Callistos Hotel & Spa ****
The Callistos Hotel, situated in the centre of Tricase, is just two kilometres from the sea and from some of the most beautiful harbours of Salento (Marine di Tricase, Marina Serra and Port Tricase). They offer splendid natural swimming pools and hidden grottos to visit by boat. “Callistos” in ancient Greek, means “the most beautiful”, and indeed this hotel lives up to its name with its unqiue, sinuous architecture and its enormous windows that flood its interiors with natural light. The perfect choice for a relaxing and tranquil stay in Salento, the Callistos Hotel’s rooms are furnished in the minimal chic style, and most have a private terrace. The hotel’s spa has sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and many more wellness features for mind and body, as well as meeting rooms equipped for large or small events. In addition to this region’s rich offering for sea and sun worshippers, guests at the Callistos Hotel can also explore and enjoy many local villages and nature inland, and indulge in the pleasures of the renowned local wines and cuisine.
- Distance from sea: 2 kilometres
Open to visit, not just for hotel guests, the Callistos Hotel Spa boasts a Turkish bath, Kneipp, whirlpool bath, sauna, sensory shower and a relaxation area with herbal teas. Here guests may enjoy a variety of wellness experiences using the facilities of the wet area and adding a massage or treatment using natural products. Beauty treatments for face and body are available to purify, slim and tone.
Callistos Hotel has three room categories; Comfort, Superior and Executive, some with private furnished terrace. All rooms enjoy satellite TV with Sky and pay-per-view, minibar, safe and Wi-Fi.
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The seaside beauty spots nearest to Tricase offer uncontaminated natural coastlines, steep hillsides and sea caves that can only be reached by boat. Just a few kilometres away are some of Salento’s most famous beaches, like Porto Badisco. Traveling up the coast northwards, you reach Otranto with its enchanting ancient centre, the imposing Aragonese Castle, the Cathedral of the Annunciation and the Church of Saint Peter, one of the most beautiful byzantine buildings in all of Apulia. South of Tricase instead is the lovely Santa Maria di Leuca, meeting point of the Ionian and Adriatic seas, and one of Salento’s most ancient ports. Other attractions include Lecce, rich in monuments, churches and ancient architecture, and Gallipoli, one of the most beautiful and evocative locations in Salento not just from an architectural point of view, but also for its history and nature. Inland there are many natural beauty spots, archaeological sites and delightful hamlets like Specchia – renowned for its charm as one of Italy’s finest.