Eloro

Eloro beach


The beach of Eloro is about 43 km from Syracuse, along the eastern coast of Sicily, between Noto and Marzamemi. It can be reached from the northern entrance of the Nature Reserve of Vendicari. The golden sandy beach is located 300 m from a parking space with affordable prices: € 2.50 for cars, € 1.50 for motorcycles and € 5.00 for campers.

The sea that laps this beach is limpid and crystalline with shallow waters sloping gently towards the open sea. In the area of the mouth of the river Tellaro, south of the beach, the coastline becomes rocky. Along the path leading to the beach, you can admire the remains of the Greek theatre and the ancient city of Eloro.

Features

Name Eloro
Type: golden sand and rocks
Municipality: Noto (SR)
Length: 300 m
Recommended for: everybody
Exposure: east-southeast
Services: showers, parking
Access: free
Parking: paying
How to reach the beach: from Noto proceed for about 9 km following the signs to Riserva Naturale di Vendicari along the road SP 19. The beach of Eloro is reachable from the north entrance to the reserve, which is along the road SP 19, going from Noto to Pachino. Park the car in the equipped area. You can reach the Nature Reserve of Vendicari by bus from Noto: for more information visit Comune di Noto.
GPS: Lat: 36.844692, Lon: 15,108923

The Nature Reserve of Vendicari


Extended for an area of about 1.512 hectares and for 8 km along the coast of Noto and Pachino, the Nature Reserve of Vendicari is home to a pristine ecosystem full of Mediterranean plants and migratory birds, such as herons, flamingos and storks. These characteristics make it the ideal place for snorkeling, bird watching and hiking. A luxuriant vegetation, breathtaking landscapes, a crystal sea and golden beaches alternate with rocky cliffs and frame the paths that wind through the oasis. Inside the reserve you can visit the archaeological remains of buildings dating back to different historical periods. The stone quarries of the ancient Greek city of Eloro, dating back to the 5th century BC. Then, the “Citadella dei Maccari”, formed by the Trigona, a Byzantine church, and by catacombs dating back to the same period. Moreover, the Sveva Tower, a 15th-century fortification located on the shore of Vendicari, which served as a defense to the port activities of the place. And finally, the Tonnara of Vendicari, an important example of industrial archeology. Dating back to the 18th century, the structure remained active until the first half of the 20th century and is today the symbol of the flourishing tuna trade, which was very widespread in this area. The Reserve offers some of the most striking and uncontaminated beaches of the entire Ionian coast: Eloro located in the north of the Reserve next to the remains of its necropolis, Marianelli the most secluded for those who love peace, and the beaches of Calamosche, Vendicari and San Lorenzo, famous for their crystal sea.