Giardini Naxos, founded in 735 B.C, were the first Greek colony in Sicily and named Naxos after an island in the Aegean Sea.
Giardini-Naxos is the next town along the coast from Taormina, in the direction of Catania.
Naxos in the mid-19th century it became independent from Taormina under the name of Giardini Naxos. The word "Giardini" in Italian means "Gardens", it was given this name after the citrus groves in the region.
Giardini Naxos has two beaches, one is called the Recanati Beach and the other is the one in the center, at the main beach road, Lungomare.
The beach of Naxos is the longest coastline, where you can also find long stretches of free beach. From the beach you will have the view of Taormina and Mount Etna.