Sant’Andrea is a tiny pearl, belonging to the municipality of Melendugno. It is well known to those who love the sea and the beautiful beaches of Salento. It is located between Torre Dell’Orso and Otranto. The place is definitely a destination to be added to the list of things to see in your holidays in Salento.
SANT’ANDREA – DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY
Sant’Andrea was an ancient port located on the Adriatic Sea, and even now it is a small fishing village. Sant’Andrea is famous for its sea stacks that attract large numbers of tourists and lovers of uncontaminated landscapes.
The most striking sea stack is certainly the one shaped like a bow, called “Arco degli Innamorati”, named after an unfortunate incident that involved two lovers who swam around there (at least according to legend). When the sea is calm you must go for a swim under the “Arco degli Innamorati” to enjoy the crystal clear sea of Salento.
To the left of the beach there is an area no longer accessible because of the cliff collapses. On the right, however, there is a large pine forest, ideal for cooling down in the hottest days and perfect for a picnic outdoors in the spring days.
If you fancy walking a bit, Sant’Andrea is the place for you! Just follow the dirt road to admire the enchanting landscape of rocks and small sandy coves, that are accessible when the sea is not rough.
PLACES OF INTEREST
For many young people from Salento and not, Sant’Andrea is synonym of “Babilonia“, the so-called club located right near the beach. For many years Babilonia houses unforgettable musical evenings, concerts and DJ sets, especially in summer nights. Your holiday in Salento won’t be made only by sun, sea and beaches!
Sant’Andrea has won several times the “Bandiera Blu d’Europa” award for its crystal clear water. In 2000 it was the set for a TV spot of Wind, an italian telephone company.
If you are not tourists that want to visit fast this beautiful place of Salento, here they are holiday homes, suitable for your stay.
If you are a group of 4-6 people this beautiful villa http://www.villainpuglia.it/EN/CasaAffitto/m147 will definitely what you are looking for.
Alternatively, you can choose a lovely villa overlooking the sea, always in Sant’Andrea (http://www.villainpuglia.it/EN/CasaAffitto/m216).
This lovely bungalow is a intimate and romantic solution, if you are a couple (http://www.villainpuglia.it/EN/CasaAffitto/m318_1).
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