Castro is a medieval hamlet, characterized by a special atmosphere that makes it one of the most fascinating places of Salento.
Castro is located on the Adriatic coast, 45 km far from Lecce and 15 lm from Otranto. It is an essential stop-over for a tour in Salento: having a relaxing and leisure stroll in this fascinating hamlet or on the shore.
Castro is composed by two different parts: Castro Alta, where there is the ancient hamlet with a breath-taking view; Castro Marina is the lower part with the harbour and its little inlets still used by fishermen as warehouses. There are many reasons to visit this locality. For history lovers, this is an unavoidable step to admire the Renaissance castle, nowadays siege of an archaeological Museum.