Metaponto is a coastal city located on the Ionian coast. Founded by the Greeks in the 7th century BC, Metaponto was part of the ancient civilization of Magna Graecia. This quiet city offers white sand beaches and crystal-clear sea, an important archaeological zone and a forest within the National Biogenetic Reserve. Metaponto offers a variety of restaurants and coffee and is far from being a mass holiday destination including in summer. Metaponto is the perfect place for families looking for cultural fun and beautiful beaches.