Scala dei turchi

Scala dei turchi is one of those iconic images you see of Sicily and worth a visit if you are in the area.

We arrived there after our visit to Agrigento by car in August. There are a couple of car parks to park in or you could risk parking on the street for free, but on our way out I saw that the cars parked on the street had parking tickets. Personally I think you should just pay for parking, not only to avoid a ticket but also to keep your car safe. It’s a windy road down.

You have to walk down stairs to reach the beach and let me tell you that it isot fun walking back up them!

Once you reach the beach it’s about a 15 minute walk to Scala dei turchi. Along the way we noticed people putting clay on their faces and bodies from the water. Of course we joined in, but I won’t subject you to that picture of my face!

The Scala is filled with people sunbathing and taking pictures.

August is a busy time to visit the Scala so if you aren’t a fan of crowds try going in September when it’s still hot but quieter.

The sea is a beautiful blue, but be warned that the water by the Scala is cold! The Italians call it ‘iced water’.

While the sea at scala dei turchi is not my favourite it is worth the visit, but just be prepared for that walk back and the stairs back up.

Have you been to the Scala? If so what did you think of it?


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