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From Catania: Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps

1. From Catania: Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps

Begin the day with a pick-up from your accommodation in a comfortable minivan at around 8:30 AM. First stop will be in Agrigento. This city used to be the richest of all the Greek colonies.  Admire the beautiful and impressive Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. See some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world. Pindar, the Greek poet and writer, described it as one of the most beautiful cities of those inhabited by mortals. The Valley of the Temples is famous for its well-preserved temples, seven in total.  The Temple of Concordia is one of the best preserved Greek temples in the world helping the site to gain the classic UNESCO world heritage award. At the site, visit the remains of many other temples dedicated to various divinity like Juno, Hercules, Hephaestus, and Athena. Next see one of the most amazing beaches in Sicily. A few kilometers away from Agrigento, find the Scala dei Turchi, literally translated to Turkish steps. Discover a dazzling white rock formation, rising from the clear blue sea like giant steps. Walk this gentle slope, high above the sea on your feet, and enjoy a unique experience. Here, have free time to enjoy one of the most famous beaches in Sicily, and eat a Sicilian snack, including small pizzas, bottles of water and red local wine. Arrive back in Catania in the early evening.

Agrigento: Scala dei Turchi Boat Tour

2. Agrigento: Scala dei Turchi Boat Tour

Starting from San Leone, you will begin the navigation, while admiring the beautiful landscapes of the area. After crossing the river Akragas, namesake of the ancient Greek city of Agrigento, you will reach the beach of Maddalusa and the bay of Kaos. Once arrived in Realmonte, the Scala dei Turchi will welcome you in all its majestic beauty and elegance. You can also take advantage of it to dive into its crystal clear and limpid waters. Heading further west, you can admire the lighthouse of Capo Rossello, but also the Bay of Madonnina and Rocca Gucciarda, which tells a legend known in this area. After a last refreshing dip, you will visit the area of Pietre Cadute and Cappellaccio, seeing the beach of Siculiana and Giallonardo. You will live then, a unique experience, among wonderful beaches, coves and turquoise waters, which will leave you unforgettable memories.

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What people are saying about Stair of the Turks

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 20 reviews

I highly recommend this activity, carefully organized! One flaw ... a guide to the Valley of the Temples should be connected with activities! We have done it by ourselves, luckily there are guides within the structure, very competent and friendly !!!

The valley of the temples is a magnificent ancient park, the remains of great beauty are highlighted thanks to an environment of great simplicity giving pride of place to Mediterranean vegetation.

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.

Magnificent sites, visited with a responsive and well-informed French-speaking guide on the region and the monuments.

Very good visit. Hot in the temples but then the beach is fine. The amazing guide