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Sicilian holiday home vacation

Sicily is one of Italy’s most charming and popular travel destinations. The Mediterranean’s largest island is diverse, offers beautiful beaches and great little cities but also space for exciting cultural discoveries and excursions. A holiday home is the perfect way to discover the charms of Sicily. atraveo offer for Sicily comprises of more than 1,800 holiday apartments and more than 850 holiday houses. Here you can enjoy a tranquil atmosphere in a beautiful surrounding. Many of the holiday apartments and houses are situated near a beach and offer a private pool. This gives you the option of a swim in private atmosphere which hotels in popular tourist destinations cannot offer you. With atraveo you can choose between a holiday on a typical Sicilian country estate with organic farming and horse riding, a luxurious villa or a comfortable holiday apartment in one of the coastal towns such as Taormina or the capital Palermo. Just be inspired by the huge offer and look for your dream holiday home for your next vacation on Sicily.

Typical Sicily: Fuming volcanoes and the blue sea

In order to discover the diversity of Sicily you can rent a car and go on discovery tour by yourself or alternatively opt for a coach trip with tour guide. The volcano Mount Etna in the north of Sicily is with its frequent small eruptions Europe’s highest and most active volcano as well as the island’s most renowned sight. Furthermore it can even be ascended with experienced guides. An experience no holiday maker on Sicily should miss. Next to Mount Etna also Mount Stromboli carries its own fascination. The volcano is situated on the small same named island which is part of the Aeolian Islands and is permanently active. In irregular but short intervals there are smaller eruptions which offer a quite spectacular and breathtaking sight especially at dusk.

You can discover the sea not only from Sicily’s beaches relaxed during a great beach vacation but also in an active way on boat trips or diving. Off Sicily there are still some larger coral reefs and a large variety of fish that are at home in their original underwater habitat.

Discover Sicily's towns from a holiday home

On Sicily one can discover many lovely cities and small villages. Always worth a trip is the city Taormina, which can proudly look back on many famous visitors. Oscar Wilde, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant are just few of those who treasured the charm of this city with its many typical Sicilian restaurants and shopping options. The Villa del Casale, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, with its beautiful mosaics and other impressive Roman ruins are popular cultural tourist attractions. Also worth a visit is the city Palermo with its cathedral and pretty squares and parks as well as the famous catacombs of the Capuchin monastery. Further interesting cities on Sicily with many tourist attractions include Catania, Messina, Ragusa, Trapani, Agrigento and Syrakus.

Sicily's culinary specialities

Sicily’s cuisine is as diverse as the island itself. The history of Sicily’s ice cream dates back to the Roman Age. According to tradition it was invented at the foot of Mount Etna when sweet beverages that came from Arabia to the island were mixed with the ice of the volcano’s peak. The result was a sweet delicacy. Respectively the range of ice cream creations which can be enjoyed in the hot summer climate of the island is delicious and diverse.

Also Sicilian pastries are known to be delicious. Great wines are grown on Sicily, as well as figs, tangerines, mulberries, peaches, apricots, melons and many more which can be bought fresh at the regional markets.

Enjoying the Mediterranean climate

The climate on Sicily is primarily mild and sunny. During winter the temperature seldom drops below zero degrees. The most popular tourist season is due to the often very hot and dry summer the springtime, especially April and May, and the late summer between September and the beginning of November. Usually the temperatures in the heartland are lower as the regions are at a higher altitude than the coastal areas.  

By plane to Sicily

You either travel by plane or with your car to your holiday home vacation on Sicily. International airports with regular flights are available to Palermo, Catania and Trapani. Whilst on the island it is recommended to hire a car in order to reach the holiday home easily and to explore the region. Alternatively most of the larger holiday resorts – especially those close to the sea – are usually quite well connected to public transport.

Journey with the car and ferry to to the holiday apartment on Sicily

Those who want to travel with their own car can either drive down to southern Italy in two to three days or shorten the journey by combining it with booking a passage on a ship. Those who drive the whole route will have to take the ferry in the south of Calabria from San Giovanni to Messina which connects the mainland with Sicily in just 30 minutes. Alternatively you could choose a night ferry instead of the long drive through Italy which runs from the north Italian port Livorno or Genoa to Palermo and Catania.

Reviews from our customers

4.3 out of 5 (86 Customer reviews)
1 The holiday homes and apartments in in Balestrate have been rated by 86 customers, scoring 4.3 out of 5 houses, on average.

Location reviews

Total rating of Balestrate

4.2 out of 5 (97 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Balestrate 

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 09/07/2016

    “Balestrate is a small cheerful town with three supermarkets and a few lovely restaurants, a picturesque square and a lovely pier. There is a wonderful place with homemade Italian ice cream and a tourist train that will take you around the entire city for a laughable 1.50EUR. Definitely worth as a holiday destination, it is full of life and the people were SO kind.”

    This review has been given for property no. 188868

  • 5.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Jan wrote
    on 01/07/2016, travel period: June 2016

    “A small living village. Walking distance to the risers via the beach. Small shops along the main street, bread in a meat at the butcher, etc., it takes time but is cozy. And, shops siesta closes. Jättefina beaches.”

    This review has been given for property no. 458269 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Swedish. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 06/06/2016, travel period: May 2016

    “Balestrate is a small sleepy and still verschonter touristic place with a great beach, which is used on weekends by the inhabitants. From Monday to Thursday we had the umbrellas and chairs to ourselves. All-day 10 € 1 umbrella and 2 deckchairs, from 14: 00h € 5. Small supermarkets, fruit and vegetable shops, restaurants, ice cream parlors and Panetteria are plentiful. Pizza and pasta are recommended genuine in the restaurants. Fresh fish buys you (is optional whether or not filleted) and prepares it himself rather too !!

    The road conditions outside the highways and the "highways" are to be designated simply as catastrophic for our standards. Therefore ... always nice to use the "big" roads !! Trips by car worthwhile to Palermo, Erice, Trappani with ferry to the islands is a must, Cefalu and Segesta should take with. about 4 hours Driving - - Anyone curious to removal, also Etna can or a trip to Stromboli day trip from 05: 00h - 01: 00h take in attack.”

    This review has been given for property no. 1143836 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 21/05/2016, travel period: May 2016

    “Great beach for a beach holiday, cars should be available, then also many attractions (Palermo, Agrigento, San Vito lo Capo) are easy to reach from Balestrate. The place seemed in May still quiet and sleepy, in the season it is but there well prepared for many guests.”

    This review has been given for property no. 188868 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 1.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Evelyn wrote
    on 05/04/2016

    “Unfortunately, the beach is totally dirty, garbage everywhere, beside the road ... no matter where you look rubbish - people do nothing for the environment ... not only in Bales Trade !! The landscape in general is beautiful, the only place where no waste has been, is the nature reserve Etna because it was gorgeous !!”

    This review has been given for property no. 644364 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language


This is how holiday rental owners described Balestrate

Balestrate, with its 7000 inhabitants, is a typical Sicilian seaside town. And it is located only 40 km west of Palermo in the middle of the famous Gulf of Castellammare. With the connectivity to the highway (highway exit 2 miles away) it is very convenient to get there by car. ...
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You can reach Balestrate from Palermo Airport and from Trapani Airport by highway. Distance to Palermo Airport is 25 km (no aircraft noise!) and Trapani Airport 50 km. Our venue is at the highway exit - so you don’t have to search for long time. No parking problems. Highway is free of cost.
The vibrant life pulsates in the streets of Balestrate. The bars offer the most delicious dolci, gelati and espressi. In the restaurants you can enjoy Sicilian cuisine, whether frutti di mare, pasta, pizza or meat and a vino di casa. If you enjoy cooking, you have the opportunity every day to buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen or fresh vegetables and fruits from the farmers. The friendliness and pleasant nature of its people make the tourists feel native. There is no mass tourism in Balestrate. With its location directly near sea and its marina, Balestrate offers optimum conditions for motor sports and fishing, and its long kilometres of fine sandy beaches with turquoise water invite you for surfing and diving. You can hire sun loungers and parasols on the beach, but there are also many open beaches. Art lovers visit churches and town squares at their own cost. The landscape around Balestrate is characterised by olive groves, wheat and vegetable fields, citrus groves and vineyards. Balestrate is very centrally located for visiting the various attractions whether by car, bus or train.
We have prepared trip schedules for our guests, indeed, to the most beautiful places here in north-western Sicily.
Palermo / Monreale 40 km, Trapani / Erice 45 km, Segesta 20 km, Lo Zingaro 25 km, Selinunte 50 km. You can also book organised day tours in Balestrate.
We arrange for your transfer to and from the airport - we would be glad to give you more detailed information.


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source: Mazzola
Balestrate with its 7000 inhabitants is a friendly city. And only 40 km west of Palermo in the middle of the Gulf of Castellammare. Distance from Palermo airport 30 km (no aircraft noise!). The entertainment in the streets with many restaurants, bars and shops. The friendly nature and nice people ...
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makes tourists feel native. The location directly on the seafront and the marina, Balestrate optimal conditions for motor sports and fishing, and its miles of sandy beaches with turquoise waters invite for surfing and diving. Art lovers also get their money in churches and town squares. The landscape around Balestrate is characterized by olive groves, wheat fields and vegetable, citrus orchards and vineyards. Balestrate is located to explore the many sights by car or train. Palermo / Monreale 40 km from Trapani / Erice 45 km, 20 km Segesta.
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source: Bologna
The small Sicilian coastal town of Balestrate is located in the heart of the Golfo di Castellammare area and has several lovely sandy beaches, one of which stretches all the way to Castellammare del Golfo, a famous coastal town with a lovely little harbor. In the summer period you will ...
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find some lido's, but the biggest part of Balestrate's beaches have free access.

Along the corso, the Via Madonna del Ponte, you will find several bars where you can have a real Italian breakfast with a cornetto (a croissant filled with cream, marmalade or sweet ricotta cheese) and a cappuccino. You can also try homemade ice-cream in a bun, which is typical for the south part of Italy. If you'd like to give it a try you just order a brioche con gelato, you won't be disappointed! Most of the town's shops, cafés and super markets are located along or close to the corso. In the heart of Balestrate you will find the town square and the recently renovated church.

Balestrate is also a great holiday location thanks to its favorable geographic position. Located between Palermo and Trapani, it is easily reachable from the harbors and airports of these two cities. There are many direct and cheap flights available to Trapani or Palermo. Balestrate is also an excellent starting point for visiting all cultural attractions in the area, like the medieval town of Erice, the temple and amphitheatre of Segesta, the archeological park in Selinunte, the salt pans (saline) near Marsala, the cathedral of Monreale, Palermo, Castellammare del Golfo and many more!

You will find additional information on the pages titled beach, culture, nature and cuisine under the menu item the area.
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source: Pirrone

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  • Property no. 458269
    from GBP 495
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, sandy beach approx. 300 m,
    4.8 out of 5
    17 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 188868
    from GBP 256
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 95 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, beach approx. 200 m,
    5.0 out of 5
    11 Customer reviews
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
  • Property no. 774888
    from GBP 210
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Complete WLAN coverage, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 1 km
    4.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 945126
    from GBP 461
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 4 km
    There are 2 further property types with 2 accommodations for this complex
  • Property no. 469012
    from GBP 286
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), digital TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 400 m,
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
    There are 3 further property types with 3 accommodations for this complex
  • Property no. 1123003
    from GBP 171
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 90 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), cable TV, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 1.1 km,
  • Property no. 257997
    from GBP 213
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 120 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, beach approx. 500 m
    5.0 out of 5
    4 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 871777
    from GBP 213
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, digital TV, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 800 m
  • Property no. 1126224
    from GBP 256
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 400 m
  • Property no. 1128463
    from GBP 316
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 100 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 100 m,
  • Property no. 775341
    from GBP 213
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 2 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 60 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, beach approx. 300 m, sea approx. 400 m
  • Property no. 1126677
    from GBP 367
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 7 persons

    Approx. 100 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 20 m,
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
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