Photos and detailed descriptions of the most beautiful beaches and cliffs of Salento from the Ionian Sea to the Adriatic Sea, passing through the most famous places such as Porto Cesareo, Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castro, Santa Cesarea Terme and Otranto. You will find long stretches of golden beaches, sheer cliffs, caves, inlets, natural pools and many enchanted places in our magical Salento.
Expanses of golden sand
If you want to dive into a crystal-clear sea surrounded by high dunes and endless stretches of golden sand, we recommend one of the most beautiful beaches in Salento: the beach of Punta Prosciutto, located on the Ionian Sea just north of Porto Cesareo, and the beach of Marina di Pescoluse, known as 'Le Maldive del Salento', located to the south, also on the Ionian Sea just before reaching Santa Maria di Leuca.
If you like high cliffs and just can't give up the thrill of diving from dizzying heights into the azure blue Salento sea, we have selected for you some places in the Salento that you absolutely must not miss: the Ponte del Ciolo, located on the coast road linking Santa Maria di Leuca to Marina di Novaglie on a high cliff overlooking the sea, and the natural pool of the Grotta della Poesia located on the Adriatic Sea just 20 kilometres north of Otranto. Unique places to visit. This is the Salento.
Between hidden inlets, high seabeds and sheer cliffs, the Salento, a land full of surprises and picture-postcard landscapes, never ceases to amaze. We have selected for you the Porto Selvaggio natural park between Porto Cesareo and Gallipoli on the Ionian coast, and the Porto Badisco nature reserve between Otranto and Santa Cesarea Terme on the Adriatic coast as pearls worth visiting, the natural inlet of Acquaviva just 4 km south of Castro, the Spiaggia dei Cento Scalini at Porto Miggiano one kilometre from Santa Cesarea Terme, the Due Sorelle at Torre dell'Orso and the Faraglioni of Sant'Andrea both twenty kilometres north of Otranto
Coastal Towers of the Salento
The Coastal Towers of the Salento, emblems of a past of foreign invasions, today represent a strong tourist attraction also because they are now an inseparable feature of the territory and coastal environment. We find them on a high cliff overhanging the sea or in the middle of the town, among high sand dunes or along cliffs mixed with Mediterranean scrub. These towers are our sisters, our fathers, our grandfathers, our ancestors, our roots... they are substantially more than just stones.