It was a Greek colony, Tyndareus, founded by the tyrant of Syracuse Dionysius the Elder in 396 a.c. The position of Tindari is strategic, from here you can check the entire stretch of sea between the Aeolian Islands and Messina.
On the top of Tindari, visible from afar, there is a sanctuary where a black Byzantine Virgin is housed and is a destination for religious pilgrimages.
At the peak you can see the Marinello lakes, small pools of water that always change shape.
Archaeologically it is a very rich area: you can visit the fortification walls built at the time of Dionysius the Elder, a complete district of Terme, residences and a patrician house of Romanesque times and the Greek theater.