Discover Strongoli’s Surroundings

Allow the soul of the Greek side of Calabria to surprise yourself, with its sea, nature and millenary traditions in the territory of the Crotonese Marquisate. A land that runs from the endless beaches of the Ionian Sea to the hills, all the way up to the woods of the Silan hinterland, where you can spot much evidence of Magna Graecia and the beautiful medieval villages in the hinterland.

Nature Experiences

Quagmire And Muddy Beaches

Visit over fifteen kilometers of natural beaches of fine sand, surrounded by pine forests, Mediterranean maquis and strips of native woods (Pantanello).

Spas By The Sea

Water springs and sulphurous lakes will allow you to collect mud, which is very beneficial for the skin, since you can also use it on the beach instead of sun creams.

Trekking And Walks In The Sila National Park

Discovering almost unexplored springs and peaks, accompanied by expert naturalists. It is possible to choose between an easy touristic route (Not over 250 mt of difference in altitude) or a slightly more demanding one (500-1000 mt in difference). They are exciting and regenerating excursions of rare beauty. The Sila Plateau is the wooded and historical heart of Calabria, it extends between Catanzaro, Cosenza and Crotone, with its broadleaf forests, chestnut forests, conifer forests, and a maze of streams and watercourses.
The landscape of the Sila is still fascinating, wild and uncontaminated, and it contains a florist heritage of great scientific value, with over 900 different species.
The Sila Plateau comprises three parts: Sila Grande, Sila Piccola and Sila Greca, surrounded by a crown of mountains whose highest peak is Mount Botte Donato, which reaches 1928 meters of height.
The Sila National Park protects part of the mountain plateau, the oldest national park in Calabria and among the 5 oldest parks in Italy.

Kitesurfing And Windsurfing Courses

On the Caribbean beach of Crotone, near a deep blue sea, you’ll have the possibility to try individual and group lessons of kite and windsurfing. It’s perfect for those who want to treat themselves to a pinch of adrenaline even while on holiday!
You can either choose between basic and more advanced lessons, held by experienced instructors, available to teach you all the secrets behind these water sports.
The beach where the courses are held, is equipped with all comforts and equipment and safe thanks to a large dedicated area

Discover The Culture And History Of Calabria

The National Archaeological Museum Of Crotone

The medieval walled city houses the museum of Crotone, tight where the acropolis of ancient Kroton was, this important museum is among the richest in Calabria for the abundance of materials on display and for their historical and artistic value. It is therefore an obligatory stop to learn about the history and traditions of Magna Graecia, prehistory and the Iron Age. Don’t miss the remains of the Sanctuary of Hera Lacinia with its gold and bronze treasure, among which the Golden Diadem and a fascinating and mysterious bronze nuragic boat.

Archaeological Park And Museum Of Capo Colonna

Ten kilometers south of the city of Crotone, on the promontory of Capo Colonna where the great Heraion Lakinion used to be, the Archaeological Park of Capo Colonna stands today, built by the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Calabria. The Park extends for about 50 hectares, in one of the most important sacred areas of the entire Mediterranean basin: the sanctuary dedicated to Hera Lacinia, wife and sister of Zeus, protectress of pastures, women, female fertility, family and marriage.
Few remains of this sanctuary are still visible today, dominated by a “desolate ruin”. the only column of the temple that, defying the centuries, has stood there as a perennial testimony.
At the entrance of the Archaeological Park, you can now visit the new museum of Capo Colonna, where you will see exhibits found in the area.

Aragonese Castle Of Le Castella

A splendid military fortress in the municipality of Isola Capo Rizzuto, which is also suggestive for its triumphant position on a small island linked to the coast only by a thin tongue of land, has now become the symbol of cultural tourism in Calabria.
The fortress, built in the fifteenth century, is what remains of a vast area that was a real village with walls: the building never hosted the nobility of the place, but served as a shelter for soldiers engaged against attacks from the sea.
The important environmental context from which it is surrounded, the Marine Reserve of Capo Rizzuto, is the largest marine protected area in Italy, and also contributes to exalt the castle.

Museum Lilio Di Cirò

Museum dedicated to an exceptional cyrotian: the famous scientist Luigi Lilio (Aloysius Lilius), the inventor of the modern calendar that from 1582 onwards radically changed the way we scan days, months and years; the calendar then took the definition of Gregorian as approved during the papacy of Gregory XIII.
Some rooms of the museum are dedicated to Lilio and his research in astronomy and science; other rooms are dedicated to Luigi Siciliani, a man of letters, writer and politician originally from Cirò, who lived between the 800 and 900.

Food And Wine Itineraries

Visit To The Museum And To The Vineyards Of The Librandi Winery

An exciting eno-sensory journey into the beating heart of the Librandi winery, producer of top quality Calabrian wines, now sold all over the world. The company’s flagship product is Cirò red, Rose and white, a typical Calabrian grape variety. For over 100 years, the LIbrandi family has enhanced the grapes of local varieties, such as Gaglioppo or “black prince” grapes grown for hundreds of years in the area.

You can choose between a simple visit to the winery and a tasting of different wines of the company accompanied by specialties of the local culinary tradition, or to experience of a full day in the vineyards, with a lunch in the guesthouse and a relaxing walk between the rows.

Visit To The Winery And Oil Mill Of The Ceraudo Farm

Centuries-old olive trees stand side by side with the company’s vineyards that extend over 20 hectares overlooking the sea: since 1973 the Ceraudo family has been carrying on the project of organic farming, a method through which they produce excellent extra virgin olive oil and fine wines that benefit from the special microclimate of the nearby Ionian coast.
A visit to the farm’s grounds and the underground cellar is a journey into an oasis of natural beauty and richness of flavours, which tells the uniqueness of this territory.

Bike Tour Among The Vineyards

Cycling to a local winery for an interesting guided tour: the experience begins with a visit to the cellars accompanied by an in-depth study of winemaking techniques and ends with a tasting of the winery’s wines paired with local products.