Letojanni is a small town which is usually considered as the northern suburb of Taormina area. Travelers who want to stay close to Taormina and still enjoy the beach often choose Letojanni as a more economic option to Taormina.
Among the negative points for those considering Letojanni – last years in June there were quite a few days with jellyfish near the shore and the sea is generally colder there than in many other parts of Sicily (this is valid for Taormina coast in general), so don’t expect high water temperatures earlier than late June.
The beach in Letojanni is a pebble beach with medium size stones and not really a shallow coastline. The access to the sea is pretty steep which may be a problem for small kids (the slope in Giardini Naxos area is more gentle in this sense).
Most of the vacation rentals in Letojanni are in the residential area right outside the bustling center. Italians prefer these parts as parking is easier and there is more space.
Expect really many fellow tourists in the second part of July and especially August.
Though the town is really lively (especially in summer), it is less famous for nightlife than its neighbor Giardini Naxos, but the dining options are multiple and connection to Taormina is relatively easy (expect Sicilian timings for public transportation).
Capo dei Greci in Sant Alessio and a few other discos and La Giara, Septimo and Panasia in Taormina are all within 15 min drive.
Day trips from Letojanni
- Naxos archeological site
- Forza d’Agro
- Mainland Italy is within easy reach via a ferry from Messina
Activities and Sports
- Beach fun
- “God Father” sites nearby