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Sicily

Three-star hotel by a sandy beach
Stunning scenery, excursion to Mount Etna
Boat trip to explore the Aeolian islands

 
 
 
 
 

Explore a unique island

The natural wonder of Sicily is seen in a variety of landscapes, from the striking features of Mount Etna to the sandy beaches and clear blue seas.

After a successful first year in a new location, we are pleased to be returning to this attractive part of Sicily. Our three-star hotel is located on the edge of the town of Cefalu, arguably one of Italy's most beautiful seaside destinations. In the town centre, the attractive buildings with their terracotta roofs are embedded dramatically in the side of the hill, rising up from the beach. We can explore the interesting backstreets, shops and cafés, as well as the striking cathedral at the highest point, or relax on the sandy beach.


 
"We really got a feel for all the island had on offer"
Shereen, September 2019
 

Hotel above a sandy beach

The hotel has air conditioning in the bedrooms and wifi in the reception area, as well as a swimming pool. A series of steps wind their way down the cliff to the hotel's private, sandy beach at the bottom. The steps are always in the shade, making the walk down to the beach more pleasant.

A good number of the hotel rooms have a sea view. For a supplement of £49 per person for the week, the hotel can guarantee one of these rooms, otherwise they will allocate as many sea view rooms to our group as they have left when we arrive. 
 
 
 

Cruising to the islands

Our optional package of three excursions explores the different aspects of the island that make Sicily so appealing. We visit the Aeolian islands, Mount Etna and Monreale.


One advantage of our location in Cefalu is that the boat to the Aeolian islands departs from the town itself. On the island of Lipari, off the north coast of Sicily, we can explore the town with its picturesque harbour and attractive houses. We can visit the cliff-top citadel with its interesting museum, explore the island’s beaches or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. There is also the chance for us to enjoy island hopping as we take the ferry to the nearby island of Vulcano, known for its mud baths and dark volcanic rocks.

 
 

Mount Etna's striking landscape

Our journey right across to the southern side of the island allows us to enjoy more of its scenery along the way. Mount Etna is the highest volcano in Europe at 3350m, and is arguably the most impressive feature of Sicily. Parts of the area have been preserved for wildlife to flourish, while others are accessible to visitors, giving us the chance to explore the intriguing volcanic landscape and craters.


 

Monreale and the mountains

Monreale has an impressive cathedral from the 1100s with vibrant mosaics and striking architecture. The attractive Belvedere public gardens are free to enter and have a palace as their backdrop. 

On the same day, we travel to the attractive medieval village of Castelbuono in the mountainous Madonie national park. Why not visit the castle or one of its famous pastry shops?

After the day's activity, each evening we will have an opportunity to meet together for a helpful Bible talk.

 

Dates/Prices

All departures for this destination have been completed this year but please look here again soon for details of next year. (Summer dates are usually released towards the end of November and winter towards the end of May. If any dates are available sooner they will be shown on this page when they are confirmed).

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