Kalidria hotel mice

Exclusive MICE destination, completely immersed in the greenery of the Stornara Nature Reserve


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

The Ethra Congress Center, in Ethra Reserve, has the greatest capacity for events in Southern Italy with 789 rooms distributed over 2 5 star Hotels and 2 4 star Resorts, a 7,800 sqm complex. The setting and facilities are unique 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 Stornare 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

The Ethra Congress Center can host any type of event, of any size and with any type of set-up, thanks to its extensive facilities. Large outdoor areas are also available for the installation of tensile structures.

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


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.



• 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 of 3500 sqm, 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 Acquatonic 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, quality catering


There are seven restaurants, including two on the beach, with a total of 3,177 covers. The Ethra Reserve chefs delight our guests with appetising menus and gastronomic specialities based on the genuine raw materials of the rich Apulian territory. They can cater for every desire: coffee breaks, business lunches, brunches, aperitifs and gala dinners.
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Hamony between achitecture, nature and ell-being 

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 “green 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”. Matera, 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 Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA offers a large private sandy beach along a 5-km stretch of coastline of rare beauty, amidst dunes and Mediterranean maquis. This is the place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, recharge your batteries and experience the sea in an exclusive way. Breathtaking views, the green of the lush, dense vegetation, the thousands of shades of blue of the crystal-clear sea water and the blue of the sky, the warm, soft colours of the wind-swept dunes welcome you to this place.
The Kalidria Hotel & Thalasso SPA is connected to the sandy, private beach by a centuries-old pine forest where the fragrances of juniper, myrtle and rosemary blend to form a restorative essence. Throughout the day, a convenient shuttle service is available to and from the beach that takes about 13 minutes.
Just a few steps from the beach is a bar (at Mediterraneo restaurant). Large umbrellas well spaced out to ensure privacy, sun loungers. Our youngest guests can bathe safely in the shallow water near the shore, with a sandy, sloping seabed and no rocks.

an extraordinary entertainment

From June to September, evening entertainment is provided by live artists offering shows in the 2 open-air amphitheatres. Also available are the various children's clubs, the Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding Facility, the playground with giant games, the Spray Park, sports activities, group and individual courses, personal trainer assistance and 24-hour medical care.

Our team of reliable and never intrusive entertainers will offer not only fun activities but also punctual services, taking into account the needs of our older and younger Guests, providing services such as sports, entertainment, excursions and assistance for children. Throughout the day, from morning to evening, the positive energy and vitality of our 'équipe' will involve Guests in a thousand activities, parties and games. Guests will be able to perform singing, acting and much more.

Every evening shows, such as musicals, cabaret and variety shows, take place in the 2 professionally equipped open-air amphitheatres that host a wide selection of ever-changing performances with fantastic costumes, exciting choreography and beautiful live songs. Unforgettable moments every night!

For our youngest Guests
The Nursery, Mini, Teeny and Junior Clubs for children and teenagers are run by highly qualified and carefully selected staff, specialised in entertaining our little guests with a wide programme of games, parties, sports and creative activities... and lots of fun in the sea.

The Ethra Convention Center offers large areas reserved for children and young people, including the playground with giant games and the Spray Park, specially created and constructed to ensure a fun and safe holiday.
Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding facility (with tables, chairs and high chairs): parents who prefer to prepare meals for their children 0-3 years old 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.
All sports and entertainment services and the Baby Kitchen/Baby Feeding facility are available until 17.09.2023, unless otherwise stated.

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 Trulli 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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