Agropoli is a famous seaside town in Cilento, at the west side entrance to the National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano. It is on the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the southern side of the Gulf of Salerno, and enjoys wonderful views towards the isle of Capri, the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Salerno.
Places of interest:
Borgo Antico, accessible by going up old steps, keeps intact its medieval structure.
Seventeenth-century entrance portal and walls.
The Angevin-Aragonese Castle, built on old byzantine fortifications, has a triangular plant with defence systems. Piazza d’Armi, located in the castle, has been turned into a theatre for summer shows and events.
San Francesco’s Rock and Monastery.
SS. Pietro and Paolo’s Church.
Antiquarium with finds covering a period of time going from the Neolithic Era to the Middle Ages.
Agropoli is located in a strategic position, within a wide region where you can enjoy numerous tourist destinations, naturalistic attractions, history, wine and food experiences.
Agropoli has been Blue Flag from years and you can start your tour from here…
Accessible from Agropoli are S. Maria di Castellabate, Punta Licosa, Acciaroli, Palinuro, Marina di Camerota and far away Maratea. Worthy of note are Trentinara, Torchiara and Prignano, inland villages dating back to the Middle Ages. The wonderful natural caves of Pertosa and Castelcivita, as well as the archaeological site of Novi Velia, merit your time.
Easily accessible from Agropoli is Paestum. Pompeii and Herculaneum, with their excavations, are popular archaeological sites.
Another great place that is worthwhile is Salerno, where merit your time Lungomare Trieste, the historical downtown, the arab-norman Cathedral, the Garden of Minerva and the Castle of Arechi overlooking the gulf.
The Charterhouse of Padula and the Palace of Caserta are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Vietri, Ravello, Amalfi and Positano are pearls of the Amalfi Coast; the isles of Capri and Ischia are accessible by ferry services from the port of Agropoli.