Erchie (Maiori)

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La Costa di Erchie.jpg
Erchie is located in Italy
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
Province Salerno (SA)
Comune Maiori
Elevation[1] 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 83
Demonym(s) Erchitani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84010
Dialing code (+39) 089
Capo d'Orso (Bear's Cape)

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]


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.


With a few hundred inhabitants, mostly fishermen, Erchie is the ideal place for a romantic stay in an exclusive village with a very special charm.

Erchie is a place where you feel you have stepped back 100 years in time, where you walk three times slower and rush nowhere. Be prepared to embrace "il dolce far niente", the sweetness of doing nothing. Forget your projects and deadlines. And escape to Erchie.

Erchie is certainly a delightful place where to spend a peaceful vacation, but during your stay in Erchie you will have the opportunity to visit touristic and historical sites that are famous all over the world. Erchie is just a few kilometers from these places and is well positioned in the middle between touristic and historical sites. The list of places that you should consider visiting while you are staying in Erchie includes Pompeii, Paestum, the Vesuvio Vulcan, Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Capri, Ravello and so on ...


The coast around Erchie 
Sun rise over the sea at Erchie 
Hillside over Erchie 
Panoramic view from above 
Thunderstorm by the sea 
View of a corner of the village 
Caugo beach 
Tower of Erchie 

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