The Jasmine Coast
The crystalline sea's colours and shades change according to the seabed and marine flora, the wide white beachstands out for its beauty and lenght.
The coastline is known as The jasmine Coast (or Jasmine Riviera) . This name comes from the traditional cultivation if jasmine: the flowers were picked by local women, sold and exported to France to be used in the preparation of perfumes.
Along highway 106 (from Monasterace to Brancaleone) , there are many seaside resorts that, having been considerably developed in recent years, provide good facilities and services.
The best known include: siderno, Marina di Gioiosa Jonica, Roccella Jonica, Marina di Caulonia, Monasterace, Locri, Bovalino, Ardore, Bianco and Brancaleone.