The coast of the Jonian Sea, which stretches for about 140 km is deeply rooted in the culture of the people and communities of the region. Pebble beaches kissed by the delicate wave of the sea, an element that has profoundly characterized the culture of all the peoples who occupied this splendid territory over the centuries.
The senses of the traveler are captured by the unique aromas that fill the air: agave, prickly pears, oleanders, pines, almond and olive trees which stretch for kilometers along the coast where the nature, not stingy, gives colorful orchards give off their scents of oranges, lemons, apricots, peaches and pomegranate.
The northern coast, bordering Basilicata stands the majestic summit of Mount Sparrow Hawk, which lies 1,713 meters above sea and is one of the highest peaks of the Pollino National Park. The mountain is named after the hawk bird whose presence on the mountain is even mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey.
On the side of Sellaro mountain there is the Cave of the Nymphs and since ancient times its waters and dark sludge was used as a remedy for skin diseases and as a beauty elixir. In the vicinity of the cave there is Torre Cerchiara SPA.
Inside the park it situated The Raganello gorges, is located on an area of 1,600 hectares. The Raganello reserve stretches for some 32 km, and almost half of which are constituted by a deep and spectacular canyon with overhangings that in some points reach hundreds of meters. The course of the water, which is at the foot of the Serra Ciavole, initially falls quiet in the woods until you reach the Timpa of San Lorenzo, where he began the impressive gorge with tall smooth walls up to seven hundred meters, waterfalls, and multicolored rocks. Hikers and adventure lovers can enjoy canoeing and rafting in the gorges of Raganello is one of the south of Italy best kept secrets.