Here are Some Good Reasons for Choosing to Take a Self Catering Holiday in Sicily
No matter where you choose to establish your base for your Sicilian vacation, every part of the island holds some treasure or other and you can rest assured that anywhere you go you will find beautiful locations where there is always plenty to see and do. While it is the largest island in the Mediterranean, because of its moderate size (9,927 sq mi) it can be explored and traversed easily – preferably by car so you can visit at your own pace all the secluded spots not frequented by the majority of tourists. On top of that, all the best spots lie in proximity to each other, so for example you can travel cross-country from the Eastern coast of Catania or Taormina to the Western coast of Agrigento within only a 2 or 2 ½ hr drive respectively (distance is 222 km from Taormina). Sicily self catering holiday rentals are available in every part of the island; check out Wishsicily for your preference of a villa by the beach, on the coast, in the country or in the Aeolian and Egadi islands.
The advantages of self-catering in Sicily centre on the budget-friendly aspect and added luxuries to make your vacation stay more comfortable and relaxing. The prices are exceptionally good due to the fact that these holiday villas are rented directly from local owners- and top resources like Wishsicily are very valuable because they work in tandem with the local tourist business to sustain the communities and promote the growth and prosperity of the local economy. For a sunny summer holiday choose a villa with direct access to the beach, like Lisca Bianca (near Trapani on the North West coast), located only a few steps from San Vito lo Capo- one the top beaches in the whole of Sicily. It has 3 bedrooms, 6 sleeps, and 2 bathrooms, a beautiful spacious terrace with sea-views, and is only a few hundred meters away from the village. The setting is exceptional and is offered at a price of E120 X night. From there you can easily travel to nearby exotic and nature-filled locations like the Temple of Segesta, the Zingaro Nature Reserve, the hilltop town of Erice, Scopello and the Egadi Islands off the coast.
A quiet and peaceful stay in the countryside at Villa ai Mulini (set in the middle of the Madonie Mountains with a scenic view of the rolling hills, farmhouses and hilltop villages surrounding the region) is another perfect choice when opting for self-catering Sicily holidays. At E192 x night and with 3 bedrooms, 7 sleeps and 3 bathrooms, a private swimming pool with large terrace, sunbeds, and a splendid Mediterranean garden it is highly convenient for families or friends seeking an authentic rural Sicilian retreat. The beaches of Cefalù and Lascari are also a short distance to the North so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Other self-catering accommodations in Sicily can also be found in the islands of the Aeolian archipelago. Ulivo di Pollara, in Pollara on the island of Salina, is a lovely villa overlooking the sea and with direct access to the bay. Built in traditional Aeolian style, it provides an exquisite opportunity to savour the rustic and folkoristic character of the local atmosphere. With views of the Alicudi and Filicudi islands over the horizon, at E160 x night, you can relax surrounded by exotic Mediterranean vegetation and amidst plantations of Malvasia grapes and capers. You can dine on the spacious terraces of the property and sip a sunset cocktail sitting on the characteristic ‘Bisuoli’- built-in majolica-tiled benches proper to true Aeolian architectural style.