Top 10 Things to do in Maratea, Italy

July 14, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. It is the only comune of the region on the Tyrrhenian coast and because of its beautiful scenery and coastline it has been called "the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian". Owing to the considerable number of its churches and chapels it has also been described as "the town with 44 churches".
Restaurants in Maratea

1. Il Mirto Solarium Bar

Via Seta 4, 85046, Maratea, Italy +39 340 931 5076
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 336 reviews

Il Mirto Solarium Bar

Reviewed By Roberto046London - London

Just fantastic! The view must be one of the most beautiful in the world. The water is deep blue and green in places, with a large natural swimming pool surrounded by rocks. We went there towards the end of September and we relaxed under beautiful olive trees, with few people around and, best of all, no music! BLISS!

2. La Secca

Contrada Castrocucco, Maratea, Italy +39 0973 871719
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 426 reviews

La Secca

Reviewed By KipperDublin - Dublin

La Secca is a very pretty beach with reasonably good service at the cafe where the food is freshly prepared standard fare. Beware the sun beds are very close together as the beach is small and because it is very safe for children you can be close to some noisy, hot and very tired neighbours.

3. Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea

Borgo Castello - Cima del Monte San Biagio, Maratea, Italy
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea

Reviewed By karinmax - Uppsala, Sweden

We walked here by foot from Maratea, it took us about 2,5 hours each direction. In 35 degrees. Not so smart perhaps, but as long as you have water with you. The very last bit is by bus, up by a manmade bridge-road, so to speak. The statue itself is very impressive, the second largest statue of Christ in the world. Up near the statue is a church, a restaurang, a souvenir shop, toilets and a café. If you're in Maratea you should definitely visit, the views from up here is outstanding.

4. Spiaggia Macarro (Cala 'i don Nicola)

Maratea, Italy +39 0973 879226
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Spiaggia Macarro (Cala 'i don Nicola)

Reviewed By Thomas D

Beautiful beach, clear water, great for sunning, swimming snorkeling, etc...has bar and grill on beach.

5. Spiaggia Nera - Cala Jannita

Di fronte all’isola di Santo Janni, 85046, Maratea, Italy
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 211 reviews

Spiaggia Nera - Cala Jannita

Reviewed By Lynda D - Manitoba, Canada

The black volcanic sand was something we'd never experienced before. Very hot when the sun hit it. The beach was lovely, the water amazing shades of blue. Concession available and unbrella's could be rented. Was there late in the season, so it wasn't too busy when were were there. Water was great!

6. Monte San Biagio

85046, Maratea, Italy
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Monte San Biagio

Reviewed By Lynda D - Manitoba, Canada

The climb up to view the Christo will take your breath away, particularly if your more accustomed to life on the prairies as we are. The winding road, that goes out over the side of the mountain, and the old village at the top are incredible. You have to ask yourself, who looked at the top of that mountain a thousand years ago and said....we need to build something way up there...lets start hauling the rocks! The old church, the grounds and the ancient infrastructure are all awe inspiring to experience.

7. Santa Teresa beach

85046 Marina di Maratea, Maratea, Italy
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Santa Teresa beach

Reviewed By pttftn

Tre spiagge una piccolina due piu' grandi. Ci sono intrattenimenti per adulti e bambini con acquagym. Non accaltarissime specie quella piccola (l'unica interamente privata) piu' vicina alla parte della scogliera interessante per chi ama stare in acqua con mascgera e pinne. Un bravo al servizio offerto dai bagnini sempre attenti e disponibili e delle ragazze dell'acquagym. Meriterebbe 5 stelle se non fosse per il parcheggio a pagamento (5 euri al giorno non molto) selvaggio (permesso fuori dagli spazi) senza un minimo di controllo di discesa in spiaggia dalla stazione di Maratea marina.

8. Basilica di San Biagio

Via Castello, Maratea, Italy
Excellent
44%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 121 reviews

Basilica di San Biagio

Reviewed By Scalea05 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

If you are going up to this location just to see the Church, try and check before you go to avoid being disappointed if it is not open. It is a great little church with the relic of St. Biaggio (St. Basil), the patron saint of throats. If you do happen to take a chance and go here, your time will not be wasted if the church is closed. The views are spectacular, there is a decent coffee shop, and it is very beautiful and peaceful,

9. Fiumicello Spiaggia

Baia Tra L'Ogliastro e Punta Santavenere, Maratea, Italy
Excellent
21%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 64 reviews

Fiumicello Spiaggia

Reviewed By Colin D - Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

I don't do Beaches usually as I am beyong sand getting into everything. Visited this one as it's approach down from the main road gave the best view of the beach. I should imagine it's great fro families , as showed by the number there on the day we went.

10. Rena d'u Nastru Beach

frazione di Cersuta, 85046, Maratea, Italy
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Rena d'u Nastru Beach

Reviewed By Pa0l0953 - Naples, Italy

Località Cersuta di Maratea : in un curva un piccolo cartello ed una freccia sono le uniche indicazioni per questa spiaggia da raggiungere con un percorso accidentato . La strada è cattiva e consente appena il passaggio di due auto . Il parcheggio è obbligato nell'unico spiazzo che precede le scale , altrove non c'è materialmente posto e per "i furbi" ci sono le telecamere(!!) e le multe. Comunque mollati i 5 euro canonici , ti incammini per delle scale ripide a sinistra se vuoi vedere "U nastru" ,altrimenti puoi andare a destra verso una caletta piccola ed affollata . "U nastru" prevede un percorso fatto di scogli, strisce di cemento ,passerelle di legno e scale traballanti ,fino ad una serie di scogli di una roccia levigata ,alcuni dei quali semisommersi e ricoperti di un muschio molto scivoloso che può provocare pericolose cadute. L'accesso finale alla spiaggia ti costringe ad infilarti tra o spuntone di scoglio e una roccia levigata e senza appigli. UN consiglio : se incrociate le capre ,lasciatele stare perché sono suscettibili . I quesito che ti frullerà in testa in tutto il tragitto sarà" Ma chi me lo ha fatto fare?" . Quesito che si scioglierà alla vista d'U Nastru: è una lingua di sabbia nera sotto rocce che cadono a picco uno specchio d'acqua limpido con tutte le variazioni del verde smeraldo. Naturalmente il sole sarà feroce ad una certa ora per cui o siete dotati di un cappello o di un ombrello , oppure resisterete poco . Però -lo garantisco-ne vale la pena

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