APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica


Distance from Potenza: 130 km

Distance from Matera: 67 km

Altitude: 51 m amsl

Postal code: 75025

Inhabitants: 15315 (Policoresi)

Commune in the province of Matera

The town, built by the inhabitants of Colophon in Asia Minor in about 680 B.C., was destroyed by an Achaean coalition at the beginning of the VI century B.C.

After a period of decline, in the V century B.C. the colonies of Taranto and Thuru rebuilt it over the ruins of the ancient Siris and called it Heraclea.

Near this town, the first big battle between the Romans and Phyrrus took place in 280 B.C.

The Archaeological Park, situated behind the National Museum of Siritide, which contains the ruins of the ancient town of Siris-Heraclea is very interesting to visit. Near the museum there is the Shrine of Demeter and the Archaic Temple dedicated to Dionysus dating from the VII century B.C.

Near Policoro lies the Pantano wood, where there are species typical of a temperate-wet climate, unusual compared to the warm-wet climate of the Jonian coast.

The town, an important seaside resort in the region, is equipped with quite a few tourist facilities for summer holidays.

Amministrazione Comunale

75025 - Piazza A. Moro
Tel. 0835 980518 - Fax 0835 972114
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.comune.policoro.mt.it

Pro Loco di Policoro "Herakleia"

Piazza Eraclea c/o Biblioteca Comunale
75025 - Policoro (MT)
Cell.: 348 5410008
E-mail: [email protected]
APERTURA: annuale

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