With over eighty kilometres of coastline, which extend wild and unspoilt along the lower Jonio, Locride represents one of the major tourist and cultural attractions in Calabria.
With scattered ancient vestiges of Magna Graecia – here, the poleis of Locri Epizefiri and Kaulon stood - Locride, with its forty-two municipalities, offers the travellers multiple possibilities to make one’s stay a unique experience.
Whether it is visiting the remains of the ancient temple on the Monasterace marina, attending one of the international concerts of Roccella Jazz or the folk music of the Kaulonia Taranta Festival, wherever you find yourself in this territory, the combination of nature, art, and history, and the sense of hospitality, turns out to be the key to immersing yourself in the discovery of a region that has ancient roots.
If the Costa dei Gelsomini is the main centre for those who love beaches and the crystal-clear sea, the rugged mountain hinterland offers new opportunities to discover.
Polsi and its Sanctuary dedicated to Madonna della Montagna, the Byzantine itineraries of Staiti, the ancient systems of control and communication of the dozens of towers and castles, the Cathedral of Gerace, an early medieval jewel studied all over the world, are just some of the example of the treasures waiting to be discovered.
The offering of food and wine worthily completes the riches that the area has to offer, from the Greco di Bianco wine, to cured meats and cheeses, such as the Caciocavallo di Ciminà, a type of cheese, still produced today according to the ancient traditions of the Aspromonte shepherds.
Gioiosa Jonica: one of the beauties from Magna Grecia
Overlooking the ancient Ionian Sea routes, in the eastern part of the metropolitan city, Gioiosa Jonica is one of the most memorable centres of Magna Grecia. It is a lively and heartfelt memory thanks to the coexistence of millenary traditions with a contemporary world made of fun, culture, and hosp [...]
Siderno: not only the sea
In the heart of Locride, between Roccella and Locri, Siderno is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Metropolitan Area of Reggio Calabria. However, it is not only a seaside destination; it is also a fascinating medieval village overlooking the sea at 192 metres high. Its centre is characte [...]
The rock of Jazz
Overlooking a gentle curve on the Costa dei Gelsomini, Roccella Ionica is mirrored on a band of the Ionian so clean and crystalline clear that it has won several blue flags and other important environmental awards.
Surrounded by a beach of fine white sand and rolling green hills, the to [...]