A legend about the origins of Sant'Agata di Militello holds that a group of fishermen from Catania were saved from a shipwreck and, to thank their patron saint, founded this town and named it after her. The castle, a fortified building of imposingly severe architecture, dominates the town and the sea beyond. Around it, centuries ago, a fishing and farming village grew, and since then this town has been linked equally to the sea and the land. The port at Sant'Agata is one of the island's most important, a place where people arrive and from where they leave, a place for the start of a journey that maintains the flavor of ancient seafaring. Lastly, don't miss your opportunity for an evening stroll along the promenade, serenaded by crashing waves as you watch the lights dance in reflection upon the water.