White-sand beaches, sheer cliffs and a crystal-clear sea
In the province of Reggio Calabria, the beaches along the Ionian Sea have a special charm.
The jewel in the crown of the Ionian coast is the Costa dei Gelsomini, Calabria’s southernmost coastline. These ninety kilometres of rugged, wild vegetation are named after the fragrant, typically Mediterranean jasmine that flourishes here.
You can enjoy clear, transparent waters, bays with fine, white-sand beaches, such as those in the mediaeval village of Bianco, and equipped beaches like those in Locri, known for its thermal baths and valuable archaeological site.
Don’t miss the towns of Marina di Gioiosa Jonica, with its soaring military towers, and Roccella Jonica, with the Tower of Pizzofalcone, a Norman castle and a marina. These are just some of the beauties - alternating with cliffs overlooking the sea - that you can visit, admire and photograph, surrounded by the colours and scents of the Crotone hills, among citrus groves and olive trees, all the way to the Aspromonte National Park.
The pearls of the Ionian coast of Reggio Calabria are the perfect Mediterranean seaside holiday destination, immersed in nature, history and ancient local traditions.