Palinuro, myth and reality
Palinuro is a characteristic fishing village, at the foot of the Cape of the same name in the southern part of the Cilento coast. Its name has a mythological origin: in his work 'Aeneid ' Virgil tells how Palinurus, Aeneas' helmsman, fell overboard and was killed by a native tribe.
Palinuro is the pride of the Cilento coast for its clean and clear sea. It has been awarded the Blue Flag for its clean water and beaches. There are beaches of fine, golden sand, rock pools, cliffs and caves full of mystery and the silver-green hills of age-old olive trees.
Along the coast of Cape Palinuro, there are five points stretching out into the sea, with cliffs that have a 50 meters sheer drop into the water. Here you can find the most important species of the Mediterranean vegetation: the delicate and rare, Primula Palinuri that is almost extinct and survives only in this place.
Today Palinuro is a tourist-seaside place of prime importance and offers comfort and facilities to guarantee a dream sea holiday both to people who want to relax on the beach and tourists in search of adventure. A mix of myth, history, culture, tradition fuse in a perfect way in order to assure an unforgettable stay.