological Park, the Historical Museum of Naxos, the fishing port.
For night lovers, this city, where are the majority of hotels and campsites in the area, has many "nightclub" and bars.
All of them stay open very late at night In front of Aci Trezza the "Faraglioni" or islands of the Cyclops.
These basaltic rocks, according to legend, were launched by Poliphème, son of Poseidon, on Ulysses during his escape after it burst him the eye.
"The earth trembles" by Luchino Visconti (terra trema) was shot in the village between 1947 and 1948.
Reward at the Venice Film Festival in 1948, this film will be released in France in 1952.
Careful and realistic chronicle of a small Sicilian fishing village, La Terra Trema denounces capitalist exploitation and misery that drift.
GIARDINI NAXOS Distance from Casa Gallida = 16 km = 20 mn (Giardini Naxos)
MARINA DI COTTONE Distance from Casa Gallida = 10 km = 15 mn (Marina di Cottone)
ACITREZZA "FARRAGLIONI" Distance from Casa Gallida = 40 km = 45 mn (Cyclops rocks)