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Scala dei Turchi, Realmonte
(4.4/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
Bathed in sunlight and lapped by crystalline waters, Scala dei Turchi is a white-stone coastal cliff between two sandy beaches. You can access this popular tourist attraction by climbing a limestone rock formation in the shape of a staircase. This area was once the site of frequent Turkish raids. Near the cliff is a small bar, offering cold drinks, a deep shade, and sweeping views of the sea. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring lots of water for your walk up the steep staircase. Plan to see Scala dei Turchi and other attractions that appeal to you using our Realmonte vacation planner.
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  • You comment entitled How has been going to this place. Such an amazing view that almost takes your breath away and a wonderful sea! I mean, I'll be back
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  • Scala dei Turchi at 12 November: clear sky, warm sun, Gale and stormy seas. The impression that there has attracted is to have strolled on Lunar soil, out of time. Fantastic. We had lunch at the only restaurant in mind, a bit rundown but the quality good and generous portions. Definitely worth seeing even in summer
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  • You can make an afternoon of. What swim or paddle. Your smearing with chalk mud and even climbing up. Whiter than white. There are some bars for some cool.
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  • Crowded but worth the visit We could never get the ideal photo of the family with the rocks in the background because there are people all over the chalk. We did take a nice photo and edited everyone else out which makes it look nice. Our boys, 10 & 13, enjoyed scrambling over the rocks leading up to the chalk as much as going up the cliffs although the rocks in the ocean are very slippery. We paid for the parking right above the path. You can search for free parking but this place was cheap and easy.
  • A really cool find in the more spread out, south west of Sicily. It is exactly as it appears in the pictures. Pure white, chalky rock, clear water, sun drenched. It's not a short walk from the pathways that lead to the road but well worth it. You can find a spoke and lay out on the rock for hours. Some of the locals use the chalk that comes off the rock as sunscreen. Swim in the beautiful blue waters. They drop away fairly suddenly from the edge so not a good place for kids.
  • The first time I visited la Scala dei Turchi, I had no idea what it was. I questioned that it was anything to even see. Suddenly as we turned the corner, this beautiful white mountain appeared in the distance. Was that it? Yes, it was, and it was magnificent.
  • A unique place well worth visiting. Getting to the secluded part of beach over treacherous marble steps can be challenging, especially with young kids. There are more accessible parts to enjoy as well.
  • Very nice view and one of the best beaches I have ever seen