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Scala dei Turchi

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Address: Realmonte, Sicily, Italy
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Worth the climb

We had seen the beach on film and were delighted to find it when we were driving around the area after a recommendation from our hotel. The parking is expensive but do use the car... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
West Sussex
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665 reviews
241 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had seen the beach on film and were delighted to find it when we were driving around the area after a recommendation from our hotel. The parking is expensive but do use the car park and not part on the road and be prepared to walk up and down many steps to reach the beach. When there it is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a natural feature of brilliant white rock eroded into giant steps by the sea. To get there you follow the signs through Realmonte, then the road along the coast, ignoring the early signs attached to various hotels etc and NOT parking by the side of the road, but waiting until the road drops down towards the beach, where... More 

1 Thank AcademicEdinburgh
Landsberg am Lech, Germany
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

If you like hiking, then this is something for you and it's one of the few things you can see in Sicily without having to pay for :-)

Thank Gourmet J
London, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Looks like marble, feels like chalk. This is a really unusual natural wonder. Well worth the trip. Free parking and no entry fee.

Thank Steve H
Florence, Italy
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

If you find yourself in Agrigento, Scala dei Turchi is a must see. it is easy to get to as well. There is a vista point where you have the opportunity to take in the entire view of the Scala. This is an extremely dangerous area without any safety barricades along the shear cliffs. Follow the signs to Scala dei... More 

Thank Yvonne R
Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Scala dei Turchi turned out to be worth the visit, although there really is nothing else to see close by. Best times to visit are sunrise and sunset and of course low season when there is no one else around and you can enjoy the magical silence and the sounds of the ocean.

Thank annailaine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I saw pictures about this place, look amazing; BUT you should go to see it with your own eyes: it's breath taking! I saw it at the sunrise ... hard to find to right words to describe it. I would say this should be in your 'must-do' list if you visit Sicily

1 Thank AlexMioritics
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

On the way in or out of Agrigento, it is worth making a detour to go and see 'The Stairs of the Turks' ('Scala dei Turchi'). As the legend goes, it was a stairs used by the Turks to loot the area. It is a surprising natural wonder on a cliff. But it cannot be seen from the road. So... More 

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East Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Scala is a mixed bag. Everything in the title is true. But there's also the chance to run into swarming groups of teenagers, beached and rotting paddle boats, and a modicum of trash. We had a great afternoon, however, and I advise anyone near Agrigento who wants a day in the sun to head there. The white cliffs are... More 

1 Thank tako65
Bad Hindelang, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Had a very enjoyable forty minutes or so visiting this rock and walking along the beach to get there. Very photogenic feature, and we were lucky that we were alone for the experience. Just a shame that people feel they need to carve their names into the soft rock - shame on them.

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