The cave of the Giganti is so called by virtue of the legend according to which inside are buried the Giants killed by Libyan Hercules.
This cave is of exceptional paleontological interest, as many remains of artifacts dating back to the middle Paleolithic have been found.
The legend of the Cave of the Giganti
The legends, we know, proliferate generously, but what has been proven historically today is that in these caves lived the man of Neanderthal, as evidenced by all the finds of Mousterian culture found in this place.
After the Neanderthal man, the Byzantines and the Romans succeeded each other, leaving behind their 10th-century coins and jars.
The finds found among these rocks have transformed this cave into an important archaeological site.
The cave can be accessed only by sea but then, to visit it, you need to get off the boat and continue on foot. Only in this way will we see the important production of stalagmites in the center of the cave that the erosion of sea water has produced over the centuries.
Boat Rental or Excursions to the caves in Salento in Santa Maria di Leuca
You can rent one of our boats equipped with every comfort and you will sail safely to discover the fantastic coasts of Salento.
Through our excursions, whether you want a simple swim in the open sea to escape the crowds of the beaches, or prefer to indulge in a mini-cruise of a few days, Piccola Nautica offers the solutions for every need.
We have many boats available to rent in Salento and also to take part in our guided boat excursions.