The Lido di Metaponto
The ‘Lido di Metaponto’ is full of traditional seaside entertainment and activities that have families in mind. The beautiful beach here is a delight due to its clean, shallow water and is backed by the remnants of a great forest.
Biogenetic National Reserve
This protected area is located close to the Archaeological Park of Metaponto and includes a coastal area and a recently planted forest with classic Mediterranean flora. There are rolling sand dunes here, with typical plants such as straw and marine rush. Particularly important is the natural presence of the rare Loggerhead Sea Turtle, which lays its eggs near the beach from late spring to early summer.
Metaponto Archaeological park
Metaponto Archaeological Park preserves monuments which tell the story of the ancient town from its foundation by the Greeks until the Roman era. This includes the remains of an urban sanctuary dedicated to Apollo Licio (Lycian Apollo), the adjacent Agora (market/assembly square), the ceramic or Kerameikos district and a regular town plan consisting of long and narrow blocks, with a plateia (the main street).The main Doric Greek temples are situated in the Sacred Area and include the Athena Temple (VI century BC); Apollo Temple (VI century BC); Hera Temple (VI century BC); Aphrodite Temple and the Palatine Tables. The Agora hosts a semicircle theatre built on a previous circular one.
Metaponto Archaeological Museum
TheMetaponto Archaeological Museumshould not be missed, here you can see the impressive remains of the Palatine tables as well as a collection of finds from around 2000 excavations. This makes it is possible to retrace the life of ancient Metapontum, which existed from Prehistoric to late ancient times.
Acquazzurra Water Park
Located near Metaponto, the water park is suitable for all the family and offers a variety of flumes and slides, shallow splash pools, sporting activities and entertainment.