Ideal ecosystem for birdwatchers and sunbathers aficionados
The Scala dei Turchi are the most famous attractions of our coast but there is so much more. Little bays and rocky cliffs separated by long, golden, sandy beaches make the coast of Agrigento an ideal spot for your vacation in Sicily: more than 200km of beautiful natural beaches to soak up the sun, dive into turquoise waters and explore magnificent nature reserves. Some reserves such as Torre Salsa and Foce del Fiume Platani are located on the coast whilst others are in the hilly mountainous areas of the Monti Sicani: the green heart of Sicily waiting to be discovered. A surprising variety of Mediterranean flora and fauna thrives in the countryside and along the gentle shores of Agrigento, enhanced by light, perfumes and colours. This corner of Sicily delights and satisfies anyone looking for an outdoor experience in a natural environment: on the one hand there are magnificent beaches, hidden bays and rocky corners for those who want to relax and on the other there are lush forests, sleepy villages and friendly countryside roads where one can encounter the authentic and generous side of Sicily. In the following section we propose some of the better known bathing areas and nature reserves: discover others in our itineraries.
A long walk among the oldest oaks and rocks of Sicily
For ten consecutive years the beaches of Porto Palo have been awarded the ‘blue flag’ Education (FEE) for the quality of its waters. The area is overlooked by an ancient watchtower.
The beach of San Marco is in a little bay with crystal clear waters, surrounded and protected by rocky slopes: an authentic paradise for snorkelers.
The shore of Seccagrande is a pebbled beach with seaside services. Its waters are very crystal clear. This coastal area is the principal beach of the nearby town of Ribera.
Lovely as the Scala dei Turchi the white cliff of Cape White is located near the Platani river and Cattolica Eraclea town. The archaeological site of Heraclea Minoa is located just on her top.
This long wide sandy beach, located near Cattolica Eraclea town, is fringed by pines trees stretches to the cliff of Capo Bianco. The beauty of the sea makes it a perfect spot for bathing.
This pretty beach with blue waters and lush Mediterranean vegetation is the extension of the beach of Eraclea Minoa, dominated by the cliff of Capo Bianco.
The natural oasis of Lago Gorgo is well known to birdwatchers because houses many varieties of migrant birds such as cormorants and flamingos.
A lovely beach which reaches right up to the nature reserve of Torre Salsa. Once a fishermen’s village, now a popular seaside resort thanks to its clean waters.
A magnificent beach with soft sand, overlooked by the characteristic cliff of Monte Rosso on which stands a watch tower of the 16th century.
To the est of Pergole, below the sandstone rocks on which the Tower of Monterosso is perched, the beach called Spiaggetta offers a perfect place to bathers.
To the west of the cliff of Monte Rosso are a small sandy sandy beaches surrounded by steep cliffs. Beware: the road leading down to the beaches is steep.
This beach is near to Scala dei Turchi. To the west it’s protected by a cliff with a lighthouse. At its feet the rocky coves create charming bathing spots.
Punta Grande is the sandy beach to the East of the Scala dei Turchi. The beauty of the sea makes it a perfect spot for bathing.
Punta Piccola is a vast golden beach located between Porto Empedocle and Scala dei Turchi. Nearby, you can admire the ruins of a ancient roman villa.
Marinella is the main beach of Porto Empedocle. The many kiosks and beach resorts along the beach makes it an ideal destination for families.
Cannatello beach offer both free bathing areas as areas and areas services by beach kiosks. The neighbourhood located near the beach many services are provided.
Punta Bianca is the hidden pearl lies to the Agrigento’s beaches. This “minor version” of the Scala dei Turchi not easy to reach but stunning
Cala Vincenzina is a splendid sandy cove set beneath a ruggedly cliff. It is not easy to access: the route is very steep. Easier to reach by sea.
The bay, near to Palma di Montechiaro town, are a stunning inlets framed by ruggedly beauty. It is located at the foot of the medieval castle. Easier to reach by sea
The seaside of Palma di Montechiaro are composed of beaches of wich the most lovely is the shore at the foot of the 17thcentury tower of San Carlo. Many beach services are provided.
Ciotta is a long sandy beach with both free bathing areas as areas and areas services by beach kiosks. A 16th century tower enhances the beauty of this coastline.
Rocca San Nicola is a splendid beach: a magnificent rock emerges by the sea and divers may discover un underwater paradise amongst its seabed rich of fish.
Cala Paradiso is an enchanting inlet. Approaching the beach from above there is a spectacular view over the blu horizon.
Cala de Re is the stunning bay due west of the Rocca San Nicola: it is a little gulf of uncontaminated beauty. Its natural beauty is supplemented by comfort offered by the beachfront amenities.
Long, sandy and fully serviced beach situated to the east of the fishing harbour of Licata. The seawater is perfectly clear and the bay is protected and embraced by superb rocky cliffs.
The nature reserve called Macalube protect a rare ecosystem composed of small active volcanic cones erupting cold mud and salty water. The area is temporarily closed to visitors.
The Nature Reserve of Mt San Calogero protects a maze of caves which produce a therapeutic steam appreciated since antiquity. Currently closed to visitors.
Exploring natural beauty and history in the mountain