Why choose Crotone

Nestled along the Ionian coast, Crotone boasts a storied past as the home of Pythagoras and a hub of ancient Greek civilization. Its sun-drenched shores and Mediterranean climate offer respite from the ordinary, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in the authentic rhythms of southern Italy. Away from the hustle of mainstream tourism, Crotone embodies the essence of the real Italy, where time-honored traditions and genuine hospitality thrive. As cruise ships dock in its azure waters, passengers embark on journeys through vineyard-draped hillsides and olive groves, savoring the region's renowned wines and olive oils. A unique draw, the city's archaeological museum showcases artifacts spanning millennia, including treasures from its illustrious Greek heritage.

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A beacon of ancient civilization, Crotone draws global admiration as the birthplace of Pythagoras, revered mathematician and philosopher. While influencers may highlight its historical significance, Crotone's allure transcends the well-trodden path. Delve deeper, and you'll uncover hidden gems beyond the tourist gaze. Its streets whisper tales of gladiators and Olympic champions, echoing the city's vibrant past. Today, visitors flock to unravel the mysteries of its ancient ruins, basking in the timeless beauty that continues to captivate hearts worldwide. Amidst the bustling markets and quaint cafes, the spirit of antiquity lingers, inviting travelers to unearth the treasures of this timeless destination.

Savor the iconic "Caciocavallo Podolico," a divine cheese delicacy that embodies the essence of Crotone's culinary prowess. This aged cheese, crafted from the milk of free-roaming Podolica cattle, tantalizes the palate with its nutty undertones and creamy texture. Pair it with locally harvested honey, infused with aromatic wildflowers from the rugged Calabrian terrain, for a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds. Dive deeper into the gastronomic tapestry of Crotone and discover an array of culinary treasures, from succulent swordfish dishes to hearty peasant fare, all crafted with passion and tradition that's unmistakably Calabrian.

Explore the azure waters of Crotone aboard esteemed cruise liners, each offering a gateway to the region's storied past and natural splendor. Immerse yourself in history with shore excursions to the ancient ruins of Capo Colonna, where the majestic Doric columns stand testament to the city's ancient Greek origins. Delve into the legacy of Pythagoras, the renowned mathematician and philosopher who once called Crotone home, and discover the secrets of his teachings at the Archaeological Museum. Then, venture inland to the rugged Sila National Park for a taste of pristine wilderness, where breathtaking landscapes and hidden treasures await your discovery.