Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA
Designed by the pioneering architect Emilio Ambasz, Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA is a five-star retreat in Puglia's luxury Ethra Reserve resort. Inspired by amphitheaters, Ambasz fused nature and architecture to create an eco-friendly escape enveloped by a protected pine forest and situated moments from a private beach on the Ionian Sea. The hotel’s blend of well-being, warm hospitality, and excellent dining invites you to rediscover balance and harmony. Ease into a slower and healthier pace of life at Thalasso SPA swimming in the seawater pools or with a personal fitness program.
- Check into one of 109 guestrooms and suites, each with a private terrace
- Take the complimentary shuttle to the private beach on the shores of the Ionian Sea
- Savor fine Italian cuisine at one of three amazing restaurants
- Join eco-friendly water sports, workout in nature, or take a guided tour of the reserve
- Melt your cares away at the open-air Thalasso Oasis with hot tubs and seawater pool
In the haven that is Ethra Reserve, one of Italy’s most-refined destinations, Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA delivers fine dining, next-level spa treatments, and exceptional service amid the scent of Aleppo pine trees and the chirping cicadas of the Stornara Biogenetic Nature Reserve.
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Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA’s 109 guestrooms and suites are elegant and spacious, with décor perfectly influenced by the surrounding pine forest and beautiful Ionian coastline. Modern wood and marble furniture, oak floors, and earthy tones create a comfortable setting, while a private terrace presents you with great views of the nature reserve — the perfect spot to read a book or enjoy a morning coffee.
Guest relations staff at the hotel are here to make your stay more comfortable, from arranging airport transfers, babysitting, hikes, and guided tours to welcoming your children to fun-filled activities or transporting you to the Nautical Club and parasol-lined private beach.
Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA delights with locally caught fish and Apulian produce, creating innovative dishes that draw inspiration from tradition in its three restaurants and two bars. Venture further in the Ethra Reserve for more exceptional dining, both casual and à la carte.
Kalidria Restaurant – Indulge in buffet breakfasts and gourmet Italian dining at this à la carte restaurant, where a glass wall opens out onto an attractive garden terrace. Crisp white linens, soft velvet chairs, beautiful views over the natural reserve, and fresh local produce create a stunning atmosphere for memorable meals.
Pizza & Grill Ethra – For a relaxing atmosphere, the Pizza & Grill restaurant offers light meals, freshly made pizzas from its wood oven and wonderful grilled dishes that use ingredients from the rich territory of Puglia.
Mediterranean Restaurant – This relaxed eatery on the long, sandy private beach offers classic Mediterranean flavors for lunch and dinner, including grill dishes and fresh fish. The perfect place for a laid-back lunch in between sunbathing and beach activities.
Kalidria Bar – Enjoy refreshments and snacks throughout the day in a central location close to the Thalasso SPA and pool. Come in the early evening for aperitifs or after dinner to sip classic cocktails in a stylish, tranquil space.
Beach Bar – An informal option for light meals and snacks on the beach or to enjoy a chilled beer or a cocktail as the sun goes down.
Spend your days at the outdoor pool and Thalasso Oasis or venture to the Ethra Thalasso SPA, a large and exclusive beauty spa with an indoor seawater pool, seawater tonifying path, sauna, Turkish bath, and whirlpool baths. Book yourself an indulgent massage or facial treatment or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness area. Enjoy sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, volleyball, and tennis at the private beach.
Beyond the hotel, venture into the rest of Ethra Reserve. Join guided walks to learn the area’s history as a biogenetic reserve or make the most of the Nautical Club, dive center, sports club, kids' club, meditation and yoga, archery and shopping gallery. You might prefer to simply tour its paths on foot or by bike. Puglia is a wonderful region with many picturesque towns and UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore.
Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA
In Puglia, in the south of Italy, Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA is in the Ethra Reserve near the Castellaneta Marina. The main town of Salento, with its Baroque wonders, is about an hour away, while other nearby towns include Grottaglie, Ginosa, Alberobello, and Matera.
Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla is 60 mi / 96 km from the hotel.
Salento Airport is 64 mi / 104 km from the hotel.
Castellaneta Marina Railway Station is less than a 10-minute drive away.