The history of this attractive Italian town started in the 6th century, when Agropoli was run by the powerful local family. During its history, the town was several times ambushed by pirates who wished to turn Agropoli into their base. Today one of the most notable architectural sights of the city, ancient gates, reminds of those times.
Agropoli is a small town with a population of around 25 thousand of people. During summer days the number of people increases in three times and two third of the population form tourists. Mild climate and spacious beaches have attracted visitors from European countries for years. In summer this small town turns into a center of entertainment, where life stops neither on daytime, nor at night.
Whole coastal zone is occupied by beaches. Nearby are located restaurants, trading centers and entertainment complexes. Travelers, who enjoy active rest, will definitely like this place as here they can easily find sports centers, a modern aqua park and attraction parks. Guests, who prefer nightlife, should visit discotheques, dancing areas and night clubs. Agropoli can amaze even exotic cuisine connoisseurs – in local restaurants are served various dishes from fresh seafood, truffles, dishes made of meat and, certainly, best Italian wines and refined desserts.
The city also has several historic sights, which are definitely worth visiting when entertainment turns to be a bit boring. Among the religious buildings are the Church of St. Peter and Paul built in the 6th century and the Church of St. Mary of Constantinople created in the beginning of the 16th century. Many sights in this town were created at the times of the Byzantine Empire – a medieval fortress, numerous burial places and protective facilities.