For the perfect amalgamation of Greek and Italian culture, the Mediterranean island of Sicily is definitely worth a visit. It’s beautiful, the weather is almost always great, with deep winter never going below the 10°C mark. But being one of the biggest islands in Europe, it can be difficult to pick a spot to stay in Sicily. Luckily, we have several picks of luxury hotels in Sicily for you to stay in.

These hotels are a blend of the best spots in Sicily to be at. From the city area in Palermo to the hilly areas of Taormina and the coastal ruins of Syracuse, there are many stunning landscapes to be found in this large island. There are even hotels situated within vineyards, bringing you closer to Sicilian wine right from the source. Needless to say, the luxury hotels in Sicily are gorgeous, ranging from modern designs to grandiose, aristocratic ones.

While in Sicily, there are several things that you’ll need to do. Visit the largest active volcano in Europe by either climbing it or skiing down its peak during winter. Mount Etna is a major tourist attraction, but you can also view it from afar via the cable cars some 3,000 metres away.

Next, you must get to know Sicily’s Greek culture by visiting the Valley of the Temples, an archaeological park with remains from eight temples that were built between the 5th and 6th century BC. This park is the largest archaeological site in the world. Also worth visiting is the Villa Romana del Casale, home to some of the most stunning mosaics in the world. Of course, you can’t miss out Sicily’s beaches. One of the more notable beaches to visit include Cefalù, where Cinema Paradiso, a 1988 Italian movie was filmed.

Now that you’ve gotten your itinerary settled, it’s time to take on the difficult task of picking which luxury hotel in Sicily to stay in.