Here are some good reasons.
Surrounded by three different seas, Sicily is the largest of all Mediterranean islands with almost a thousand kilometres of coastline. It is renowned for its magical sandy beaches, contrasting sharply with its more rugged landscape featuring the Etna and Stromboli volcanoes.
It is said that the beauty of its Greek ruins may surpass the ones found in Greece itself. In fact, stunning Syracuse was once one of the most important Greek cities. And did you know that Sicily is also the birthplace of famous mathematician Archimedes?
Palermo, Sicily's capital, is home to Teatro Massimo, the largest opera house in the country, and can be described as a melting pot of styles.
Amazing Taormina, built on the side of a mountain, is a popular destination. It is an interesting combination of designer shops and busy restaurants mixed with a spectacular ancient theatre and medieval churches.
For fans of water-based activities, Sicily is the place to be. Snorkelling, catamaran excursions, stand up paddling, wake-boarding,... Everything is on offer. Perhaps you will even be brave enough to give cliff diving a go with the locals?