The small medieval town situated on a 278 m Castellabate high mountain peak overlooking the sea with a lot of 'Belvedere'. The town grew around the fort built in 1123, the population served as protection against Saracen raids. Narrow lanes, bow passages, stairs labyrinthine paths lead through the intact "Centro Storico". Not for nothing Castellabate was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, the coastal towns of San Marco, Santa Maria di Castellabate and Ogliastro Marina have more to offer as wide sandy beaches. The heart of Santa Maria di Castellabate strikes a sandy bay which is surrounded in a semicircle of fishermen's houses, palaces and a venerable Aragonese coastal watchtower. Here, on the promenade and in the adjacent pedestrian zone, it can be wonderful stroll. A large park surrounding the Villa Matarazzo, taking place in the cultural events of all kinds. On the southern side of the peninsula is surrounded by greenery, the tranquil 100-strong village Ogliastro Marina, where there are some recommended fish restaurants. South of San Marco to offer attractive walks on the peninsula of Punta Licosa. Before the Cape Licosa is one of the two marine nature parks of Cilento. Particularly enchanting is the section between Punta and Punta Licosa Ogliastro. A hiking trail runs right by the sea here, partly shaded by pine trees, partly through fragrant macchia.