Torre Melissa, fraction of the commune of Melissa, 25 km from Crotone and 6 km from Cirò Marina. It has a population of 2. 200 inhabitants, in the summer period around 8. 000 inhabitants.
Modern and equipped supermarkets, butcheries, delicatessness, pharmacy, greengrocers, newspaper kiosk, clothing, etc... they make Torre Melissa a seaside resort able to satisfy the demands of the tourists.
Melissa is found on a rocky costone and it is inhabited from 4705 people, occupying 5000 hectares. However, the first documents which do reference on Melissa are from 1. 200 on thought many years before interpreting floor covering which to the Romane poch. Reminds from Ovidio in the metamorphosis one believes that Melissa was created by the king of Crete, Melisseo. Others believe that the name of the Greek “Melissa” comes: bee or honey, as they testify the bees of his coat of arms; according to others, still on the fame, of which the sorceress Melissa enjoyed. Famous also for his wine that competes with that of the neighboring zones, Cirò and Cirò Marina.
The municipality of Melissa spreads out from the hilly hinterland up to coast where the fraction Torre Melissa is. Torre Melissa is characterized by their Torre Aragonese (tower Aragonese) and the white beach, therefore, Torre Melissa is a small however significant tourist region with the Torre Aragonese there is the museum of the civilization the farmer (tasks are represented which had to do the Calabrians in the year 800 and 900) and the centre for the search of the typical Calabrian kitchen.