Excursions Santa Maria di Leuca

Excursions Santa Maria di Leuca

At the end of the Salentine Peninsula, in the inlet between Punta Ristola and Punta Meliso, rises Santa Maria di Leuca, pearl of the extreme strip of Italy, bathing and fishing center, which offers its visitors a spectacle of rare beauty and great historical and natural interest. Many artistic and natural beauties make Leuca a fascinating and unforgettable tourist resort, one of the most enchanting of the Mediterranean.

Excursions with departure from Santa Maria di Leuca in Salento

A suggestive peninsula, at the southern end of Salento, where the land of the “two seas” rich in history, culture and a luxuriant nature invites to be discovered by those who are looking to experience and discover the many natural wonders and palpitating masterpieces.

In Santa Maria di Leuca the coast is high and rocky, the cliffs and the sea are beautiful but not easily accessible.


The coast forms in the surroundings many beautiful caves (which can be visited from the sea with guided excursions or boat rental); just outside the pier, under the square of the lighthouse, the two caves (communicating inside each other and with an inner cavity) of Cazzafra, reachable also by swimming. Beyond Punta Ristola, on the Adriatic coast then, there are the beautiful caves of the Devil, the River, Treporte, Giants and the Stable; further away, near Torre Marchiello, the large cave called the Dragon (from the shape of a rock to the left of the entrance): you land in a large cavity, with a rock in the center with large stalagmite. 

For those who go to this place is essential not to enjoy the attractive panorama and the high and jagged coastline, where the sea laps the thousands of cavities hidden in the rock, where bays and fjords offer shelter to boats.