The Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA is a five-star resort consisting of 110 rooms surrounded by a wide pinewood and directly on a sandy beach. The structure is part of the Ethra Reserve complex, a park with two five-star hotels, a four-star village with 8 restaurants and 7 bars, 6 pools (5 of which are seawater pools), 2 gyms, fitness areas, yacht club, tennis courts, five-a-side football fields, beach volley, beach tennis, archery, ping-pong table, bocce court, Clubs 0-18 years, moms' kitchen, playground, baby beach, two outdoor theaters, congress centre. The Kalidria is characterized by an elegant architecture designed by Emilio Ambasz in harmony with the natural reserve "Stornara". Inside the village, there is the wonderful Thalasso wellness centre, an exclusive 3.500 square meters spa with 2 seawater pools, one indoors and the other outdoors, toning path, sauna, turkish bath, hydromassages, solarium, fitness area. It offers relaxing wellness itineraries and remise en form, basic and customized facial and body treatments, massages and much more. The Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA also has a wide private beach on a 5-km long deserted coastline. This fine-sand beach is reachable with a shuttle service in 8 minutes and offers a bar and the restaurant Mediterraneo. It is equipped with umbrellas, sunbeds and showers. The first row is included in the price for the Junior Suite and the Suite Albachiara. The water is shallow and suitable for children. At the guests' of the Ethra Reserve disposal: sail boats (except during the hours of the courses), windsurfs, canoes and paddle boats, beach volley and beach tennis field, the participation in group/individual sailing courses. There are small lovely internal paths to explore the entire complex: the Gran Via, for example, connects the entire resort. It is also possible to use the bike on the reserved cycle paths (bike rental available). The use of any motorized or electric means of transport is not allowed inside the complex.
Decorated by the mediterranean scrub and an expanse of scented Aleppo's pines, Castellaneta Marina is one of the most beautiful beach localities on the western part of the Gulf of Taranto, with crystal-clear and shallow water. The coastline is characterized by long and white-sand beaches (some of them are free while others are private beach clubs equipped with every comfort) but also by amusement parks, night clubs, shopping centres, golf courses, stables, hotels and restaurants. Its beaches won the "bandiera blu" award.
Places to know and visit
The Church of Santa Maria del Pesco, right on the edge of the canyon, has a privileged position on the beautiful landscape of the Castellaneta canyon. The little rocky church is also known as Santa Maria della Luce for the famous namesake painting in the crypt, or as Vergine Assunta. Located near a preexisting underground complex, today the church is dedicated to the Vergine Assunta. Inside, there is the thirteenth-century painting of the "Madonna col Bambino".
The Cathedral and the episcopal Palace. The Cathedral rises on the top of Castellaneta, on the edge of the canyon and is dedicated to the Vergine Assunta, with a fourteenth-century bell tower beside the episcopal Palace. It was built on the remains of the ancient church of San Nicola (1000), and then modified during 1400 with a romanic/apulian style. The 1700 restoration transformed all the friezes and decorations into baroque elements. The episcopal Palace, located near the cathedral, hosts the diocesan museum with the precious polyptych by Gerolamo da Santacroce.
The Church of the Transito di San Giuseppe was built in 1729 by Angelo and Vito Oronzo Gentile Sarapo. At the centre of the gate there is the emblem of the Sarapo family. This baroque-style church rises in Via Carrare. Inside, there are three eighteenth-century paintings, one of which is dated back to 1744 and is signed by Vincenzo Fato.
The wide white-sand beaches, decorated by the scented bushes and shaded pinewoods of the mediterranean scrub, are the best part of Castellaneta's marine, awarded with a "bandiera blu". Its crystal-clear and shallow waters are suitable for families. Riva dei Tessali, with the golf course, is an inlet surrounded by a wood of conifers, with shallow and crystal-clear water.
Services for our guests
Check-in from 16:00 - Check-out within 10:00.
Late check-out within 14:15 for room and beach (surcharge).
The village is architectural-barrier free and equipped for disabled people.
Rooms for disabled people, reserved spot in the car park, in the amphitheater and on the beach.
Pets are not allowed.
Free services included in our offers
Group swimming, sailing and windsurfing courses; from 04/06 to 08/09 tennis and archery courses.
Live music, dj set, shows, cabaret, musical, comedies.
Wi-Fi connection in the rooms, in the common areas of the hotel and on the beach.
Doctor available 24/7 in the village (pediatrician from 18/06 to 09/09).
Tennis court, five-a-side football field, bocce court, beach volley, beach tennis.
Muscular awakening in the morning, stretch and tone, total body.
Seawater pool, hydromassages and water games.
Umbrella in the first row included in the price for the Junior Suite and the Suite Albachiara.
Shuttle service from/to the private beach.
Gym with personal trainer.
Water aerobics, water boxe, nordic walking and pilates.
Canoes, paddle boats, sail boats and windsurfs.
Archery and ping-pong.
Playground for children.
Bike and stroller rental.
Tobacconist and newspaper stand in the reception.
Transfer service from/to the Bari/Brindisi airports.
Medical appointments out of the preset hours and outside the medical office.
Scuba diving (surcharge).
Massages and treatments (surcharge).
Mountain excursions (surcharge).
Parasailing on the sea (surcharge).
Gastronomic itineraries in the large farms (masserie) (surcharge).
Nearby stables (5 km far from the resort) and golf course with 18 holes (7 km far from the resort) (surcharge).
Excursions to the Sassi di Matera, Alberobello's trulli, Taranto by boat (surcharge).
The Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA offers the best of the italian tradition with excellent fresh apulian products. The half board includes a buffet service at breakfast and an à la carte menu at dinner in the central restaurant or in the pizzeria Pizza&Grill Ethra (mandatory reservation). With an additional cost required, there are also: the gourmet restaurant Coquì at dinner, except on sunday; the restaurant Mediterraneo on the sea at lunch or the bar Kalidria and the beach bar for delicious snacks. It is possible to reserve the Light Lunch package at lunch in the restaurant Mediterraneo or at the buffet table of the restaurant Alborèa.
The half board includes a buffet service at breakfast and an à la carte menu at dinner in the central restaurant or in the pizzeria Pizza&Grill Ethra (mandatory reservation). With an additional cost required, there are also: the gourmet restaurant Coquì at dinner, except on sunday; the restaurant Mediterraneo on the sea or the central bar and the beach bar for delicious snacks. It is possible to reserve the Light Lunch package at lunch in the restaurant Mediterraneo or at the buffet table of the restaurant Alborèa. The half board also includes umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach and beach towels.
In the Serenino Club, SereninoPiù Club, Serenup and Serenhappy the children will be entrusted to highly-qualified professional entertainers who will present a varied program of sports and recreational activities. All the listed services are available from 04/06 to 08/09, except for the Serenino and the Serenino Più Club that are available for the entire summer season. For the children 3-5 years there is the Serenino club, while for the children 6-10 years there is the SereninoPiù club (10-year-old children can choose between the Serenino Più and the Serenup). The kids 10-14 years can also participate in the Serenup (14-year-old children can also choose the Serenhappy) and Serenhappy (14-17 years) activities such as theater, sports, games and much more. The Serenup and Serenhappy are open every day from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 19:00. The kids can have lunch with the staff. Children and kids can also attend the Dance school (5-7 years preparatory and classic dance, 8-17 years contemporary dance) and the Soccer school (5-14 years), both in uniform, and the Swimming school with professional instructors.
The offer does not include
Medical and luggage insurance.
Tips and everything that is not explicitly listed.
Light Lunch: light lunch in the beach restaurant or at the buffet table of the restaurant Alborèa (beverages are not included). € 140,00 per person per week (-80% for children 3-8 years, -50% for children 8-18 years).
Late check-out with room and umbrella available until 14:15 on the day of the departure € 50,00 for each room; until 18:00 €100,00.
Umbrella in the first row € 30,00 per day.
Free third and fourth bed or cradle for babies 0-3 years.
-80% third and fourth bed for children 3-8 years.
-50% third and fourth bed for children 8-18 years.
-20% third and fourth bed for guests older than 18 years.
SPECIAL ADULT + CHILD/TEENAGER: reductions for children/teenagers younger than 18 years in the second bed: -70% babies 0-3 years, -60% for children 3-18 years from 02/06 to 24/06 and from 09/09 to 30/09; -40% babies 0-3 years, -30% for children 3-18 years from 24/06 to 09/09.
Possible reductions and additional costs might be subject to variations and they will appear on the "Book" page.