Empuries was founded by the Greeks in 575 BC and subsequently abandoned in the early middle ages. The ruins of Empuries are located a short walk from Costa Brava, where tourists can explore old Roman military camps, Greek homes, and a temple to the Greek goddess Artemis. The town was both a fortress and a temple, and the surrounding walls are still standing today.
The historic village of Sant Antoni de Calonge, originally a medieval hill village, is home to a 13th century castle as well as a luxury resort complex. The original village is separated from the resort town by C-31, the north-south highway of Costa Brava. Sant Antoni de Calonge is full of Spanish history and culture, and a must see for anyone visiting Costa Brava.
Costa Brava offers tourists a unique look into Spanish history. It is most assuredly a one-stop vacation destination.