Sorrento is often called the “Land of Mermaids” and is right in the bay of Ieranto that the poet Homer places the mermaids who enchanted Odysseus.
The name “Ieranto” derives from the ancient Greek term “Ieros”, that means “holy”: here, near Punta Campanella, stood the temple of Athena.
Today, Ieranto is property of the FAI (Italian Environment Fund) and the access to the area is always free.
The path that leads to the bay of Ieranto begins from the little square of Nerano, part of Massa Lubrense and small fishing village located on the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula, reachable by bus from Massa Lubrense
The entrance of the path is few metres from the town square and is indicated by several signals.