As the sun rises it lights up the waves, the beach, the bathing establishments equipped with sun beds and umbrellas, the children’s playgrounds, the gyms and the pools, the many restaurants for a casual meal barefooted in the sand.
The beach comes to life step by step, the early guests arrive and bath in calm and shallow waters, followed by families with children and active holiday lovers.
As the sun goes down the sea breeze of the evening cools the waves and the beach. The bathing establishments close and leave the place to nightlife, cocktails and dinners, music and meetings.
The name (in local pronunciation Arcaton) comes from the Greek and Byzantine occupation dated back to the sixth century AD: "Archeion" is the name of a plant, the burr, which still grows spontaneously in some areas of the beach now occupied by the bathing establishments but which was once abundant on the desert shore of Riccione.