Holiday houses in Balestrate & holiday apartments in Balestrate

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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 (89 Customer reviews)
1 The holiday homes and apartments in in Balestrate have been rated by 89 customers, scoring 4.3 out of 5 houses, on average.

Location reviews

Total rating of Balestrate

4.2 out of 5 (100 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Balestrate 

  • 3.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Pietro wrote
    on 07/08/2016, travel period: July 2016

    “The country of Balestrate is not 'much' but 'in a great location as a "base" for visiting western Sicily. You can 'do in Balestrate sea and visit with rapid shifts Palermo, Segesta, Selinunnte, San Vito lo Capo, Trapani, Erice, Marsala .... Do not miss the deli and bakery Bar Paradise.”

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

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 11/07/2016, travel period: July 2016

    “A supermarket is just a minute's walk from the house. Also close by are just around the corner several smaller cafes and restaurants. The beautiful beach is only a few hundred meters from the house.”

    This review has been given for property no. 636865 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 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
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 02/07/2016

    “Balestrate is a small, friendly place with many shops and restaurants. There is a wonderful beach with sand and clear water. At night you can watch a hustle and bustle in Balestrate and meet friendly people. Balestrate is also a good starting point to Erice, San Vito lo Capo, Castellammare del Golfo and Palermo to visit.”

    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

  • 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


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  • Property no. 458269
    from GBP 457
    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
    18 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 188868
    from GBP 302
    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
    12 Customer reviews
    There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
  • Property no. 604638
    from GBP 233
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 70 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, shingle beach approx. 300 m, sea approx. 900 m,
    There are 4 further property types with 4 accommodations for this complex
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  • Property no. 917904
    from GBP 274
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), cable TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, non-smoking property
  • Property no. 257997
    from GBP 241
    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. 1126224
    from GBP 259
    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, TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 400 m
  • Property no. 1143790
    from GBP 431
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Approx. 120 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 3 km
  • Property no. 1128463
    from GBP 319
    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. 432452
    from GBP 233
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 7 persons

    Approx. 90 m², 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 1.3 km
    3.5 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 463105
    from GBP 247
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 7 persons

    Approx. 110 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, washing machine, beach approx. 300 m
  • Property no. 463116
    from GBP 247
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 adults + 1 child

    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), digital TV, washing machine, beach approx. 300 m
  • Property no. 1025069
    from GBP 477
    for 1 week

    Balestrate, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, washing machine, beach approx. 500 m,
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