Escape to the enchanting town of Maratea, nestled along the picturesque Tyrrhenian coastline of Basilicata. Whether you are a couple seeking a romantic coastal retreat or an adventurous soul yearning to explore astonishing natural surroundings, Maratea offers an idyllic getaway.
As a single centre or part of a multi-centre holiday around Italy, Maratea is easily accessible by rail, making it a convenient choice for a car-free or fly and drive holiday.
Allow the enchantment of Maratea to captivate your senses as you embark on a remarkable journey, brimming with alluring attractions and tailored activities that cater to your desires.
Embark on a remarkable journey through the enchanting landscapes of Southern Italy, where ancient history and natural beauty seamlessly blend. Get ready to explore the hidden gems of this region with a self-drive adventure that will take you on an unforgettable escapade, featuring an enticing interlude in the captivating town of Maratea.
Maratea is a true gem, where rugged mountains meet the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. With 32 kilometers of pristine coastline, this "pearl of the Gulf of Policastro" offers a refreshing escape from traditional seaside resorts. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Maratea, where pathways wind through Mediterranean scrub, fragrant pine forests, and majestic beech trees. Explore the captivating landscape that sets the stage for exhilarating outdoor activities and unforgettable adventures.
Discover Maratea's historic center, an enchanting maze of medieval origins. Meander through its cobbled streets and encounter 44 churches and chapels adorned with captivating works of art and vibrant polychrome marbles. Marvel at the intricate Vietri majolica decorations that grace the floors of these architectural treasures. Begin your journey at the column with the statue of San Biagio, the patron saint, and get lost in the alleys. Take a moment to savor the atmosphere of small village cafes, where you can enjoy delightful conversations and sample delicious local sodas.
Venture to Castelsaraceno and experience the breathtaking Tibetan bridge suspended 80 meters above the Val d'Agri. Walk along the 586-meter-long bridge, one of the world's longest, offering panoramic views that will leave you in awe. For a unique gastronomic experience, visit Lutipico, a nearby gastronomy shop offering the best of Lucanian products.
Embark on a picturesque drive along the SS118, a winding road carved into rock and surrounded by verdant vegetation. As you journey through Maratea's hamlets, be captivated by the breathtaking views of the sea and mountains. Allow the iconic silhouette of Christ the Redeemer, standing 21 meters tall atop Monte San Biagio, to guide your way. Even James Bond himself recognized the allure of Maratea, as scenes from "No Time to Die" were filmed along the winding Statale 118, offering a glimpse of the town's undeniable cinematic charm.
Indulge in the legendary Mediterranean Path, where trekking enthusiasts can walk a portion of the E12 route, spanning 1,460 kilometers across Italy, France, and Spain. Enjoy breathtaking coastal views as you traverse the path between Maratea and Castrocucco. For an unforgettable memory, take a leisurely stroll to Spiaggia della Secca at sunset. Here, surrounded by Saracen towers and the fragrant scents of myrtle and lentisk, you'll witness a sunset spectacle that will leave an everlasting imprint on your soul.
Unleash your spirit of adventure as you embark on kayaking itineraries along Maratea's captivating coastline. Discover secluded stretches of coast accessible only by kayak and take a dip in the inviting crystal-clear waters. These adventures offer a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of Maratea from a unique perspective.
Like what you see? Tell us your wishes and we'll create the perfect holiday for you and your loved ones, at the time of year you prefer, and make you live the experiences you've always dreamed of.