• Login
  • Compare your :
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Flight + Hotel
  • Private Rentals
  • Cars
  • Holidays
  • Destination
The Ionian Coast Italy
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Ionian Coast

Basilicata's 'Materana' coast shares the waters of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionian Sea with Apulia and Calabria. Characterised by a sandy coastline and water can get quite dirty in high season, the most frequently visited towns here are Metaponto and Policoro. Having been part of Magna Graecia (Latin ?Great Greece') in the 8th century BC, these areas have preserved the precious relics of ancient monuments. To explore them, you simply have to head a bit further inland.

Our holiday packages to Italy
  • Western Med Mini Cruise from Barcelona
  • Western Med Mini Cruise from Barcelona Italy Savona Barcelona Marseille , Italy - 4days/3nights | Planete Cruise
    from  £429
  • Western Med Mini Cruise from Barcelona Italy Savona Barcelona Marseille , Italy - 4days/3nights | Planete Cruise
    from  £429
  • Spain, France & Italy from Barcelona Italy Savona Rome Barcelona Majorca - Palma La Spezia Marseille , Italy - 8days/7nights | Planete Cruise
    from  £439

The Ionian Coast

The Ionian Coast , The beaches of Basilicata , Italy
The beaches of Basilicata

The most popular towns on the Ionian coast are Metaponto and Policoro.

© Foto archivio APT Basilicata
The Ionian Coast , Beaches on the Ionian Sea, Basilicata , Italy
Beaches on the Ionian Sea, Basilicata

Basilicata's Ionian coast is located near the Gulf of Taranto.

© Foto archivio APT Basilicata
The Ionian Coast , Basilicata, Ionian beaches , Italy
Basilicata, Ionian beaches

Ionian beaches are usually sandy.

© Foto archivio APT Basilicata
Twitter Facebook
Italy : Discover our cities Rome
  • Rome Rome
  • Venice Venice
  • Milan Milan
  • Verona Verona
  • Naples Naples
  • Florence Florence
  • Turin Turin
  • Palermo Palermo, Sicily, Italy,
  • Genoa Genoa
  • Perugia Perugia
  • Bari Bari
  • Catania Catania
  • Parma Parma
  • Olbia Olbia
  • Budoni Budoni
  • Alghero Alghero
  • Ancona Ancona
  • Pescara Pescara
  • Aoste Aoste
  • Benevento Benevento
  • Brescia Brescia
  • Campobasso Campobasso
  • Catanzaro Catanzaro
  • Messina Messina
  • Montepulciano Montepulciano

Italy : The regions

  • Sardinia

  • Sicily

  • Campania

  • Calabria

  • Abruzzo

  • Lombardy

  • Basilicata

  • Emilia-Romagna

  • Molise

  • Marche

  • Umbria

  • Friuli Venezia Giulia

  • Liguria

  • Tuscany

  • Lazio

  • Piedmont

  • Trentino

  • Puglia

  • Veneto

  • Aoste Valley