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Exclusive MICE destination, which is completely immersed in the green of the Natural Reserve in Stornara


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The Ethra Congress Center, the perfect destination for meetings and incentives

The Ethra Congress Center, in the Ethra Reserve, has the greatest capacity for events in Southern Italy with 789 rooms distributed over 2 5 star Hotels and 2 4 star Hotels, a 7,800 sqm renovated complex. The layout and the facilities are one of a kind and can host events of every type including Business Meetings, Conventions, Incentives and Congresses. There are also large areas where tensile structures can be erected.

The Ethra Congress Center is in the heart of the rich Apulian territory, characterised by olive groves and vineyards, wonderful coastlines, towns and hamlets with an enchanted atmosphere.


An exclusive mice destination in the heart of Apulia

The Ethra Congress Center is an exclusive MICE destination, which is completely immersed in the green of Natural Reserve and which boasts great architectonic importance. Attention has been paid to every detail of the Center’s spacious areas, designed by the architect, Emilio Ambasz, forerunner of green architecture. It is perfectly integrated into the vast pine wood which connects the Hotel to the very long, private sandy beach on the Ionian Sea.





Facilities Offered by the Ethra Congress Center

Any kind of event, of any size and with any type of set-up can be held at The Ethra Congress Center due to its extensive facilities. Large outdoor areas are also available for the erection of tensile structures.

• 30 adjustable congress rooms (from 10 to 600 seats)
• 600 seats in the grand plenary room
• 789 rooms distributed over 2 5- star Hotels and 2 4- star Hotels
• 7 restaurants with a total of 3,177 covers
• 7 bars, 2 of which are on the beach
• 7,800 sqm of indoor and outdoor space
• 2 open-air theatres (400 and 1,000 seats)
• 6 swimming pools (of which 5 are filled with seawater)
• 1 Thalasso SPA
• 3 gym-fitness areas, of which one is equipped with Technogym machines
• 7 tennis courts
• 1 all-purpose tennis/volleyball court
• 3 5-a-side football pitches
• 1 beach volley and beach tennis court


There is also a bowls court, archery, target shooting, table tennis, a shopping gallery and a hairdresser. For golf lovers there is the championship 18 hole “Golf Club Metaponto” a few kilometres away. All the rooms have air conditioning with individual regulators. Any kind of audio-visual equipment can be installed in these rooms. There is a Fibre-Optic Wi-Fi Internet connection with a broad band downloading capacity of 500Mbit as well as an uploading capacity of 500Mbit.


Congressional Facilities

• Audio/video equipment
• Setting up of stands, display areas and tensile structures
• Appropriate connectivity
• Furniture hire
• Simultaneous translation
• Technical assistance and hostess services
• Photo-video services
• Team building activities
• Entertainment of every kind
• Excursions
• Floral decoration and gifts
• Porter service
• Babysitting service
• Appropriate and studied catering options for every event
• Transfer service to and from airports and railway stations



Ethra Thalasso SPA,
offers relaxation, wellness and sport

The vital, regenerative energy found in the richness of the sea can be experienced in the wellness rituals and Thalassotherapy Courses on offer at the exclusive Ethra Thalasso SPA, immersed in the enchanting natural setting of the Reserve in Stornara – a secret garden where you can experience once more the wellness of body, mind and spirit. The Thalasso SPA has two seawater swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor, a seawater Aquatonic Course, an open-air wellness oasis with Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs and a solarium. Among the services offered are: Thalassotherapy treatments, beauty treatments, saunas, Turkish Baths, wellness courses and relaxation and fitness programmes. The Thalasso area also has a modern gym equipped with Technogym machines. Yoga, Pilates and other gentle exercises are also available.
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The best location with rich and quality catering


There are seven restaurants, two of which are on the beach, with a total offering of 3.177 covers. The chefs at the Ethra Reserve delight our Guests with appetising menus and gastronomic treats based on the genuine raw materials found in the rich Apulian territory. They can cater for your every desire: coffee breaks, working lunches, brunches, aperitifs and gala dinners.
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Harmony amongst architecture, nature and wellness


The Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA offer an exclusive and innovative concept which combines elegance, design and contact with nature. Designed by Emilio Ambasz, forerunner of “landscape architecture”, the Kalidria building has been modelled after an amphitheatre so that it blends perfectly with its lush natural surroundings.
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Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019


50 km away - The contrast between ancient and modern is embodied in the incomparable landscape of the city of Matera. The uniqueness of this place and the sensitivity with which its cultural identity has been restored, have given increased importance to the “Sassi” which, apart from hosting museums, provides an enchanting backdrop for prestigious cultural exhibitions which have earned it the title of “European Capital of Culture 2019”.

The Beach, a pristine coastline,
breath-taking views

A 5 km-long stretch of beach, of rare beauty, cut off from the outside world, set amongst dunes and Mediterranean vegetation - this is the place where you can escape from daily life, where you can re-charge your batteries and experience the sea in an exclusive way. You are welcomed by a breath-taking view, the green of the lush vegetation, the thousands of shades of blue in the sea and the blue of the sky, the heat and the soft colours of the windswept dunes. The Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA are connected to the sandy and private beach by a centuries-old pine wood where the fragrances of juniper, myrtle and rosemary blend, forming a restorative essence. Throughout the day, a convenient shuttle service, which takes about 8 minutes, to the beach, and back, from the Hotel. There is a bar, well-spaced large beach umbrellas to ensure privacy, sunbeds and showers on the beach. Our smallest guests can bathe in safety in the shallow water near the shore which has a sandy, sloping bed without rocks.

The bar on the dunes has coffee shop facilities, cold drinks, pleasant snacks and can provide light lunches. The Sailing Club on the beach provides Laser boats and Trident boats for sailing courses and individual boat trips, as well as canoes, pedalos and paddle surfboards.

The best of Italian entertainment

From June to September there is evening entertainment provided by live performers who offer shows in the 2 open-air amphitheatres. The various Children’s Clubs, Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding Facility, the playground with giant games, the Spray Park, sports activities, group and individual courses, assistance from personal trainers and 24 hour medical assistance are also available.

From June to September, our team of reliable but never pushy entertainers will not only offer fun activities but also timely services, taking into consideration the needs of both our eldest and our smallest Guests, providing services, such as sports, entertainment, excursions and giving assistance to children. Throughout the day from morning to night, the captivating positive energy and vitality of our “equipe” will involve Guests in thousands of activities, parties and games. Guests will be able to give performances of singing, acting and much more.

Every evening shows, such as musicals, cabarets and variety performances take place in the 2 professionally equipped open-air amphitheatres that host a vast selection of continuously new shows. Attention to detail concerning the choreography, the costumes, the video mapping and the live singing performances, will ensure unforgettable experiences.

For our youngest Guests
The Mini, Teeny and Junior Clubs for small children and youngsters are run by our highly qualified and carefully selected staff who specialise in entertaining our young Guests with a vast programme of games, parties, sports and creative activities... and a lot of fun in the sea.

The Ethra Congress Center offers large areas reserved for small children and youngsters only, including the playground with giant games and the Spray Park, created and purpose-built in order to ensure a fun holiday in complete safety.

Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding facility: Parents who prefer to cook and prepare meals for their children 0-3 years old (with tables, chairs and high chairs) can use the baby kitchens from 6 a.m. to midnight, assistance is provided and basic foods are available at main mealtimes. Medical assistance in the hotel 24 hours a day.

Apulia, an enchanting experiential journey

The Ethra Congress Center is in Castellaneta Marina, in Apulia, one of the richest regions in the Italian “Mezzogiorno” in terms of natural beauty, culture, history, art and tradition. Apulia is the land of sun and hospitality in the heart of the Mediterranean, lapped by two wonderful seas, The Ionian and The Adriatic, both of which have varied coastlines. Centuries of history and enchanting landscapes are just some of the wonders that make this place unique and from where you can take back unforgettable experiences. This rich territory is characterised by towns and hamlets with an enchanted atmosphere, an extraordinary heritage and exceptional Unesco sites, including Castel Del Monte, the Trullis in Alberobello and the awe-inspiring Matera, in Basilicata. An ever-increasing number of tourists from all over the world visit this extraordinary land – let yourself be overwhelmed!

• Visit and winetasting at one of the most prestigious and award-winning wineries in Apulia to get acquainted with the history and flavours of Apulian wine
• Tasting of extra-virgin olive oil and typical Apulian products in a wonderful countryside setting, surrounded by centuries-old olive trees
• Tasting in selected Apulian dairies to get acquainted to and savour the production of mozzarella and burrata cheese
• Cookery lessons with an Apulian chef to learn the secrets of some traditional recipes
• Designer shopping with a visit to the ancient artisan workshops in the centre of Grottaglie, the city of ceramics, and to the historical tailors’ shops in Ginosa
• For golf lovers, the championship 18 hole “Golf Club Metaponto” is a few kilometres away
• Visit to the centre of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019, where time has stood still
• Visit to the renovated archaeological museum Mar.TA in Taranto
• Visit to Metaponto, the illustrious city of Magna Grecia
• Nature excursion to the Gravina di Laterza, one of the largest canyons in Europe
• Boat trips on the sea accompanied by a team of marine biologists and participate in the research on the protection of dolphins


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