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Scala dei Turchi

Realmonte, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Realmonte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The beach surroundings are very beautiful. There's a good car park and easily accessible. Beach itself is a bit narrow and the area you can swim in very small as most of the beach is quite shallow and rocky.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This place is pretty busy, which means a) parking (and even just driving) in the area is an absolute nightmare and b) you are by no means going to be the only one on the Scala, whatever time of day. That said, it's an impressive feat of geography and I've never seen anything like it before. Great for photo opportunities,... More

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Scala dei Turchi is an amazingggg place to visit in Sicily! It's easy to get to (though the walk is a little tough once you're there haha) and it's unlike anything you'll ever see. It can be a little scary if you're afraid of heights, as there are obviously no railings or anything, but it's definitely worth the trip!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Well, I usually do not write bad reviews about the places as everyone has a different taste, but I am urged to write this one as I wish someone warned me earlier. My friends and I had a week long holiday in Sicily. It was superb. However renting a car and going all the way to Scala dei Turchi was... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is absolutely one of my favorite places on the planet. The scala are surreal against the backdrop of an ombre blue ocean. Keep in mind there is no public transportation in Agrigento for tour purposes. We hired an old taxi driver with glasses literally like beer bottles, but he was the best--took us around the town to a few... More

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Troy,AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It did not cost anything where we parked, a 1.50 Euro is worth the view, You should bring water and a bag to carry shoes if you wade or you can sunbathe. The steps are amazing. it was not in our guidebook "Ten Best of Sicily." We saw it on Pinterest. The steps are so white and the water so... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Park the car near to one of the accesses to the beach and take something to drink - though there are coffee shops nearby. It costs 1.50 euro to park. Be prepared to walk and climb stairs. A nice place to relax and enjoy the sunset. Keep in mind though that it's not a nice idea to visit when it's... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've never seen such a white rock. It is huge, but you can walk on it, or enjoy spectacular views of the sea, or just sunbathe. The rock itself is smooth, very pleasant to the touch, really strange:) I've hear that the sea of these area has healing powers. The rock is located in the town of Realmonte, near Agrigento.... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Water is crystal clear, really cold, and the contrast between the blue water and the white rocks is a must if you're in the area. You can park the car close to one of the accesses to the beach, go down the stairs, and spend a while contemplating the scenery. Jumping into the sea for a few moments (water is... More

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Worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well worth the travel there. We took the bus from Agrigento central bus station, costs 3.60 Eur per person, return. And it takes you to Porto Empedocle, stops near a bar on what looks like a carriageway. Then you get on the beach (the most amazing fine sand and calm water!) and start walking, and you walk....for approx 1h, along... More

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