Policoro is a picturesque beach resort situated on the Ionian coast, 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.
The waters around Policoro are so clean that rare breed turtle such as the loggerhead and Dermoncheilde nest on the beaches. The local Turtle Sanctuary monitors this and provides the opportunity to learn more about them.
In the exclusive area of Marinagri (part of Policoro beach), about 300 acres , along a stretch of three kilometers of pristine beach, next to touristic port, there is Marina of Policoro (is not yet complete) a village made up of a series of small islands and peninsulas on which there are 210 residential units and a 4-star hotel with about 260 beds , that reproduce the themes of spontaneous architecture. Squares, streets , bridges, walkways that meander in a discreet and intimate space where coexist , receptor systems , services and community facilities . In Marina di Policoro you can take advantage of a large number of services, like yacht club, bars, restaurants, large shopping areas, convention center etc… a great opportunity for lovers of nature, style and exclusivity .
Policoro offers a variety of popular leisure activities for visitors including exploring the pine forest, 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.