Scala dei Turchi, Realmonte

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#1 of 31 in Parks in Province of Agrigento
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. Use our Realmonte vacation planner to add Scala dei Turchi and other attractions to your Realmonte vacation plans.
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  • Even though we were there mid March with the weather not so nice and a great place exciting and being out of season allowed us, in spite of the strong wind, to live it intensely as there are really few people. Unfortunately, as in many other places, there are even a few meters from the sea and houses on the beach a 4-story building that would certainly be brought down. A scandal. The mayors who have allowed these things have to be stopped and claim damages
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  • Beautiful white Cliff contrasting with the blue of the sea. We saw it from the top, but we also walked over ... Feels good! The only difficulty, in August, is finding parking and the multitude tourists
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  • Yes, the scala dei Turchi is really unsurpassed for beauty. Until you arrive in the area, you can't figure out how it's done. The white chalk, is certainly the thing that stands out, but actually when you climb on foot (10 minutes), the shape and the steepness of the cliffs on the sea give a spectacular view. The only flaw, the lack of a proper parking lot.
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  • Mind this place is officially closed due to failing rocks. You are risking a fine though tourists simply go around the fence. You can stay on the beach but you should not climb on the rock itself.
  • This stair-shaped cliff looks amazing from every side you look at it. The low plants and cactusses at the top make a great view in combination with the white cliffs and endless blue sea in the background. It's definitely worth to drive by it and spend some time there if you're near Agrigento!
  • love this place, Turkish stairs this is from where the Turkish army had entered to the Island! wasn't easy though, beautiful sea, you can use the argilla for your skin, amazing,,,
  • Top 10 the best places in Sicily! It's of course my opinion :) I was in December there. Empty place! No one! Still warm. But place where this white part begin (when the beach is finishing) dangerous rocks hang there. They fell down almost killing us. Be careful there!
  • Just splendid. Had no idea what I'd find (didn't do anything as sensible as research) so was simply amazed. Comically, there was a fashion shoot there the day I came. Gorgeous to walk around the headland then climb the glorious white 'steps', peer into the water below and generally be amazed...you won't regret a trip here.
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