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Holiday houses & apartments in Cefalù

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Holiday apartments in Cefalù for a coastal vacation

With its famous cathedral, historic landmarks, excellent beaches, and the Madonie Natural Park, Cefalù is a delight for history lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The city, located in Italy’s northern Sicily region, is also close to other popular destinations such as Palermo. The many holiday apartments in Cefalù serve as the perfect base to explore the winding medieval streets lined with restaurants selling fresh seafood. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites, discover ruins from various historical periods, hike up the cliffs, and enjoy the gorgeous sea views. When you want a break from all the sightseeing, the seafront promenade is just the place for a leisurely stroll.

Experience Sicilian delights with Cefalù holiday homes

As a seaside town, Cefalù is popular for its long sandy beaches, warm waters for swimming, and seafood. Moreover, the historic city is rich in art and culture. With its diverse attractions and activities, the city is ideal for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo trip. In addition, its location makes it easy for visitors to explore nearby gems in Sicily, with many possible day trips from holiday apartments in Cefalù.

Places to visit while in Cefalù

A historic town, Cefalù is dotted with ancient structures, and the Cathedral of Cefalù is the most famous of these. Named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Norman structure also features Arab, Byzantine, and Roman elements in its architecture. Nearby, the Museo Mandralisca is home to interesting collections that were bequeathed to Cefalù by a private collector named Baron Enrico di Mandralisca. Exhibits in this museum include archaeological relics, natural history exhibits, antiques, and paintings, including the famous Portrait of a Man painted in 1465 by Antonello da Messina. After the sights, the Mazzaforno Beach is ideal for simply lazing around and enjoying your favourite cocktail at one of the many beach bars. The Settefrati Beach is perfect for family vacationers with its sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, and a restaurant serving Italian food.

Things to do in Cefalù for couples

The Rock of Cefalù is an iconic landmark and the site of the original town. The hike to the summit is a bit challenging, but the views on top are worth the effort. Enjoy the climb and explore the nearby ruins of Diana's Temple. Later, sit back and enjoy the views of the coast from this vantage point, 269m above sea level. Another place to visit is the Madonie Regional Natural Park where you can explore medieval villages, local wildlife, and a stunning mountain range. Hike the beautiful trails in summer, or go on a ski trip if you are visiting during the winter. Whatever the season, there are many local dishes like antipasti, seafood, and varieties of pizza to delight in. You can also hone your own cooking skills in the private kitchen of your Cefalù holiday home.

Why book a holiday apartment in Cefalù?

With so much to see and do in and around town, holiday homes in Cefalù make the perfect comfortable accommodation to come back to after a day of sightseeing and activities. At TUI Villas, you get the advantage of a large selection of quality options. There is an ideal Cefalù holiday apartment for your special requirements, be it a pet-friendly house, a romantic cottage with a sea view, or a large house with a private swimming pool to accommodate your entire family. Since all the landlords' credentials and properties are checked before they are listed on TUI Villas, getting a trustworthy vacation accommodation is guaranteed.

Destinations to explore around Cefalù holiday apartments

While staying at a holiday home in Cefalù, explore the welcoming sandy beach of Balestrate, a coastal town that is also home to Sicily’s second largest marina. Try some delicious ice-cream at a cafe, enjoy a picnic in the woods, and visit the beautiful Oratorio Chiesa Madre Sant'Anna Balestrate church. Head to Patti and visit the famous Ruins of Tindari, where you will also find an altar with a Black Madonna. Other things to see include the Roman Villa, dating back to the 4th century AD, the Diocesan Museum of Patti, and the medieval Patti Cathedral. At San Vito lo Capo, the stunning Mount Monaco overlooks the gorgeous beach area, and the town centre is home to attractions like the San Vito Sanctuary – a sacred building from the 15th century AD.

Reaching Cefalù from England

The nearest airport to Cefalù is Palermo airport. From here, it is approximately a 97km journey to Cefalù. Regular flights to Palermo are available from major cities in the UK, including London, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh. The cheapest way to travel to Cefalù from the airport is to take a bus to the Palermo Centrale railway station and then travel via train to Cefalù. Shared taxis bound for Cefalù are also available at the airport to travel. There is also a train route from London to Cefalù. However, it involves several changes and takes around 26 hours.

Weather in Cefalù and best times to visit

With a Mediterranean climate, Cefalù has mild winters and hot, dry summers. For travellers seeking a beach holiday with plenty of sunshine and water activities, July and August are the best months for a trip. The sunny weather makes summer a popular season among visitors, and holiday apartments in Cefalù are often in high demand at these times. So if you are planning to visit during these months, booking your accommodation in advance is a good idea. For those seeking a quiet escape, consider travelling in the shoulder months of April and May, or September and October. The weather is still warm enough and the shops remain open, but the crowds start thinning out. You can also get good deals on Cefalù holiday homes during these months.

Location reviews

Total rating of Cefalù

4.4 out of 5 (156 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Cefalù 

  • 4.0 out of 5
    Customer Urlaubsgast wrote
    on 22/10/2018

    “There were no recreational opportunities except the beach. The city can only be reached by car. Nice shops and restaurants but very expensive.
    There were several attractions but everything only by car.”

    This review has been given for property no. 766271 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    Customer Werner wrote
    on 08/10/2018, travel period: September 2018

    “After Cefalu about 10 km.”

    This review has been given for property no. 657134 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    A customer has submitted the following rating
    on 23/09/2018

    highly recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 481204

  • 4.0 out of 5
    A customer has submitted the following rating
    on 20/08/2018

    less recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 1335663

  • 4.0 out of 5
    Customer Tom wrote
    on 13/06/2018, travel period: June 2018

    “Restaurants, history, excellent beaches. Lots of atmosphere, a place that people live in not just a holiday resort. The other side of town around the marina is not so nice and a bit smelly. A good location for seeing a lot of the island with Etna, Agrigento and Taormina all within 2-3 hours and Palermo an hour away.”

    This review has been given for property no. 633631


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  • Cefalù, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 697492
    from USD 528
    for 1 week
    Approx. 55 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 500 m,
  • Cefalù, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 5 persons

    Property no. 1413240
    from USD 551
    for 1 week
    Approx. 90 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Wifi, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 50 m
  • Cefalù, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 919187
    from USD 472
    for 1 week
    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 2 km,
  • Cefalù, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 7 persons

    Property no. 1011112
    from USD 1,056
    for 1 week
    Approx. 80 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 100 m,
    4.7 out of 5 (3 Customer reviews)
  • Cefalù, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday home for max. 3 persons

    Property no. 1306059
    from USD 528
    for 1 week
    Approx. 60 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 1.5 km, sea approx. 2 m, ,
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    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 1223895
    + 2 more
    from USD 609
    for 1 week
    Approx. 45 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 500 m,
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    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 970135
    from USD 771
    for 1 week
    Approx. 90 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 100 m,
    4.0 out of 5 (1 Customer review)
  • Cefalù, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 1470733
    from USD 509
    for 1 week
    Approx. 50 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, Wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property
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    Studio for max. 3 persons

    Property no. 1481565
    from USD 488
    for 1 week
    Approx. 30 m², 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Complete Wifi coverage, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 100 m
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    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 1373191
    from USD 812
    for 1 week
    Approx. 80 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 20 m,
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    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 918937
    from USD 935
    for 1 week
    Approx. 70 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 300 m,
  • Cefalù, Sicily (North coast of Sicily)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 1221976
    from USD 690
    for 1 week
    Approx. 80 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 10 m,
    4.0 out of 5 (1 Customer review)
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