La Costa degli Dei
The Coast of gods is an area of Calabria characterized by white beaches that are followed by jagged rocks, creating small coves that can be reached only on foot or by boat. This stretch of coast, which goes from Pizzo to Nicotera, delimits the so-called Calabria horn. The Costa degli Dei, located in the southern part of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the province of Vibo Valentia, is called Costa Bella precisely because of its beautiful coastline, its picturesque landscapes and its marvelous panorama of the Aeolian Islands, which are around thirty kilometres. The seaside resorts of the Costa degli Dei are: Pizzo di Calabria, Briatico, Zambrone, Parghelia, Tropea, Capo Vaticano, Nicotera. Pizzo di Calabria is a very famous town of the coast because it is perched on a tuffaceous promontory overlooking the sea, also known as the “City of Gelato”. The Briatico beach rises on a stretch of rocky and suggestive coast for its panoramas. Some sections are made of soft and light sand. Do not miss the beach of Sant’Irene, reachable by a steep road, it has a thin and almost white sand. The beach of Zambrone is one of the most appreciated and well known on the Costa degli Dei. The beach is well served from the receptive point of view, is composed of fine sand and light color. Parghelia is another very popular coastal center, famous for the stretch of beach “la Pizzuta”, so named for the pinnacles of granite rock that stand out from the sea. Tropea, is divided into two parts: the upper one, where the daily life of the inhabitants takes place and the lower one, called “la marina”, near the sea and the marina. A vast tourist area is that of Capo Vaticano, in the municipality of Ricadi. The most striking bay is that of Grotticelle, formed by three nearby beaches. The sea is enchanting and the depths are all to be explored. In Joppolo it is possible to admire the historic center, rich in evidence of the past. its beach is of large and smooth pebbles is bathed by a crystalline sea and high bottoms. For those looking for fine sand, you can choose the beach of Marina di Coccorino, surrounded by the green of the Mediterranean scrub. The Nicotera Marina beach is one of the most popular on the Costa degli Dei. Located in the gulf of the same name, this beach of fine sand offers various tourist possibilities.