Where to stay around Galatina?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,143 holiday lettings near Galatina. From 396 Houses to 371 Studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Galatina is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Galatina?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Galatina:

  • Centro Storico: 30 holiday homes
  • Santa Caterina: 67 holiday homes
  • Lido Conchiglie: 70 holiday homes
  • Centro Storico: 91 holiday homes
  • Lido delle Conchiglie: 22 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Galatina?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Galatina. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Basilica of Saint Catherine of Alexandria: 5,597 holiday lettings
  • Galatina Station: 5,523 holiday lettings
  • Church of Saints Peter and Paul: 5,578 holiday lettings
  • Tarantismo Museum: 5,569 holiday lettings
  • Villa Marchesi: 2,501 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Galatina listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Galatina?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 396 Houses in Galatina. Our other popular types of Galatina holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 371 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 369 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 219 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Country houses and more.

Can I rent village rentals in Galatina?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 244 village rentals in Galatina. You have also many other possibilities in Galatina area, including:

  • Rural rentals: 232 holiday rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 154 holiday rentals
  • Golf course rentals: 38 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool in Galatina?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with heated indoor pool among our 9 holiday homes with heated indoor pool available in Galatina. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Galatina, Città d'Arte; a mini Lecce, and home to some of Puglia's most famous churches

    Galatina is a beautiful historical town in the heart of the Salentine Peninsular, within easy reach of the Adriatic and Ionian coast-lines, Puglia's "Lands End" (Sta Maria di Leuca), as well as the baroque provincial capital, Lecce. Galatina itself has some beautiful baroque architecture and some of Puglia's most famous churches, and as a result is often referred to as a "mini Lecce".

    Of these churches, there is the Basilica di Santa Caterina, renowned for its beautiful fourteenth-century frescoes that cover its interior. The main square also features the incredibly impressive San Pietro. Perhaps the most famous of all the churches (and the most under-stated) however is the chapel of San Paolo. The chapel is located a small distance from the town square and is steeped in history. There is a legend which says that water from its well has the power to heal those who have been bitten by the tarantula. From this legend comes the annual Festival of the Tarantula, a tradition where would-be bite victims make their way to the well to be healed, whilst dancing to the pizzica (music that is typical of the area). I feel it's important to point out, there are no tarantulas in the area now so there's no need to be worried!

    The festival is called "La Notte della Taranta" and traditionally takes place on San Paolo's feast days (28th and 29th June). Festivities usually start early and finish late in Galatina, where there is music and dancing, as well as a huge fair of rides and market stalls.

    As well as the beautiful historical buildings within Galatina, many of which date back to the 16th century, you can also find a wealth of restaurants, bars and shops. During the day, your time can be spent drifting between cafe's, bakeries and gelato ice-cream shops, whilst in the evening the town centre comes alive with people eating at fantastic restaurants, admiring the flood-lit architecture and frequenting the many bars, listening to live concerts in the town square, or visiting some of the many shops

    Due to its location just south of Lecce, Galatina offers an ideal base for sightseeing and exploring Southern Puglia. Not only this, but because the town is away from the tourist hotspots on the coast, the town is still lively and vibrant out of season, yet not overcrowded during the summer months.

    Written by James Cullingford - Owner of Property 89993 in Galatina, Italy

    Sightseeing in and around Galatina

    Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Galatina has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Conti Zecca Winery (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
    • Parco Acquatico Splash (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
    • Cantina Vecchia Torre (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
    • Leone de Castris Winery (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
    • Nardo Technical Center (18 mi / 29 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Galatina

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Galatina is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Santa Maria al Bagno Beach (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
    • Padula Bianca Beach (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
    • Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio e Palude del Capitano (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
    • Aldo Moro Park (10 mi / 16.1 km)
    • Rivabella Beach (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
    • Baia Verde Beach (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)