Cruise Port Atlas | Taormina (Sicily), Italy Map | Location
View of Taormina from Naxos

Taormina (Sicily), Italy Port | Map | Location

Tender dock: Naxos Giardini

Cruise lines that visit Taormina / Naxos Giardini: Star Clippers, Voyages to Antiquity, Windstar, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Paul Gauguin, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Holland America

Key Attractions: Greek Theater, Isola Bella Park, Giardini-Naxos Beaches, Recanati Beach, Mazzeo Beach, Letojanni Beach, Spisone Beach, Mount Etna, Catania, Acireale, Messina

Taormina is a popular tourist destination with an ancient and storied history. The small town sits 650 feet above the sea with commanding views of the harbor at Giardini Naxos, the Isola Bella Park, and Mount Etna in the distance. The most famous attraction is the so-called Greek Theater which was likely built by Romans, but using a Greek style of design. This is great town to relax, shop, eat and drink, but walking around the hilly streets may not be easy. Tours of Mount Etna Park are the most popular. The active volcano offers a variety of experiences from hikes to 4X4 treks to visits to inactive craters. The cities of Messina and Catania offer additional attractions. Catania has a UNESCO World Heritage site with wonderful Baroque homes and churches built after an earthquake leveled the city. Messina offers a beautiful Romanesque cathedral and other historic buildings and structures, many from the Renaissance.ce.

Photo of Taormina by Poudou99

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: Italian

Secondary Languages:

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens


Geography and Population

Map of Region with Port, Airport and Attractions

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Taormina is on the eastern coast of Sicily on a promontory above the Ionian Sea just north of the port town of Giardini Naxos where tenders dock. Taormina has a population of just over 10,000.


How Far?

Your ship will likely offer a free shuttle into Taormina. Taxis are very expensive in Italy so your best option is to use the transportation provided by your cruise line or pre-arrange tours with local companies.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
(Giardini) Naxos Tender Dock Taormina (Greek Theater) 8 KM 15 minutes  
Naxos Tender Dock Isola Bella Park 5.5 KM 8 minutes  
Naxos Tender Dock Messina 55 KM 40 minutes  
Naxos Tender Dock Mt. Etna Park 30 KM 33 minutes  
Naxos Tender Dock Catania International Airport 61 KM 45 minutes 64 Euros
Naxos Tender Dock Catania 46 KM 40 minutes 128 Euros r/t
Naxos Tender Dock Acrieale 35 KM 33 minutes  

Local Services - AddressesStairway in Taormina


Hospital San Vincenzo Taormina, Contrada Sirina, 98039 Taormina, 4 kilometers, 10 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Banco Popolare di Lodi, Via Lungomare Naxos, 20, 98035 Giardini Naxos, walking distance from tender dock

Post Office

Poste Italiane, Via Naxos, 151, 98035 Giardini Naxos, 1 KM, 3 minutes

Port and Berths

Cruise Ship BerthsTaormina Piazza

Cruise Ships anchor in the bay at Giardini Naxos and passengers are tendered into Naxos.

Port Address

Lungomare Schiso, 98035 Giardini Naxos ME

Photo of Taormina Stairway by Giovanni Dall'Orto
Photo of Taormina Piazza by Mac9