The Jonico Hotel, opened July 5, 2008, is located on a lovely stretch of the Ionian coast of Bass Rock. Quiet and surrounded by countryside, but close to all the most beautiful places of Salento, thanks to its strategic location halfway between Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca, is aimed at a target clientele that day like it is going to the beach and turn visit the heel of Italy; summer evenings can enjoy the numerous festivals in the country that we are in the area and then at night the nightlife in Lecce, Gallipoli, Torre San Giovanni and other countries which in turn organize.
Same time, the hotel offers to be able to sleep peacefully and relax, waking up with no car noise but the sound of the waves of the sea and with the special aromas of Mediterranean plants that surrounds.
All rooms have a balcony and most have sea views; some even with a view of the sunset on the Ionian Sea. In the winter months, under certain climatic conditions, beyond the horizon sea and are visible to photograph the mountains of Sila and Pollino (unfortunately summer is very difficult, but it can happen at sunset and decided mistral wind).
Only 500 meters to the south, there is the most charming and unique in the area: the so-called Sea Devils, a natural bay formed by high ribs of rock overlooking the sea, a small cavity with cold sources of underwater land, crystal clear sea and marine life still intact, very popular destination for lovers of diving and underwater fishing (v. image alal page “Position”). About the origin of the name, it was recently ascertained by Dr. Stefano Cortese, greatest scholar of Salento culture, a historical reference to the shipwreck of King Pyrrhus in his attempt to reach Rome with boats full of elephants: the carcasses of elephants, arrived on the rocks, were mistaken for demons by locals who do not they had never seen.
About 500 meters to the north, begins a characteristic persorso pedestrian and cycle 3 km long, it built a few meters from the sea on what was the oldest tratturo coast allistina; ideal for morning walks or sports afternoon, breathing the sea air.
The whole cliff front hotel in any case it is easily accessible to lovers of the rock, which is free and accessible but not equipped. Instead for lovers of sand and comfort, the Jonico Hotel has an agreement with a beautiful beach of fine sand and blue sea: it is located on the coast of Torre San Giovanni where the hotel is about 7 km.
To take advantage, we offer our guests a “beach card” (see page “Services”); this card is not required.
The property features a convenient outdoor parking and a garage, both free and video surveillance.