Agropoli – the main gateway to the old cultural area | Campania
Agropoli is smaller but busy resort located approximately 42 km south of Salerno. Agropoli is formed by the historic center with beautiful old streets and houses, and by the modern part which offers a number of accommodation for tourists.
The city includes also a nice port, which is full of various yachts and sail boats. And you can walk around kilometres long magical beaches divided by reefs into individual shorter sections.
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Sights in Agropoli
During the 19th century Agropoli has grown over its medieval walls. The old town, however, remained compact together with its walls and entrance gate dating back to the 7th century. Above the town, on top of rocks, rises Aragon Castle, dating from the 6th century. It stands on the foundations of a Byzantine fortifications. In the summer, the castle hosts numerous cultural events and festivals.
West of the modern tourist harbor, you can find on top of another cliff, a watch tower of St. Francis from the 16th century. Next to it lies the remains of St. Francis monastery.
Access and directions
The Italian tourist industry long kept far away of the Cilento area (near Salerno, southern part of Campania). This has now changed. Agropoli is the main gateway to the old cultural area and is usually considered ideal place as starting point for trips throughout southern Campania. You can find here such as national park Parco Nazionale del Cilento e Vallo di Diano. Agropoli also offers numerous other services to tourists, such as sailing or diving courses, or boat trips.