Castro is a very ancient village, the heir of the roman settlement Castrum Minervae, which has always maintained its Importance. In fact, it was one of the first towns of Salento to be upgraded to county status. The town is perched on a high cliff hanging over the Adriatic Sea, to which the town is deeply connected. The sea is the identity and the beauty of Castro, with its marina that has been awarded the Blue Flag. A sea town, but also a town of myth and legends. The heart of the village hosts the Aragonese Castle, that used to be the centre of the life and activities of the town, where traditions and history are intertwined. This is where the statue of Athena Frigia was found, testimony of a temple dedicated to Minerva and mentioned by Aenea during his escape from Troy.