Welcome to Castellabate & Around
Medieval Castellabate clings to the side of a mountain 280m above sea level and is one of the most endearing and historic towns on the Cilento coast.
Glued to the coast below and gifted with a luscious 4km-long beach is the former fishing village of Santa Maria di Castellabate. Head for the southernmost point, which still has a palpable southern Italian feel, with dusky pink-and-ochre sunbaked houses blinkered by traditional green shutters.
Heading south from Castellabate, the next stop is the pretty harbour at San Marco di Castellabate. This was once an important Greek and Roman port, and tombs and other relics are on view in the museum at Paestum.
All three settlements lie inside the Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni.