Agrigento and Scala dei Turchi

Journey back to the days of the Greeks and Romans in Sicily on a full-day trip to Agrigento and Stair of the Turks. Admire the ruins of Greek temples and more...

Availability Days

Thursday
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Duration

5-8 h
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Cost pp

70
00
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The tour starts with the Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples.
Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, this represents one of the largest archaeological parks in the world, well preserved.

You can visit the Pietro Griffo Archaeological Museum, in the remains of the ancient agora, and admire an impressive collection of vases, marble statues and sarcophagi from the Greek and Roman era.

The Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples is an examples of Greater Greece art and architecture. Declared UNESCO World Heritage, contains exceptional monumental and includes the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas immersed in a rural landscape, characterized by the presence of century-old olive and almond trees.

It ends in beauty, passing by San Leone and going to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Sicily, where the famous Scala dei Turchi stands.

Among the many stairways you know, this is definitely one of the most unusual. You have probably already realized that this is not a real ladder, but of a spectacular stretch of coast thanks to its peculiarity has become an icon of the Sicilian seaside tourism.

This white cliff is located along the stretch of sea between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle (Agrigento) and its rock is made of a soft, limestone and a blinding white marl. The sea, taking advantage of this sparkling white, will be showing off his blue.

A very intense blue, and while sitting on the steps admiring the sea, you will be surrounded by the most pleasant thoughts. The more daring will reach through the stairway the beach to the west and will then be rewarded with a less frequented place for bathing.

By the way, the name Scale of the Turks seems to derive from the fact that in ancient times the ships of marauding Arabs and Turks found shelter in this bay.

 

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