SCALA DEI TURCHI – TURKISH STEPS
This is for sure a spectacular stretch of coast. Unlike any other part of coastline it has become an icon of Sicilian seaside tourism. The white cliff is located along the stretch of sea between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle in the Province of Agrigento. The rock-formation is made of a soft, limestone and a blinding white colour. Nature has formed this material over time, making it soft and sinuous. With the help of the sea and the salty breeze, sort of terraces were created and smooth steps were formed. The sea is taking advantage of this sparkling white rock formation by showing off his amazing blue colours!
Sitting on the steps admiring the very intense blue sea, you will be surrounded by the most pleasant thoughts. The local boys are often diving from the most prominent steps. We parked the car close to beach and walked over via the beach side. A beautiful walk with 2 restaurants along the way. We climbed the rock which gives you an amazing look from both sides of the steps. By the way, the name Scale of the Turks or Turkish steps lies in the fact that in ancient times the ships of Arabs and Turks found shelter in this bay.
Have a look at this spectacular video from Dronedary!
Car: the distance from Licata to Realmonte is 58 km. It takes about an hour to reach Realmonte. You can reach the Scala from the SS 115 and then the main road n.68.
Parking: Payed parking is available everywhere. In summer it is very busy and it is better to go early in the morning.
Bus: from Porto Empedocle during summer you will find a bus service to reach the Scala.
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