Scalea: crystal-clear waves for a thousand beaches

When you climb the natural stairways that snake their way through the old town, wandering through narrow alleys flanked by stately, historic buildings, you’ll understand why Scalea is considered one of Calabria‘s most charming destinations. The upper part of town offers striking vistas onto the sparkling blue waters of the gulf below, with grottoes and coves adorning a coastline that is dominated by the imposing Talao Tower. The unique coexistence of seaside and mountains is what makes the town attractive to beach lovers and hikers alike, and fascinating folk festivals provide an extra dimension to the colourful allure of this gem on the Riviera of the Cedars.