Argonauti Sea Life Experience

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Argonauti Sea Life Experience is situated a few km far from Metaponto, surrounded by pinewoods, crystal-clear sea, a shallow-water beach and an hinterland full of breathtaking landscapes and villages to discover. The hotel is 900 meters far from its private beach equipped with sunbeds, beach chairs and umbrellas, reachable by foot through the pinewood or with a free shuttle service. The structure is the ideal destination for couples and families that will enjoy their time in the 6000-square meter pool and will have fun with the activities organized by the entertaining staff: games, tournaments, cabaret and outdoor shows. The Argonauti Resort has 190 comfortable wide sunny rooms exquisitely furnished and divided in: twin and three-bed Classic rooms; four-bed Superior rooms, bigger and by the pool, located on two floors; Deluxe, rooms with two separate spaces, some of them in the main building and with two bathrooms. Each room is equipped with private bathroom with bathtub or shower and hair dryer, air conditioning, TV and security box, minibar. The complex also consists of 97 recently-built apartments adjacent to the main building (about 150-200 meters far), exquisitely furnished and designed by the architect Luigi Viletti, whose style made these apartments original and unique. The one-room apartments have a wide living room with kitchen area and double sofabed, bathroom with shower, a big terrace. The two-room apartments have a living room with double sofabed and kitchen area, double room, bathroom with shower and a big terrace. The three-room apartments have an extra room with two single beds and can accommodate a maximum of 6 persons. Each apartment has a private bathroom, air conditioning, TV and security box. Moreover, there is a mandatory club card that entitles the guests to use the pools, the shuttle service from/to the beach, the beach club (1 umbrella, 1 beach chair and 1 sunbed for each room, subject to availability), beach towel (after a deposit paid on the spot), the sports facilities with five-a-side football fields and tennis courts in preset hours, volleyball court, beach tennis field and archery, the entertaining service with the mini club and junior club. For those who want to relax, there is the wellness centre Oleandro SPA which offers remise en forme and beauty treatments thanks to its highly-qualified staff. There is also a congress room with 400 seats where events can be organized.

Marina di Pisticci is the most important coastal area in the municipality of Pisticci, the second biggest municipality in the province of Matera. The sea and beaches are its main tourist attraction, together with the "Meraviglie di sabbia" festival, during which sculptors and artists from all over the world come together to create amazing sand sculptures. Marina di Pisticci is well connected to the rest of Basilicata and can be reached by car following the state highway 106 but also the local Adriatic railway.

Places to know and visit
The Church of San Pietro and San Paolo, the Chiesa Madre of the city, is dated back to the 1550s and was built with a romanic-renaissance style. Inside, there are chapels with altars and precious paintings.

The Church of San Rocco, where the golden-laminated statue of the protector of the city is preserved, along with a series of frescos representing his life.

The Monastery of Santa Maria del Casale, located on the Como mountain, was a stone structure built by the benedectine monks in the 1087 with a romanic style. Inside, there is a wooden statue of the Beata Vergine Maria dated back to the 1100.

The little Church of Annunziata, the ancient doorway to the village and the San Basilio Castle, in the district of Marconia. This castle was built as a fortified farm during the seventh century, but during the norman age it became a castle with a central fortified tower and a main courtyard surrounded by other buildings.

Metapontum, reachable by car in a few minutes, is an ancient greek city whose archeological site can be visited. Among the many ruins, there is the temple dedicated to Hera dated back to the fifth century B.C., also known as the "Tavole Palatine". The Archeological Park includes three temples: the temple of Atena, the temple of Apollo and the ionic temple dedicated to Afrodite, built around 470 B.C.

Matera, 50 km far from Marina di Pisticci. It was the first archeological site in southern Italy to be recognized as UNESCO's world heritage in the 1993, city of the "Sassi and rocky churches" and the prehistoric trenched villages. The ancient city is completely dug into the calcareous rock. In the Sassi, overlooked by the medieval Cathedral, there is the museum of the rural culture, which collects tools and instruments used in the different crafts that were at the basis of the economic and social life of the city.

There are many historical castles, churches, squares and defensive towers that embellish the city. The Dirupo is one of its most suggestive alleys, full of little white lined-up houses with red roofs, and it was included in the list of the "100 Meraviglie d'Italia da salvaguardare", 100 wonderful italian places that have to be protected.

Piazza Umberto I, in the heart of the village, is the square where the most important structures are situated: many historical castles, the parish church of S. Antonio da Padova, the Palazzo de Franchi built in the second half of the sixteenth century and characterized by an arcade and a majestic gate, the Palazzocchio, which owes its name to its position overlooking the square and is the office of a sixteenth-century archive, and the seventeenth-century Palazzo Giannantonio that is now the town hall, characterized by a monumental gate and an internal courtyard.

Terrazzo del Melograno, a suggestive little square on two levels a few meters far from Piazza Sant'Antonio Abate, characterized by arches and beautiful graffiti representing the flowers and fruits of pomegranate. This is the best place for romantic walks: in fact, the pomegranate is the symbol of union and fertility and was considered sacred by the Greeks. This terrace has a breathtaking panoramic view on the Valle del Cavone, Ionian sea, Marina di Pisticci and the Pollino mountains.

The beach of Marina di Pisticci is one of the 100 italian beaches that received the "Bandiera Verde" for the crystal-clear and shallow water, the wide fine-sand shore, the presence of lifeguards in case of emergency and areas for sports and activities. The "Bandiera Verde" also means that there are restaurants and pizzerie, bars, ice-cream parlors and playgrounds in proximity of the beach.

Services for our guests
Check-in from 17:00 - Check-out within 10:00.
Sunday/sunday stays (starting with dinner and ending with lunch).

Free services for our guests
Reception open 24/7.
Amphitheater and bar.
Shopping centre.
Bar by the pool and on the beach.
Congress room with 400 seats.
Outdoor pool, 6000 square meters.
External non-supervised car park.
Dedicated areas and services for children.
Free Wi-Fi connection in some of the common areas.
Indoor restaurant and outdoor restaurant by the pool.
Private beach reachable by foot or with a shuttle service.
220 rooms and apartments with air conditioning, TV, telephone.
Sports facilities with swimming pool, pool for children, outdoor fitness area, 3 tennis courts and 2 five-a-side football fields.

Surcharge services
Massages and treatments.
Sail boat rental.
Horseback riding (8 km far from the hotel).
Parasailing, surfing and kitesurfing.
Golf courses near the hotel.
Sailing lessons and fishing trips.
Boat trips in search of dolphins and turtles.
Club card: use of the pools, entertaining service all day long, mini and junior club, shuttle service from/to the beach, beach club (1 umbrella, 1 beach chair and 1 sunbed for each room, subject to availability), beach towel (after a deposit paid on the spot), use of the sports facilities with five-a-side football fields and tennis courts in preset hours, volleyball court, beach tennis field and archery.

The complex has two excellent restaurants where the guests can taste the best traditional local dishes. The staff pays particular attention to the ingredients' selection, collected from short-distribution chains that guarantee the genuineness of the dishes. The restaurant "Luci d'Aria" accommodates its guests in the internal dining rooms where there is a buffet service from 8:00 to 24:00, with unlimited supply of water, non-alcoholic drinks, juices, draft beer and ice creams (distributed in plastic cups by dispensers), coffee bar and infusions, national liquors (foreign liquors and spirits and packaged products are not included) available à la carte. It also offers vegetarian dishes and foods for people with celiac disease. The second restaurant, "Luci d'Acqua", is situated on the terrace by the pool, where the guests can taste the typical traditional seafood and land-food dishes of Basilicata, with suffused lighting and an à la carte menu. The all inclusive formula is not valid in the restaurant during the meals and in the bar on the beach.

The offer does not include
Mandatory club card.
Tourist tax.
Medical and luggage insurance.
Tips and everything that is not explicitly listed.

Additional costs
Cradle € 7,00 a day.
Late check-out € 50,00 for each room (within 18:00).
Extra lunch on the day of the arrival: € 25,00 for adults, € 15,00 for children.
Reserved umbrella on the beach € 10,00/20,00, depending on the period.
Stroller € 7,00 a day (deposit € 50,00, refundable at the end of the stay).
Transfer service from/to the airport of Bari or Brindisi: € 100,00 one way trip with car (maximum of 3 seats);
€ 130,00 one way trip with minivan (maximum of 7 seats).

Free for babies 0-3 years sleeping in their parents' bed.
-50% third bed 3-13 years.
-20% fourth bed 3-13 years.
-20% third bed for guests older than 13 years.

Possible reductions and additional costs might be subject to variations and they will appear on the "Book" page.
Some services and activities might be subject to variations depending on the season and their availability.

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