Sicily, 2700 years ago… Greek sailors land at Naxos, where they decide to found a new Athens. That’s how the island’s history begins, as a cultural mecca far from the Greek mainland, and later as the breadbasket of the Roman Empire. Its waters abound with the remains of the ancient trade network between Greece, Rome and Carthage, a testament to a time when Greco-Roman culture dominated the entire Mediterranean coast. With dedicated marine archaeologists and professional divers as your guides to this prolific island, discover delicately decorated ceramics, shipwrecks housing thousands of amphorae, as well as the port of Aci Trezza and the Bay of Giardini Naxos.
At a glance
Included in the offer
- 1 dive at Aci Trezza featuring ancient anchors, extended dive over amphorae dependent on skill level, all equipment included
- 4 dives, with all necessary equipment, including guide books and additional resources (min. 2 divers)
- Privately guided visit of the underwater ruins at the Archaeological Museum of Giardini Naxos
- Car rental for the whole trip, with all necessary insurances, GPS, unlimited mileage, no additional driver fee, and express pick-up
- 5 nights’ stay at a bed and breakfast/hotel, double room, with complimentary breakfast
- Day trip to explore another ancient Greek trading post, either Syracuse or Agrigento, with private tour guide
Flights, meals not indicated in the previous section, entry tickets to museums or archaeological zones at Syracuse and/or Agrigento, any other features already stated to be non-included
Our offer can be easily tailored to fit your needs and preferences. Want to add more dives, more visits or switch to a higher-class hotel? Take a look at our customizable services!
- DIVE SHOP
Your dive shop in Aci Trezza
1 dive featuring ancient anchors, at 10-12 m.
1 extended dive at 65 m over amphorae (dependent on skill level).
All equipment included
Your dive shop in Giardini Naxos
2×2 morning dives, with full briefing on dives and history.
1 privately guided visit of the underwater ruins at the Archaeological Museum of Giardini Naxos
All equipment included
Optional: More dives in and out of the archeological underwater park, SPEC PADI Underwater Archeology
Hotel ** (Aci Trezza)
Few minutes away from the seaside promenade, hotel with swimming pool, modern decoration with kitchenette and living room in some rooms. Parking available but with additionnal fees.
Bed & Breakfast (Taormina)
A few blocks from the historic heart of Taormina, accomodations with breathtaking views of the bay and Isola Bella, stylish decoration, private bathroom. Family atmosphere. Parking available but with additionnal fees.
Located 200 m away from the main gate to the historical heart of Taormina , great accomodations, with breathtaking views of the bay and perfect customer service. Parking available on reservation. Breakfast included.
Bed & Breakfast (Agrigento)
Near the archaeological museum with amazing views of the Valley of the Temples, comfortable rooms, modern design. Breakfast included
Located just before the bridge leading to Ortigia, quality hotel, with traditional decoration and family atmosphere. Parking available but on reservation, with additional fees.
Private guided tour of the archaelogical museum in Giardini Naxos
1 private guided tour of the “submerged ruins” section of the Archaeological Museum of Giardini Naxos, by a passionate scuba instructor/divemaster who participated in the discovery of these artefacts themselves.
Syracuse / Agrigento Tours
Six hours’ visit of Syracuse with the Archaeological Park, the Catacombs and Ortigia
Agrigento with the Valley of the Temples and the Archaeological Museum,
all on a private tour with a passionate and fascinating official guide, in the footsteps of the Greek colonies and more generally of Greek and Roman antiquity.
Option 1: An additional day of visit, in private visit mode of Syracuse or Agrigento.
Option 2: Tours of the 2 cities.
Option to rent a small car with GPS, all insurances included (refund of deductible, glass & windshield, tires, undercarriage, unlimited mileage, additional driver)
Friends & Family
A perfect destination whether you’re a couple, with friends or with children… Ask us about our selection of activities for adults and for children.