The origins of Locri, an ancient Calabrian city which gazes out across the Ionic coast, are linked to the Greek settlement of Locri Epizefri and the nearby town of Gerace. Today Locri is the most important town of the Locride region, also known as the Costa dei Gelsomini, or Jasmine Coast.
Within the archaeological park of Locri Epizefri one finds the remains of the Centocamere the town's ancient commercial district, the Marasà temple, the Necropolis, and the Greek-Roman theatre. The National museum houses a vast number of exhibits, including a collection of ancient coins and vases found in the area.
Locri is above all, a popular seaside resort, its beaches and crystal clear sea attracting thousands of visitors each year.