The municipality has 12.000 inhabitants and is located in the province of Reggio Calabria.

Locri is the administrative, cultural and religious centre of the entire Locride area on the coast of the Ionio Sea.

Especially worth seeing is the archaeological site about 3 Km south of Locri, you can see the archaeological remains of ancient temples, theatres and the walls of the Greek Magno era,  Thousand of finds from the pre-Hellenic era, Greek and Roman periods are exhibited in the well-stocked “Aquarium” Museum.