Policoro is a picturesque beach resort situated just 3 kilometres from the Ionian sea, just down from Metaponto. Set in a beautiful location, Policoro is the heart of tourism in the area and is a perfect resort for families due to its fantastic beaches with shallow waters and clean sands as well as many nearby attractions.
Policoro offers a variety of popular leisure activities for visitors including exploring the tranquil pine forest nature reserve, trekking, mountain bike, horse riding, archery, sailing, diving and canoeing. A vibrant street market is held on the 27th of every month in Policoro in the main square from 8am.
The waters around Policoro are so clean that the sea is rich in marine life and dolphins and sea turtles are common in the bay including rare breeds of turtle such as the loggerhead and Dermoncheilde who nest on the beaches. The local Turtle Sanctuary monitors this and provides the opportunity to learn more about them.