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

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.

Palermo: Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples Day Tour

Palermo: Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic drive into the countryside to Agrigento on this full-day excursion from Palmero, with stops to see ancient temples. Visit local Ruins and learn about the country's rich history before being transferred back to Palermo. The excursion includes a short stop for a coffee en route to Agrigento, before arriving at the Valley of the Temples. You can further explore the Hera, Concordia and Apollo temples and Hardcastle villa, with a guidebook that will provide more information about the sites. You’ll have free time to decide on a place for lunch, before your driver takes you to the Scala Dei Turchi Beach. After a photo stop , you'll be driven back to Palermo.

Catania: Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps with Snack

Catania: Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps with Snack

Begin the day with a pick-up from your accommodation in a comfortable minivan at around 8:30 AM. The 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 divinities 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. Enjoy a tasty snack, all accompanied by local wine and water. Arrive back in Catania in the early evening, at around 7:00 PM.

From Palermo: Valley of the Temples & Turkish Steps

From Palermo: Valley of the Temples & Turkish Steps

Embark on an epic 8-hour adventure to discover the historical magnificence of the Valley of the Temples. Begin your journey at dawn, when a luxurious transport welcomes you with elegance and comfort. On board the luxury vehicle, enjoy every detail, which is designed to ensure maximum relaxation and enjoyment. Enjoy wraparound seats, charging sockets for devices are at your disposal, and onboard Wi-Fi. Arrive at the Valley of the Temples, where you will have time to explore every corner of the extraordinary site. Admire the grandeur of the ancient temples and the majesty of the ruins. At the end of the excursion, return aboard the luxury vehicle will be a relaxing time to reflect on your discoveries of the day. Experience the combination of luxury, knowledge, and comfort come together in a unique tour, making your visit to the Valley of the Temples unforgettable in every way.

Cefalù: Temples Valley and Scala dei Turchi Tour

Cefalù: Temples Valley and Scala dei Turchi Tour

Let be surrounded by architectural treasures, the Valley of the Temples is amongst the most evocative sites of the Greek world and one of the most important complexes outside the Greece. We will visit the temples which stand on the high ridge overlooking the sea, walking the Sacred Way, and discovering the magnificence of the Concordia Temple, which was converted in a Christian church in the 6th century and because of that spared from much of the devastation which afflicted the site over the centuries. You will walk between the Temple of Zeus ruins, the largest temple built by the Greeks, destroyed to build the harbor of the near town of Porto Empedocle. Named as one of the 10 wonderfully unique beach by Tripadvisor, Scala dei Turchi’s cliff rises between two fine sandy beaches, and to access it you have to proceed along the coast and climb into an ascent similar to a large natural limestone staircase. The Scala dei Turchi has a wavy and irregular shape, with lines that are not rough but sweet and roundish. The name comes from the past raids of Saracens pirates, named conventionally by locals as “Turchi" (Turkish), these pirates in fact found this site as a safer landing place for their ships, saving them from the beating of the hammering African winds, compared to the rest of the southern coastline.

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

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.

San Leone: half day Boat tour Scala dei Turchi with Skipper

San Leone: half day Boat tour Scala dei Turchi with Skipper

The 4-hour itinerary will show you the Scala Dei Turchi and all the beauties of the coast: coves and beaches. The departure and return will be in the beautiful port of San Leone. Soon after the departure you will see the mouth of the legendary Akragas River and the view of the valley of the temples from the sea. After Porto Empedocle we will reach the Scala dei Turchi in a few minutes with its particular shiny water where you can swim and snorkel right in front of this majestic white marl cliff. Moving further west we will reach Capo Rossello, the lighthouse that dominates the coast and the bay of the Madonnina, in front of these places we will make the second stop for swimming. The last stop will be before returning and we will also visit the Saracen tower and the Siculiana beach. An intense tour, half a day with 3 stops for swimming and a complete visit of the entire coast of Agrigento!

From San Leone: Half-day Dinghy Tour to Scala Dei Turchi

From San Leone: Half-day Dinghy Tour to Scala Dei Turchi

Morning hours: 10:00 – 14:00 Afternoon hours: 15:00 – 19:00 Fresh water, tea and snacks will always be present on board free of charge for all customers on the excursion. It is possible with reservation to have an aperitif on board (Euro 10.00 supplement per person, to be booked in advance on the day of the excursion, to be paid locally) The navigation will start from San Leone (AG), immediately after boarding in the tourist port we will make a beautiful coastal navigation enjoying the landscapes of our territory. The Scala dei Turchi is certainly one of the most important stops to visit on the sea. We will pass in front of the legendary Akragas river, between culture and nature the tour will begin which will make us pass in front of the sites strongly linked to our history. Soon after we will arrive at the Maddalusa beach and the Chaos bay, so dear to our writer Pirandello. Passing Porto Empedocle we will enter the most exciting part of the excursion. In 10 minutes we will sail along the coast of the city arriving in Realmonte, we will be greeted by the fantastic Scala dei Turchi, now the waters will change. This is how the whole coast will appear crystalline, clear and shiny. A nice dip in these waters that move from the African continent to our beloved city and some beautiful photos with the Scala dei Turchi will be just one of the memories of this day. Moving further west, Capo Rossello and the lighthouse will show us the bay of the Madonna and the Rocca Gucciarda which tells a legend well known in the city. A dip in the warm waters of the area will be regenerative, it will also be possible to visit areas with shallow water for children. But the tour does not end here! We will also visit the area of fallen stones and the cappellaccio, seeing the beach of Siculiana and Giallonardo. The excursion is usually carried out with a large dinghy, the 12-seater tecno with 150 hp. in the case of fewer than 4 people, the vehicle can be replaced with a 6-metre boat.

Scala dei turchi: Tour delle spiagge più belle & Aperitivo

Scala dei turchi: Tour delle spiagge più belle & Aperitivo

L'esperienza più completa per esplorare spiagge incontaminate. Il nostro tour inizia proprio dal tuo alloggio; con i nostri mezzi ti portiamo in giro per mezza giornata alla scoperta delle coste della Scala dei Turchi. Non dovrai pensare ad altro che non sia il puro relax. Ti daremo a disposizione del tempo da passare in spiaggia a goderti il mare cristallino e il paesaggio naturale. Ti faremo visitare le spiagge di: Giallonardo, Lido Rossello, Lido Scala dei Turchi. Vedrai inoltre i paesaggi più caratteristici della zona, inclusa la meravigliosa Scala dei Turchi. All'interno di questa esperienza, offriamo un aperitivo per ricaricare le batterie. Non devi preoccuparti per il ritorno al tuo alloggio, ci pensiamo sempre noi ed è sempre incluso nel prezzo!

San Leone: Boat Tour to Scala dei Turchi with Swim & Skipper

San Leone: Boat Tour to Scala dei Turchi with Swim & Skipper

Sail towards the magic! A 90-minute tour to discover the Scala dei Turchi and the wonders of the Agrigento coast. Depart from the port of San Leone and admire the mouth of the Akragas river and the Valley of the Temples from the sea. Reach the Scala dei Turchi in a few minutes, where you can swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters in front of the majestic white marl cliff. An unforgettable experience to experience the uncontaminated beauty of Sicily and admire one of its most iconic views.

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

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.

Palermo: Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples Day Tour

Palermo: Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic drive into the countryside to Agrigento on this full-day excursion from Palmero, with stops to see ancient temples. Visit local Ruins and learn about the country's rich history before being transferred back to Palermo. The excursion includes a short stop for a coffee en route to Agrigento, before arriving at the Valley of the Temples. You can further explore the Hera, Concordia and Apollo temples and Hardcastle villa, with a guidebook that will provide more information about the sites. You’ll have free time to decide on a place for lunch, before your driver takes you to the Scala Dei Turchi Beach. After a photo stop , you'll be driven back to Palermo.

Catania: Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps with Snack

Catania: Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps with Snack

Begin the day with a pick-up from your accommodation in a comfortable minivan at around 8:30 AM. The 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 divinities 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. Enjoy a tasty snack, all accompanied by local wine and water. Arrive back in Catania in the early evening, at around 7:00 PM.

From Palermo: Valley of the Temples & Turkish Steps

From Palermo: Valley of the Temples & Turkish Steps

Embark on an epic 8-hour adventure to discover the historical magnificence of the Valley of the Temples. Begin your journey at dawn, when a luxurious transport welcomes you with elegance and comfort. On board the luxury vehicle, enjoy every detail, which is designed to ensure maximum relaxation and enjoyment. Enjoy wraparound seats, charging sockets for devices are at your disposal, and onboard Wi-Fi. Arrive at the Valley of the Temples, where you will have time to explore every corner of the extraordinary site. Admire the grandeur of the ancient temples and the majesty of the ruins. At the end of the excursion, return aboard the luxury vehicle will be a relaxing time to reflect on your discoveries of the day. Experience the combination of luxury, knowledge, and comfort come together in a unique tour, making your visit to the Valley of the Temples unforgettable in every way.

Cefalù: Temples Valley and Scala dei Turchi Tour

Cefalù: Temples Valley and Scala dei Turchi Tour

Let be surrounded by architectural treasures, the Valley of the Temples is amongst the most evocative sites of the Greek world and one of the most important complexes outside the Greece. We will visit the temples which stand on the high ridge overlooking the sea, walking the Sacred Way, and discovering the magnificence of the Concordia Temple, which was converted in a Christian church in the 6th century and because of that spared from much of the devastation which afflicted the site over the centuries. You will walk between the Temple of Zeus ruins, the largest temple built by the Greeks, destroyed to build the harbor of the near town of Porto Empedocle. Named as one of the 10 wonderfully unique beach by Tripadvisor, Scala dei Turchi’s cliff rises between two fine sandy beaches, and to access it you have to proceed along the coast and climb into an ascent similar to a large natural limestone staircase. The Scala dei Turchi has a wavy and irregular shape, with lines that are not rough but sweet and roundish. The name comes from the past raids of Saracens pirates, named conventionally by locals as “Turchi" (Turkish), these pirates in fact found this site as a safer landing place for their ships, saving them from the beating of the hammering African winds, compared to the rest of the southern coastline.

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

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.

San Leone: half day Boat tour Scala dei Turchi with Skipper

San Leone: half day Boat tour Scala dei Turchi with Skipper

The 4-hour itinerary will show you the Scala Dei Turchi and all the beauties of the coast: coves and beaches. The departure and return will be in the beautiful port of San Leone. Soon after the departure you will see the mouth of the legendary Akragas River and the view of the valley of the temples from the sea. After Porto Empedocle we will reach the Scala dei Turchi in a few minutes with its particular shiny water where you can swim and snorkel right in front of this majestic white marl cliff. Moving further west we will reach Capo Rossello, the lighthouse that dominates the coast and the bay of the Madonnina, in front of these places we will make the second stop for swimming. The last stop will be before returning and we will also visit the Saracen tower and the Siculiana beach. An intense tour, half a day with 3 stops for swimming and a complete visit of the entire coast of Agrigento!

From San Leone: Half-day Dinghy Tour to Scala Dei Turchi

From San Leone: Half-day Dinghy Tour to Scala Dei Turchi

Morning hours: 10:00 – 14:00 Afternoon hours: 15:00 – 19:00 Fresh water, tea and snacks will always be present on board free of charge for all customers on the excursion. It is possible with reservation to have an aperitif on board (Euro 10.00 supplement per person, to be booked in advance on the day of the excursion, to be paid locally) The navigation will start from San Leone (AG), immediately after boarding in the tourist port we will make a beautiful coastal navigation enjoying the landscapes of our territory. The Scala dei Turchi is certainly one of the most important stops to visit on the sea. We will pass in front of the legendary Akragas river, between culture and nature the tour will begin which will make us pass in front of the sites strongly linked to our history. Soon after we will arrive at the Maddalusa beach and the Chaos bay, so dear to our writer Pirandello. Passing Porto Empedocle we will enter the most exciting part of the excursion. In 10 minutes we will sail along the coast of the city arriving in Realmonte, we will be greeted by the fantastic Scala dei Turchi, now the waters will change. This is how the whole coast will appear crystalline, clear and shiny. A nice dip in these waters that move from the African continent to our beloved city and some beautiful photos with the Scala dei Turchi will be just one of the memories of this day. Moving further west, Capo Rossello and the lighthouse will show us the bay of the Madonna and the Rocca Gucciarda which tells a legend well known in the city. A dip in the warm waters of the area will be regenerative, it will also be possible to visit areas with shallow water for children. But the tour does not end here! We will also visit the area of fallen stones and the cappellaccio, seeing the beach of Siculiana and Giallonardo. The excursion is usually carried out with a large dinghy, the 12-seater tecno with 150 hp. in the case of fewer than 4 people, the vehicle can be replaced with a 6-metre boat.

Scala dei turchi: Tour delle spiagge più belle & Aperitivo

Scala dei turchi: Tour delle spiagge più belle & Aperitivo

L'esperienza più completa per esplorare spiagge incontaminate. Il nostro tour inizia proprio dal tuo alloggio; con i nostri mezzi ti portiamo in giro per mezza giornata alla scoperta delle coste della Scala dei Turchi. Non dovrai pensare ad altro che non sia il puro relax. Ti daremo a disposizione del tempo da passare in spiaggia a goderti il mare cristallino e il paesaggio naturale. Ti faremo visitare le spiagge di: Giallonardo, Lido Rossello, Lido Scala dei Turchi. Vedrai inoltre i paesaggi più caratteristici della zona, inclusa la meravigliosa Scala dei Turchi. All'interno di questa esperienza, offriamo un aperitivo per ricaricare le batterie. Non devi preoccuparti per il ritorno al tuo alloggio, ci pensiamo sempre noi ed è sempre incluso nel prezzo!

San Leone: Boat Tour to Scala dei Turchi with Swim & Skipper

San Leone: Boat Tour to Scala dei Turchi with Swim & Skipper

Sail towards the magic! A 90-minute tour to discover the Scala dei Turchi and the wonders of the Agrigento coast. Depart from the port of San Leone and admire the mouth of the Akragas river and the Valley of the Temples from the sea. Reach the Scala dei Turchi in a few minutes, where you can swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters in front of the majestic white marl cliff. An unforgettable experience to experience the uncontaminated beauty of Sicily and admire one of its most iconic views.

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