The magic of a castle in the sea
Distance: 28 km from Crotone
Total time by bus: 50 mins
Total inhabitants: approx. 1,000
It can be visited in 2 hours
Upon entering the ancient fishing village located about 20 km from Crotone, you will immediately see one of the seven fortresses on the horizon, which once stood along the gulf. As you get closer to the castle, the view becomes even more spectacular, as the castle sits on a small islet anchored to the shore by a tiny strip of land.
The fortress is on an irregular layout and was likely built by the Aragonese around an existing Angevin fortification, even though its initial construction has been dated back to 204 B.C.
The island-fortress of Le Castella is particularly enchanting at night, because of the way lights play on the water. In the village can be found a number of typical restaurants and handicraft shops.
Getting to Le Castella