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The Roman villa of Els Ametllers, discovered in 1914, is one of the most important villas in the ancient province of Tarraco. It was mainly dedicated to the cultivation of vines and the export of wines.
Two distinct architectural zones emerge: that of the residence (pars urbana) and the agricultural part (pars fructuaria).
The thermal baths, mosaics, stucco, winter dining room and swimming pool all bear witness to the size of the first zone. The second one constituted the industrial zone with, most notably, the warehouses and rooms where the agricultural products were worked.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Fondo Cristal invites you to try out its cruises on the Costa Brava. On the programme, a unique perspective of the coast between Cala Giverola and Tossa. Founded in 1985, the company offers an activity that’s popular among people who visit Tossa de Mar. It has two glass-bottom boats and a qualified team to share the experience with you. During your tour, you’ll see caves and beaches and rock formations, not forgetting the seabed itself.
A little white chapel located in the middle of the busy streets of Tossa, the Chapel of Our Lady of Socorro was built in the 16th century. The fishermen and merchants of Tossa have a particular devotion for it, because it was built and given to the town by a Tossa merchant sailor rescued from a shipwreck. Its simple decor highlights its special features.
A little inlet 4 kilometres north of Tossa, Cala Pola is right next to a campsite. Accessible by car as far as the entrance to the campsite, you can walk to it from there. Most swimmers come from the campsite, making it a lively place. It’s open to all and offers a range of services: showers, supermarket, beach bar... It’s also a start and end point for boat trips.
Close to the shore off L'Estartit beach lies the Medes archipelago which is part of the Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Nature Park. These seven islets covering a surface area of about 23 hectares are one of the most important marine flora and fauna reserves in the western Mediterranean. This explains why the place is popular with scuba diving enthusiasts who go there to admire the red coral caves and large posidonia meadows.
You can also visit the area in glass bottomed boats, kayaks or "traditional" boats.