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Palermo: Valley of the Temples and Scala dei Turchi Day Trip

1. Palermo: Valley of the Temples and Scala dei Turchi Day Trip

Discover the Valley of the Temples Park and the Scala dei Turchi on a day trip from Palermo. Stroll through the park and admire the stunning examples of Ancient Greek architecture, including the Temple of Concordia, one of the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. Start with pickup from your hotel in Palermo in the morning and drive along the road to Agrigento, enjoying the views of medieval castles along the way. Make a stop along the way where you can buy some coffee and Sicilian cannoli, or lunch to enjoy inside the Valley of the Temples. When you arrive at the site, enjoy around 2 hours to explore. Admire the beautifully preserved Ancient Greek temples, including the fascinating Temple of Concordia and Temple of Hera Lacinia. When the visit is over, enjoy a photo stop at Scala dei Turchi, a stunning white marl rock cliff face that contrasts with the turquoise ocean waters below. Relax on the journey back to Palermo, admiring the views of the southern coast of Sicily, with drop-off back at your hotel.

Agrigento: Stair of the Turks Cliffs Boat Tour & Swim Stops

2. Agrigento: Stair of the Turks Cliffs Boat Tour & Swim Stops

Swim in the crystal clear waters at the Stair of the Turks cliffs on this boating excursion from Agrigento. Trace the shoreline and uncover beaches, and bays like Maddalusa beach and the Bay of Madonnina. Have the option to purchase drinks and rent recliners onboard. Meet your skipper at the activity provider's office in Agrigento and begin your boating adventure. Admire the beautiful landscapes of the area as you cross the river Akragas. Discover the beauty of the soft white cliffs of the Stair of the Turks (Scala dei Turchi) surrounded by turquoise waters. Stop to go for a refreshing dip in this scenic location. Continue west for stunning views of the lighthouse of Capo Rossello, the Bay of Madonnina, and Gucciarda rocks. Go for a second swim in a spot with blue water and breathtaking views. Sail past the dynamic beaches of Pietre Cadute, Siculiana, and Giallonardo before returning to your starting point in Agrigento.

From Palermo & Agrigento: Valle dei Templi Guided Tour

3. From Palermo & Agrigento: Valle dei Templi Guided Tour

Visiting Agrigento and the Temple Valley will provide you incredible cultural and historical information about this region and you will discover step by step the cultural background of the Sicilian people. As Agrigento used to be one of the most important Greek colonies in Sicily, this region is characterized by a smooth blending of Italian and Greek culture, and even in the modern city, you will notice traces of this Greek cultural heritage. After the comfortable journey from Palermo by minivan, you will enjoy a guided visit of Agrigento “Valle dei Templi” area. The remains of the seven temples are built in Doric style, keeping an imposing appearance even now when many of them are ruins. Our professiona and licensed English speaking guide will lead you through this amazing journey through the “Antica Grecia” up to nowadays. After this unforgettable experience, the perfect way to end your day trip will be an exclusive delicious Dinner in a fancy location, with traditional local dishes and excellent wines, so be ready to savor every bite you take before getting back to Palermo!

San Leone: Scala dei Turchi Private Boat Tour & Aperitif

4. San Leone: Scala dei Turchi Private Boat Tour & Aperitif

Do not miss the opportunity to live a unique and unforgettable experience in a special location. You will leave from the pier of San Leone, along the coast of Agrigento, so you can fully enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the place. Near the river Akragas, you will reach the Bay of Kaos and the beach of Maddalusa, a beautiful location enclosed between two rocky promontories, perfect for relaxing, enjoying a drink on board. Continue to Realmonte, reaching the tip of the excursion, the beautiful Scala dei Turchi, rocky promontory, with delicate shapes, which stands out on the clear sea. Continuing to sail towards the west, you will find Cape Rossello and Rocca Gucciarda, two characteristic destinations not to be missed, before returning to San Leone.

Agrigento: Punta Bianca Natural Reserve Boat Trip

5. Agrigento: Punta Bianca Natural Reserve Boat Trip

Discover the untouched beauty of the Punta Bianca Natural Reserve on this boat tour from Agrigento. Purchase a delicious aperitif onboard and relax as you take views of sights like the seaside town of Palma di Montechiaro.   Meet your skipper at the activity provider's office in Agrigento and begin your boating adventure. Admire the beautiful landscapes of the area as you enter the pristine waters of the Punta Bianca Natural Reserve. Head towards the Patella rock and go for a refreshing dip while surrounded by Mediterranean flora and fauna. Bring along your snorkeling gear to admire the rich underwater world.  Continue on the to Palma di Montechiaro and glimpse the castle of Chiaramontano perched on a hilltop above the sea. Return to your meeting point in Agrigento the conclusion of your tour. 

From Sciacca: Agrigento Province Highlights Tour

6. From Sciacca: Agrigento Province Highlights Tour

The excursion to Eraclea Minoa and the Scala dei Turchi is a short and interesting tour around the western coast of the province of Agrigento, to discover a historical and natural atmosphere made up of preserved beaches and archaeological remains. Our day begins by bus at 8:30 or 14:30 with departure from your hotel in Sciacca or from the Gulliver agency. Archaeological park The first stop is the archaeological park set in the promontory of "Capo Bianco" at the foot of the mouth of the Platani river. This double name of his can be traced back to the myth of an ancient Sicily, of the demigod Heracles and of King Minos. There are large defensive lines, with towers and gateways to the city, remains of inhabited neighborhoods and a theatre: the latter is protected by a cover to prevent erosion by atmospheric agents and is still used today as a venue for performances that have the cliffs of Capo Bianco and the splendid underlying beaches as a backdrop. The material discovered during the erosion is kept in the Antiquarium at the entrance to the site. The beach of Eraclea Minoa It stretches for about 6 kilometers in an amazing environment: the fine white sand is bathed by a sea of extreme beauty, clean, fresh and luxuriant with marine fauna. Behind it, a thick pine forest accompanies the coast for its entire surface. Scale of the Turks The second stop is the Scala dei Turchi, a magnificent dazzling white jewel that stands out among the clear blue of the sea. Describing the view is not transmissible in full: you have to live immersing yourself with all five senses in the magic of this incredible white marble cliff. It is a fascinating place where centuries of rain and wind have carved out a large natural staircase whose white color is made more dazzling by the sunlight. The Scala dei Turchi is not only nature, but it is a place recalled by local legend: it is said that the Saracen corsairs, for the Sicilians "the Turks", after having moored the ships in the calm, clear waters protected by the cliffs, climbed up these natural "stairs" reaching the top and thus invading the surrounding villages, including Realmonte.

Scala dei Turchi: Private boat tour with sunset aperitif

7. Scala dei Turchi: Private boat tour with sunset aperitif

Starting from the small port of San Leone, you will pass in front of the famous river Akragas, which gave its name to the ancient Greek city of Agrigento. Passed the bay of Kaos of Porto Empedocle, in a few minutes, you will reach Realmonte, where you will be welcomed by the enchanting Scala dei Turchi, with its majestic elegance. Right here, you can take the opportunity to dive into the clear Mediterranean waters and enjoy, in total relaxation, a tasty aperitif of sushi or local products, in front of a beautiful sunset. After this magical moment, you will resume navigation, to return to San Leone, admiring, during the journey, the striking lighthouse of Cape Carosello.

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What people are saying about Agrigento

Too bad the boy from the boat only spoke Italian and didn't understand a word of English. The aperitif didn't amount to much either, a bottle of water or a bottle of beer, so you should definitely not do it for that. Fortunately, we did enjoy the silence because it was private and the beautiful views of the coast. In order to fill the time, some parts were already covered by bobbing, so for us it could take an hour less, but that we could just sail.

A very nice moment of relaxation. Swimming in crystal clear waters. Explanations of the places (good, especially in Italian but the boat driver tried explanations in English, that's always it...) I'll do it again!

Everything worked out wonderfully. Nice guide knew what he was doing. It was just fantastically beautiful to see Sicily (Punta Bianca) from the sea side *_* Gladly again

Beautiful way to see the Scala dei Turchi! Water so warm and inviting. 3 stops along way to swim and enjoy the sights. Definitely recommend.