Giglio Porto (the meaning of the name is Giglio’s harbour) is settled on the east side of the Island: you can reach it by ferry from Porto Santo Stefano. Its origins are ancient, since there still are traces of the old Roman port.
Nowadays, the port of the Giglio Island is a small, coloured village facing the sea, with two lighthouses and the old Saracen tower (“Torre del Saraceno”). It’s the heart of the island, especially during the summer, when all shops, bars and restaurants are open until night. In Giglio Porto you can find all the main services, such as banks, the post office, the pharmacy and, as said above, motorcycles/cars/bikes or boat rental. From the island’s harbour, some of the Giglio’s best beaches are easily reachable: Cannelle, Caldane and Arenella.