Although the imposing cliff section at Maratea geograhpisch no longer part of the Cilento, he belongs to us - as for many other Southern experts - just yet for this Cilento.
Here, between Campania and Calabria in the south to the north, is the only access to the Tyrrhenian Sea of ??Basilicata. This 25 km long coastline is one of the last bathing paradises of southern Italy.
Crystal clear waters and lush vegetation from the beach up to the highest heights in the hinterland draw the landscape around the famous mountain town of Maratea.
The idyllic and yet - especially at night - incredibly vibrant Maratea with its narrow streets, plazas, bars and exquisite restaurants spread the magic of the Mezzogiorno. Over all, the most visible Redeemer statue perched on Monte San Biagio.
Beautiful sand and pebble beaches and gorgeous clean water load on the Costa di Maratea for sunbathing and swimming.
Particularly beautiful pebble beaches are at Marina di Maratea. With Castrocucco and its long sandy beach in the south end of this unique cliff section. A special feature of the Costa di Maratea, the black lava beaches with turquoise blue sparkling water, eg Cersuta.
From Maratea Porto from May to mid-October, boat trips and diving courses organized. The visit several fascinating limestone caves that are only accessible by sea, is also possible.
Maratea, the famous mountain town
In Maratea, 13 Founded century lies on the steep northern slopes of Monte S. Biágio. Center of the historic city center is Piazza Buraglia, from where the center of Maratea be very walkable. Stair streets to reach the Piazza S. Maria Maggiore with the Mother Church.
In the baroque monastery of the Convento dei Cappucini, located to the east just outside the old city, archaeological pieces are exhibited around that offer a glimpse into the ancient past of Maratea.
The 'Cristo di Maratea'
Starting from Maratea, a scenic road leads to Monte S. Biágio (624 m). There you will find the Sanctuary of S. Biágio, between the Basilian monks of the 6th and 7 Century built on the ruins of an ancient temple of Minerva, and in the 13th and 18 Was remodeled century. The Reggia capella the relics of the patron saint S. Biágio be stored, which is celebrated in early May for a week. On the way to the summit, on which there is the 21 meter high statue of Christ, you will pass the ruins of the oldest district of Maratea. From the top you have a beautiful view over the Costa di Maratea.
Parco del Pollino National Park:
With an area of ??almost second 000 km2, is located at the Pollino massif Parco del Pollino the largest national park in Italy. It offers ideal conditions for hiking and mountain biking. Still untouched nature and tranquil mountain locations provides a nice stay.
The guidebook "Cilento actively Costa di Maratea" by Peter Amann, you receive their free book Maratea, provides the best tours before (see below).
By the way: The Cilento National Park is only 30 km away from here.