Erchie, Maiori

Erchie is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Maiori in the Province of Salerno, Campania. It is part of the Amalfi Coast and its population is 83.[1]

Erchie
La Costa di Erchie.jpg
Erchie is located in Italy
Erchie
Erchie
Location of Erchie in Italy
Coordinates: 40°38′17.16″N 14°41′38.76″E / 40.6381000°N 14.6941000°E / 40.6381000; 14.6941000Coordinates: 40°38′17.16″N 14°41′38.76″E / 40.6381000°N 14.6941000°E / 40.6381000; 14.6941000
Country Italy
Region Campania
ProvinceSalerno (SA)
ComuneMaiori
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total83
Demonym(s)Erchitani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
84010
Dialing code(+39) 089
Capo d'Orso (Bear's Cape)
Sunrise over the sea at Erchie

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GeographyEdit

The village is located on the Tyrrhenian coast between Cetara (1,7 km in the east) and Maiori (8,5 km in the west). It is 12 km far from Salerno and 14 from Amalfi. The inhabited area lies around a beach and is surrounded by the Lattari Mountains. Erchie is set, as a hidden gem, in a secluded valley that opens onto the beach and a dreamy bay. The heart of the village is the main beach surrounded by rocky slopes covered with luxuriant vegetation dispersed with little houses. Many exclusive beaches and coves where to bathe, dive or take the sun, are hidden along the coast and can be reached only by boat.

TourismEdit

With a few hundred inhabitants, mostly fishermen, Erchie is one of the least populated hamlets in the Amalfi Coast. Nonetheless, its favorable location and relative tranquility have made Erchie a popular destination among tourists.

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Erchie at Wikimedia Commons