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Calabria is one of the Italian regions with the widest variety of environments, landscapes and panoramas. It ranges from a clear sea, which surrounds almost the whole region, to the mountains of the Pollino and the Sila plateau. In this text, however, we will focus on the 700 kilometers of coastline and the two splendid seas, where the most beautiful beaches of Calabria, the Italian jewel, grow to spend an unforgettable vacation by the sea. But which are the most beautiful beaches of the coast of Calabria? Knowing all of them would be almost impossible, so we made a selection and, to avoid making a ranking, we will place them without following a specific order. What are the ten places must see in Calabria?
1) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: CAMINIA
Let’s start with one of the most beautiful and untouched beaches of the Italian coast! A beautiful bay situated on a stretch of the coast of the Ionian Sea called ‘Costa Saraceni’, we’re talking about Caminia. This resort is located on the Gulf of Squillace, between Catanzaro and Soverato. Caminia Beach is among the most beautiful and appreciated by tourists and locals.
A little more about Caminia
A short stretch of sand that sits between two cliffs that ‘fall’ from the hill overlooking the sea; it introduces itself to tourists as a hidden treasure. The cliffs offer, in fact, treasures of great importance, including sacred caves around which tells fascinating stories that fit between myth and legend. The sea is always crystalline, a true lagoon, especially on days with lowly wind, when hot weather encourages one cooling in a natural pool.
2) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: CAPO RIZZUTO
We continue the tour and we find a protected area, the Capo Rizzuto; this beach is surrounded by an amazing environmental that fascinates all nature lovers. The protected area of Capo Rizzuto is one of the most fascinating areas of the Mediterranean. The wonderful sea and proximity to some important historical locations, has made it become one of the most popular places in Calabria.
The Aragonese Castle of Le Castella
Natural beauty makes this beach unique. Each day seems to be a different beach because you can change the place and find a piece of paradise. Capo Rizzuto is a corner of Calabria that is rich in history and traditions, known for its ancient history that has left splendid archeological finds to visit, such as the Aragonese Castle of Le Castella, the remains of the Temple of Hera Lucina – in Capo Colonna – the Ancient Tower and the Lighthouse of Capo Rizzuto, ancient fortress of the coast against the barbarian incursions.
3) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: CAPO VATICANO
At this point you reach a beach considered the most beautiful in Italy, named Capo Vaticano. According to the French magazine ‘Les Grands Voyageurs’, Capo Vaticano is the third most beautiful beach in Italy and is among the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. It has a turquoise sea between the cliffs surrounded by the Mediterranean, where some small beaches scattered along the coast can only be reached by boat or through rough trails, a paradise on earth.
A little more about Capo Vaticano
The promontory of Capo Vaticano is situated on the Tyrrhenian coast, opposite Stromboli and the Aeolian Islands, and extends to the Town of Ricadi. The most spectacular bay is Grotticelle, formed by three adjacent beaches; these beautiful beaches, with crystalline waters and rich in fishes, make the promontory of Capo Vaticano one of the most beautiful coasts.
4) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: TROPEA
We were close to reaching the pride of Calabria, Tropea. This incredible beach makes it look like you are on a movie set. The white sand, crystal clear sea, stunning views, typical and unique coast make Tropea one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Europe and its beach deserves the first place in the ranking of the most beautiful beaches in Calabria.
A little more about Tropea
A paradise for lovers of the sea and nature! Tropea ranked first among the twenty most beautiful beaches in Europe, as well as its sea, white beaches interspersed by cliffs and, also, thanks to its beautiful old town. Tropea, in fact, continues to fascinate for its old town with its imposing buildings and a typical 18th century architectural style that still imprisons inside its literally ‘captured’ walls, through the narrow streets that emerge in each narrow alleyway of the city.
5) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: SOVERATO
Now we will guide you to the discovery of the Pearl of the Ionian, for its white sandy beach, its clear blue waters and a sea bottom visible even at great depths, we are talking about Soverato. Located in the southern part of the Gulf of Squillace, Soverato is the most important tourist attraction on the Ionian Sea coast.
A little more about Soverato
The coast is characterized by the intense scent of Mediterranean vegetation and pristine pine forests of Aleppo (the evergreen coniferous type of the Mediterranean shores). As a result, the slogan is to enjoy the sun, the sea and the private landscape of this place. The city is characterized by three distinct areas: the first, the urban area, is distributed on the coast; the second opens onto the hill and the third, the highest part of the city, represents the Ancient Soverato. One of the most important monuments of the city of Soverato is the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, where there is a group of marble of the work ‘Piedade’. In the old part of town is the charming medieval village where there are still the ruins of the antique village destroyed by the earthquake of 1783.
6) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: COPANELLO
Now is the time to visit the heart of the Costa degli Aranci (Oranges’ Coast), a few miles from Catanzaro and Soverato, is Copanello overlooking the Gulf of Squillace. The beach and the cliffs are a wonderful setting for those who want relaxing vacations. The rocky promontory on which stands the city ends at the top, above the sea, creating stretches of beaches to enjoy days at sea in full harmony with nature.
A little more about Copanello
The Copanello coast is really spectacular, especially at dawn, when the first solar lights create a spectacular surreal landscape. Sometimes the coast is divided into a huge and picturesque beach, always refreshed by the gentle breeze; in the summer heat gives a sense of well-being.
7) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: DIAMANTE
Another must-see is Diamante. In the center of the Cedars Riviera, Diamante is known by everyone as the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea as well as the ‘City of Murals and Pepper’. Its privileged geographical position, its long and colorful beaches, crystalline sea and its spectacular scenery have made it one of the most required tourist destinations.
A little more about Diamante
The irregular promontory of Diamante, interrupted by inlets and cliffs, is a spectacle of nature that cannot be wasted. The town has also a marina and a wonderful terrace with stunning sea views. Walking in the old town of Diamante, means being surrounded by murals that decorate the walls of the houses! The area of the historic center is full of art forms, they say that, in total, the murals in the area are 160 and you cannot miss any of them!
8) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: ROCELLA JONICA
Another place to see is Roccella Jonica which is one of the few examples of countries that were born in medieval times along the coast. The name of Roccella derives from the fortress, where the castle, of Norman structure, was placed as a defense and as a fort, and from which it descends towards the sea that surrounds the village, with the structure of a fortified village.
A little more about Rocella Jonica
The castle was an impregnable fortress, so much that not even the devastating Turks were able to conquer. Roccella Jonica is characterized by a fine white sand beach, overlooking the crystal clear and untouched sea. The old town contains some small jewels that are worth knowing. The liveliness of the village is also demonstrated by the various events, celebrations and occasions that are organized in Roccella Jonica through in the year. The summer event par excellence is the Roccella Jazz Festival, which animates the streets and Squares of the village with the sounds of local, national and international artists.
9) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: SAN NICOLA ARCELLA
How not to visit San Nicola Arcella overlooking the Tyrrhenian coast between Praia Mar and Scalea, in the Gulf of Policastro, with a gray sand coastline bathed by crystalline sea? The beach overlooks the iconic silhouette of the island of Dino and is protected from the winds by a mountain environment. The coast is rockier and includes some beaches set among the rocks. San Nicola Arcella is the beginning of the coast line called ‘Riviera dos Cedros’, with the presence of the characteristic fruits of the area. The overhang protects a port and a beach, which in the summer is filled with services and seaside resorts.
A little more about San Nicola Arcella
At the foot of the promontory there is a small spectacular beach between slices of granite rock that create an idyllic landscape, one of these crusts creates a kind of ‘gate’ and is called the Great Arch, a paradise. Given the geographical position can be said that San Nicola Arcella is located in the hills, but at the same time near the sea. This situation creates a special climate that allows fresh summers, escorted by a sea breeze that there is almost all the time in the area, until the coast even during the hottest hours of the day.
10) The 10 most beautiful beaches of Calabria: ROSETO CAPO SPULICO
We close this list of the ten most beautiful beaches in Calabria with Roseto Capo Spulico, a beautiful seaside resort of Ionian Cosentino, particularly famous for its attention to environmental protection and the preservation of the landscape. On the promontory of Cardone, overlooking the sea, there is the stone castle, dating from the Normans; an old village that is a truly fascinating tourist center.
A little more about Roseto Capo Spulico
The name Roseto comes from the Latin ‘Rosetum’, given the prevalence of Greek-Roman times rose culture used to fill the pillows of Sybarite princesses. Of great interest is the old town situated on a beautiful hill sloping towards the sea. Do not miss a walk along the seafront, a short stretch of beach between the rocks and reefs that separate the castle from the water. It will be difficult not to notice the rock anvil, now considered a true natural monument. It is a small cliff rising from the water almost like a mushroom.
A Little more of the Beauties of Calabria
Calabria is really proud of its unique landscapes in the world and these ten beaches are a tangible proof and base of the natural beauty that the South offers us.
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