Acciaroli, awarded year after year the Blue Flag for its clean and crystalline sea, is situated in the coastal part of the Cilento National Park. It is a hamlet under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Pollica.
The village lies on a small strip of land jutting out into the Tyrrhenian Sea. At the end of this strip of land washed by the sea, you can see the little church of Our Lady of the Annunciation and the three original Saracen towers. The tiny harbour of this picturesque little town, where also Ernest Hemingway had a short charming stay, has got clear and deep blue waters and it is able to offer the guests boating services directly on the wharfs.
Acciaroli is a meeting place for many tourists, and is one of the least-touched villages by modern development. It has kept its historic coastal village characteristic with an economy based prevalently on fishing. Another characteristic is the mild climate all year long that allows sunbathing from April to October. The rare water-lily still opens on the golden beach and it impregnates the air with its very intense scent. And the golden beach of Acciaroli, the Mezzatorre beach, is one of the best known in the area and it is much appreciated by Italians and foreign tourists alike.
With its narrow streets of Arabian relish, Acciaroli can be described as a beautiful fishing village with coloured houses, friendly and hospitable people, a rich history and typical little shops.
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