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Spend a morning or afternoon enjoying the animated activities at Gallipoli Port. The port sits conveniently at the point where Gallipoli’s old town converges with its modern center. It’s a place to observe fishermen at work and sample plates of delicious seafood. At Gallipoli Port you can also visit and appreciate the craftsmanship of some of the town’s centuries-old monuments.
The port has several quays, where a mix of colorful trawlers, freight ships and yachts bob in the water. Stroll along the port’s eastern banks to see anglers counting their catch and repairing their nets. Much of the catch gets sold to the town’s cafés and restaurants. Sample typical dishes, such as sea urchins, at the casual dining options that frame this area of the port.
Also on the port’s eastern side are a collection of interesting buildings. Marvel at the twin façades of the Greek Fountain, which feature bas-reliefs and carved caryatids. Admire the arcaded Baroque frontage of the Sanctuary of St. Maria del Canneto and the humble Church of St. Cristina.
Look west across the water to see the imposing Gallipoli Castle, raised by the Byzantines in the 13th century. Pay attention to its quadrangular form with three towers and a solitary polygonal tower. The castle’s ramparts afford panoramic views and great photography opportunities of the port and townscape.
At the southern edge of the port, quays jut out into the water and are ideal to sit at and gaze across the Ionian Sea. Spot Isola Sant’Andrea and Baia Verde Beach, in the near distance. Come early in the evening, when you can often enjoy the build-up to scenic sunsets.
Gallipoli Port is within comfortable walking distance of major town attractions. Follow meandering streets through the old town district to important works of architecture, including the Cathedral of St. Agatha and the Church of St. Francis Assisi. Parking is available at the larger and more commercial Mercantile Port.
Would you like to make your time spent at Gallipoli Port even more memorable? Remember to try out a few of these activities:
For even more activities, have a look at our Gallipoli things to do page.
Located in Gallipoli Historic Center, this hotel is steps from Diocesan Museum of Gallipoli and Gallipoli Castle. Purita Beach and Frantoio Ipogeo are also within 5 minutes. Gallipoli Station is 13 minutes by foot.
Located in Gallipoli Historic Center, this bed & breakfast is steps from Gallipoli Castle and Gallipoli Port. Gallipoli Greek Fountain and Baia Verde Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km). Gallipoli Station is 13 minutes by foot.
Located in Gallipoli Historic Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gallipoli Castle, Gallipoli Port, and Gallipoli Greek Fountain. Baia Verde Beach and Parco Acquatico Splash are also within 3 mi (5 km). Gallipoli Station is 17 minutes by foot.
Located in Gallipoli Historic Center, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Purita Beach and Gallipoli Castle. Frantoio Ipogeo and Church of St. Francis of Assisi are also within 5 minutes. Gallipoli Station is 17 minutes by foot.
This family-friendly Gallipoli apartment building is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Gallipoli Greek Fountain and Gallipoli Castle. Samsara Beach is 3 mi (4.8 km) away. Gallipoli Station is 7 minutes by foot and Gallipoli via Agrigento Station is 27 minutes.
Located in the heart of Gallipoli, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gallipoli Greek Fountain and Gallipoli Castle. Samsara Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. Gallipoli Station is 7 minutes by foot and Gallipoli via Agrigento Station is 15 minutes.
Located in the heart of Gallipoli, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gallipoli Greek Fountain and Gallipoli Castle. Samsara Beach is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away. Gallipoli Station is only a 4-minute walk and Gallipoli via Salento Station is 21 minutes.
Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Parco Gondar, Gallipoli Castle, and Samsara Beach. Baia Verde Beach and Gallipoli Port are also within 2 mi (3 km). Gallipoli via Salento Station is 7 minutes by foot and Gallipoli Baia Verde Station is 21 minutes.