Messina and Tyndaris day tour

Discover the Greek History of Messina on a Guided Day Tour to Tyndaris

Type: Small group tour (private options available)
Duration: 7 hours
Availability: Seasonal (please enquire for further information)
Special information: Entry to churches in Italy requires appropriate attire (no miniskirts, shorts or uncovered shoulders)


Discover the ancient sights of Tyndaris from Messina

Messina was once called Zancle by the Greeks due to its sickle-shaped harbour but today is more often called "the gate of Sicily", as it is the first city that visitors see when they arrive in Sicily from the Italian mainland. However, far from being a door to the other cities of Sicily, Messina itself has much to offer, such as its famous fountains. Tyndaris, meanwhile, is also known as Tindari, and sits 230 m above sea level on the head-land of Capo Tindari. This destination offers splendid views, beautiful statues and architecture and ancient ruins of a Greek city, making a day tour of Messina and Tyndaris a wonderful treat for anyone interested in the history of Sicily or simply wanting to enjoy a cultural day out.


Tour itinerary

This Messina and Tyndaris day tour allows you to discover the cities of Messina and Tyndaris in comfort and style as you will be treated to a special tour of the sights, with transportation between locations.

The trip starts with a tour of Messina - stops will be made at the following sights:

  • Church of San Francesco
  • Fountain of Neptune
  • National Museum 
  • City Hall
  • Church of the Annunziata dei Catalani
  • Piazza Duomo
  • Bell tower and Cathedral

After visiting Messina, the tour continues to Tyndaris, which sits on the northern coast of Sicily. The town is an ancient Greek colony founded in 396 BC and occupies a magnificent position that affords holidaymakers with a prime photostop and views of the Aeolian Islands. In recent times, the city has become known as a pilgrimage site, with pilgrims flocking to the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna.

If you have booked a Messina holiday with us and would like to add this tour, or you would like us to arrange any customised package or tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.