Syracuse is not a beach town, nevertheless it is surrounded by beautiful green/turquoise water and there are a few placed with a short stretch of beach or build scaffold "beaches". People sunbathe on their boats or at the rocks close to shore.
It has been years since I felt the Mediterranean water, and after a few days of being there I decided to go for a swim each morning to wake me up. It made me wish I would live in a place where I could do this every day. It is such a great way to start of the day.