On a beautiful stretch on the Adriatic coast, stands in all its splendour, Roca. An ancient town also known under the name of “Roca Vecchia”. A marine of Melendugno located between two other beautiful places in Salento: Torre dell’Orso and San Foca. The coastal scenery on which the beautiful and evocative Roca emerges, is mostly rocky and the rocks reach the most characteristic point on the natural inlet defended by the winds, which has a beautiful backdrop and cohorts since ancient times a natural harbour for Salentine and Greek ships.
It is therefore, a particular charming spot, whose real pearl is represented by the “Grotta della Poesia”, home to important archaeological sites and tourist center of relief. In this part the coast we can find natural springboards at different heights, further peculiarity is the presence of a natural pool of about 150 square meters, with a sandy bottom and shallow water.
We recommend the equipped lido ‘Kum’, where you will spend quiet moments of pleasure, sipping a cocktail, prepared by skilled bartenders, or tasting shellfish, sea urchins or other delicacies. Recent archaeological discovery is the underground city form the second century BC, a large archaeological heritage, mainly manufactured goods were fund here (pots and amphorae painted in greek style), some even in good condition.
The rocky coast however is low, so also suitable for inexperienced swimmers. The sea that is always clean and quiet, factors that make Roca Vecchia one of the most beautiful and poetic spots of Salento. Numerous caves. Roca is waiting for you.