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Marina di Camerota, Camerota, Italy

The organization Tetide APS is promoting a meeting that will focus on caving in Mediterranean countries: Speleo Kamaraton 2021. The aim of this event is to create a space where speleology, archeology, paleontology, and cave diving can meet and interact. Moreover, this meeting is meant to be a starting point for the development of a sustainable speleology where the conservation of caves is put to the fore.  

The event is under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the International Union of Speleology, the European Speleological Federation, the Italian Alpine Club, the Cilento Vallo di Diano and Alburni National Park, the Italian Speleological Society, the Humanities Social and Educational Department of the University of Molise, the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy, the Association of Italian Tourist Caves, the UniVerde Foundation, the National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps and will be co-organized by the Campania Speleological Federation, the MIdA Foundation and Camerota Town Council (in the province of Salerno, Italy).

The meeting is going to be held in the town of Marina di Camerota (Salerno, Italy), a port in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the site of myths, temples, towers, nature and traditional cuisine. The town will seduce us as the nymph Kamaratòn did with Palinuro, Enea’s  helmsman. He was refused and shipwrecked while trying to capture the image of the deity reflected in the sea. Venus, the goddess of beauty, was moved by this act of cruelty and turned Kamaratòn into a rock which is the hill where Camerota stands. 

Speleo Kamaraton  will offer you the chance to discover the countless caves of Cilento, through a rich program of excursions in archeological and paleontological caves in the mountains or by the sea, in ravines and underwater. The meeting will also feature exhibitions and conferences, and time to enjoy Mediterranean music and cuisine. 

Tetide has been founded in order to organise this event and will be waiting for you at Speleo Kamaraton. (

Geographical coverage
  • Mediterranean (widespread)
Intended Users
  • Administrations/Authorities
  • General public
  • Researchers and scientists
Source of funding
  • Public funding
  • Private funding
  • Environment
  • Scientific research / technologies / innovation
  • Tourism
Country of project partners
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Palestine
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey