Agropoli and places to visit

Agropoli promontory


Agropoli gate

Agropoli is the door to the national Cilento park and is a charming place full of history and looking over a fascinating promontory, dominated by an Angevin-Aragon castle, at the crystal clear sea with its alternating beaches and rocky area. It was originally Byzantine and has boasted an incredible tourist development over the years thanks to its gentle breezy climate owing to the merging of the Cilento hills with the uncontaminated sea rich in fish, a great favourite with fishermen. A boat-outing is a must to enjoy all the different panoramas the sea offers, such as Punta Licosa or Trentova Bay.

Agropoli seafront

Its ancient village, its modern tourist port, the large pedestrian shopping area full of bars and various shops, and gastronomical areas and restaurants, the fashionable haunts and the discos for the younger generation have made Agropoli one of the most enjoyable places for families and groups of friends to spend their holiday.

Surrounding areas

These day trips are easy to get to from Agropoli:

  • Paestum

    Paestum, a splendid town of the Graecia Magna, is only 5 kilometers from Agropoli , is now part of the heritage of humanity. Founded in VII century b.C. by Sybari settlers, it was subsequently colonized by Rome. The excavations which commenced in the XVIII century, have brought to light the Amphitheatre and the monumental temples that may now be admired in all their splendor. During the summer there are numerous artistic events staged in these suggestive surroundings.

    Paestum munumental temples

  • Cilento National Park and Diano valley

    It is the second largest nature reserve in Italy stretching from the Tyrrhenian coast to the foot of the Apennine mountain range. The sea is one of the most uncontaminated in Italy and Nature rules thanks also to the inhabitants of the park who have kept this patrimony intact. There are a number of characteristic centres to visit and we would mention just a few: Velia, an ancient village and the Padula Monastery not forgetting Acciaroli, Palinuro and Marina di Camerota down at the seaside.

    Capo Palinuro view

  • Capri

    The island of Capri falls within the group of the most picturesque places visited in Italy by tourists from all over the world who choose to go there not only for its enchanting beauty but also for its jet-set and high society life. Capri waters are particularly deep, its coastline rugged and it is rich in grottos, including the famous Blue Grotto although tourists are particularly fascinated by the Faraglioni – the “Haystacks” in the sea – strange shaped rocks hiding a legend about two lovers. A hydrofoil is the pleasant means of transport used from Agropoli from June to September.

    Capri Faraglioni

  • Pompeii

    The ruins of Pompeii date back to Roman times when Pompeii also became an important colony. In 79 A.D. the terrifying eruption of Vesuvius buried Pompeii in just three days and the nearby Herculaneum was buried in a thick blanket of lapillus, pumice and lava. Excavations finally began after 1700 years and brought to light the ancient city of Pompeii in all its splendor and everyday status, so tragically interrupted. The Sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary in Pompeii town is also visited by believers from all over the world.

    Pompeii ruins

  • The Coast of Sorrento and Amalfi

    The coastline from Sorrento to Vietri can easily be reached from Agropoli. It is famous for its breathtaking views and the citrus fruit used to produce a number of liqueurs including the well-known Limoncello. There are many characteristic places to see amongst including Amalfi, an ancient maritime republic rich in history, and an ancient cathedral boasting magnificent monumental steps. Positano, called the pearl of this coast , with its white houses clinging to the hillside and leading down to the sea through its narrow streets, picturesque porticos and steps and its famous “Positano fashion” shops.

    Positano view from the beach