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Metaponoto is a village in the municipality of Bernalda, in the region of Basilicata, Italy. It was founded by the ancient Greeks in the 7th century BC.

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There is a bus to Matera (1h, E4), train to Sibari (1h15min,E3.50) From the station there is 2Km to the beach (Lide). Take bus line 1, last bus at 20:25. E0.7 5-15 min.

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There are old ruins in Metaponte. But the main attraction is the 1 km stretch of perfect beach with white powdery sand.

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The beach can be crowded with Italians, but once you get into the water there is plenty of room. The water gets deep only after you get 30-50m out and most Italians stay on the beach. You can rent parasols and beds, but there are many free strips.

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  • Le Sirene next to hotel Sacco at the center of the promenade. Great seaafood and pizza.
  • Pic-nic A long stretch at the northern road to the promenade. There are barbeques and and small huts that sell pizza, panini, snacks etc.

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The sheds right on the beach sells beer, limocelli for E2.

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  • Hotel Sacco [1], at the centerpiee of the promenade. Clean, with bathroom, french balcony, AC, fridge, safe. E70 (E50 low season)for a double with breakfast, +20 for half board. Checkout at noon, which give you time for a morning swim and a shower at the hotel.
  • Hotel Kennedy, On the bus route 100m before the beach.

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