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Location and characteristics of the Resort
Nestling between the centuries-old olive trees and the sea of the Vendicari Nature Reserve, a few kilometres from the historical centre of Noto, the capital of Baroque, the Zahir Countryhouse is a “Maison de Charme”. It is a magical place, for those looking for a vacation immersed in nature, in the quiet and uncontaminated countryside, in peace, to relax, eat good healthy food and to dedicate time to their wellbeing – a vacation for those searching for an authentic Sicilian experience and for those who love attention to detail. The Zahir Countryhouse is in fact furnished with antique furniture, blended together harmoniously with works of art and unique design features, some of which can be purchased from the Boutique Disìu.
The Sicilian countryside surrounding the house, rich in olive, almond, carob and citrus trees, seems almost to want to protect the tranquility that characterises the Resort. The guests can relax in the gardens, reading a book, listening to music, or admiring the numerous works of art and installations around the Resort and in the Soul Park, that is under construction.

THE BEACHES

The closest beach, Eloro, with golden sands and located inside the Vendicari Nature Reserve, is about 1500 metres from the house and can be reached by a private road either with the shuttle service that the Resort offers for guests, or by taking a 20-minute walk through the citrus trees and the typical Mediterranean bush vegetation.
All the beaches in the Vendicari Nature Reserve can be reached by car in 10-15 minutes. Those who prefer a beach with more services can opt for the more popular tourist beach of Marina di Noto, that is only 3 kilometres from the Resort. Alternatively, in 20-30 minutes by car, guests can arrive at the beaches of San Lorenzo, Marzamemi, Carratois, Porto Palo di Capo, Passero, and the Isola delle Correnti.

THE SURROUNDINGS

Five kilometres from the Resort is the town of Noto, the pearl of Sicilian Baroque. Also close and worth a visit is the Roman villa in Tellaro, with its magnificent multi-coloured mosaics.
Just 30-40 mins away by car guests can visit many interesting places, that each make up part of the rich history of Sicily: Marzamemi, Siracusa, Ortigia, Ragusa, Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli, Palazzolo Acreide, Cava Grande del Cassibile, Pantalica, etc.

FACILITIES

The Sicilian countryside surrounding the house, rich in olive, almond, carob and citrus trees, seems almost to want to protect the tranquility that characterises the Resort. There are many garden areas where guests can relax, read a book, listen to music, or admire the numerous works of art and installations around the Resort and in the Soul Park, that is under construction.
The Resort offers free parking and WiFi access, as well as use of the magnificent swimming pool, which has a salt cleaning system, with hydromassage and two multi-jet whirlpools, and a solarium with sunbeds for relaxing in the sun. Towels for the swimming pool are available free of charge.
The swimming pool is unsupervised and does not have a lifeguard service, so children under 16 must be supervised at all times. The maximum depth is 1.5 metres, so no diving is allowed.
The terrace, Talìa, is open to all guests, to admire the spectacular sunsets whilst enjoying the renowned Zahir aperitif, served every evening from 6-8pm.
The hotel offers a Concierge service available and willing to help with all your needs, to make your stay in Sicily an authentic, unique and unforgettable experience. We can help organise excursions in the countryside, visits to places of cultural interest and food and wine tours to local farms and vineyards. For a unique experience, we organise tours combining ancient grains and contemporary art, visiting flour mills and bread and pasta producers who use ancient Sicilian varieties of wheat, art galleries and artists studios.