Luxury guest house in Cianciana, Sicily

Beaches near Villa Platani

A short journey from Villa Platani, these beaches are family friendly, offering unspoilt Sicilian coastline

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Torre Salsa

The coast of Torre Salsa is on the Agrigento coastline made up of six kilometres of wild coast and sandy beaches, inhabited by sea-gulls and sea-turtles that features a diversity of vegetation and fauna such as the rare Snow White Sea Lily.

Driving directions to Spiaggia di Torre Salsa – 29km

1. Head east on Via Martorana toward Salita Fontanella     92 m
2. Slight right onto Salita Fontanella     43 m
3. Turn left onto Corso Commendatore Cinquemani Arcuri/SS118
Continue to follow SS118 3.4 km
4. Slight right onto SP31 30 m
5. Take the 1st right to stay on SP31 12.9 km
6. Turn right at Via Dubcek 700 m
7. Continue straight onto SP29 750 m
8. Turn left to stay on SP29 6.0 km
9. Turn right onto Via Roma/SP29
Continue to follow SP29 1.0 km
10. Turn left toward SP21 700 m
11. Slight right onto SP21 3.8 km

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Scala dei Turchi (The Turkish Steps)

Scala dei Turchi is one of the most attractive places on the Agrigentian coast near the town of Realmonte, and it’s a stretch of coast with blinding white marl cliffs wonderfully carved and moulded by wind and gently descending onto the sea. Known as ‘The Turkish Steps’ as according to legend, Saracens climbed that natural rocky ladder to reach the surrounding villages in search of bounty. The local Sicilians erected a large number of watch towers along the coast too defend themselves, which many are still visible all around Sicily today.

Driving directions to Scala dei Turchi – 41km

1. Head east on Via Martorana toward Salita Fontanella 92 m
2. Slight right onto Salita Fontanella 43 m
3. Turn left onto Corso Commendatore Cinquemani Arcuri/SS118
Continue to follow SS118 3.4 km
4. Slight right onto SP31 30 m
5. Take the 1st right to stay on SP31 12.9 km
6. Turn right at Via Dubcek 700 m
7. Continue straight onto SP29 750 m
8. Turn left to stay on SP29 6.0 km
9. Slight left onto Corso Vittorio Emanuele/SP75
Continue to follow SP75 800 m
10. Turn right toward Strada Statale a Scorrimento Veloce Orientale Sicula SS115 63 m
11. Turn right onto Strada Statale a Scorrimento Veloce Orientale Sicula/SS115 61 m
12. Take the 1st right toward Strada Statale a Scorrimento Veloce Orientale Sicula/SS115 28 m
13. Take the 1st left toward Strada Statale a Scorrimento Veloce Orientale Sicula/SS115 44 m
14. Sharp left onto Strada Statale a Scorrimento Veloce Orientale Sicula/SS115 11.4 km
15. Slight right 1.6 km
16. Turn left toward Via Stazione 1.9 km
17. Turn right onto Via Stazione 160 m
18. Turn right onto Via Miramare/SP27 61 m
19. Continue onto Contrada Canalotto 300 m
20. Slight right onto Via Pier Santi Mattarella 1.0 km

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Capo Bianco

This pristine beach is alongside the archaeological site, Eraclea Minoa. Capo Bianco beach is named by a white marl hill that looms over the sea nearby. With icing sugar sands and azure blue sea on one side and on the another you will fine pine woods, home to a diverse section of local wildlife.

Driving directions to Scala dei Turchi – 41km

1. Head east on Via Martorana toward Salita Fontanella 92 m
2. Slight right onto Salita Fontanella 43 m
3. Turn left onto Corso Commendatore Cinquemani Arcuri/SS118
Continue to follow SS118 3.4 km
4. Slight right onto SP31 30 m
5. Take the 1st right to stay on SP31 12.9 km
6. Turn right at Via Dubcek 700 m
7. Take the 1st right onto SP30 10.8 km
8. Turn right to stay on SP30 1.1 km

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Eraclea Minoa

Eraclea Minoa beach is neighbours with Capo Bianco (see above) and probably the most popular beach on Sicily’s southern coast, a five kilometre long sandy stretch of unspoilt coastline backed with pine trees and encircled by sand dunes.

Driving directions to Eraclea Minoa – 28km

1. Head east on Via Martorana toward Salita Fontanella 92 m
2. Slight right onto Salita Fontanella 43 m
3. Turn left onto Corso Commendatore Cinquemani Arcuri/SS118
Continue to follow SS118 3.4 km
4. Slight right onto SP31 30 m
5. Take the 1st right to stay on SP31 12.9 km
6. Turn right at Via Dubcek 700 m
7. Take the 1st right onto SP30 10.8 km
8. Turn right to stay on SP30 150 m
9. Slight left onto Via Alchena 250 m

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Seccagrande

Seccagrande beach is in a small relaxing village of the same name. It has many cafes and bars along the sea front next to a beautiful pebble beach with a manmade reef, where the sunsets are stunning.

Driving directions to Seccagrande – 34km

1. Head east on Via Martorana toward Salita Fontanella 92 m
2. Slight right onto Salita Fontanella 43 m
3. Turn left onto Corso Commendatore Cinquemani Arcuri/SS118
Continue to follow SS118 3.4 km
4. Slight right onto SP31 30 m
5. Take the 1st right to stay on SP31 12.9 km
6. Turn right at Via Dubcek 700 m
7. Take the 1st right onto SP30 8.0 km
8. Turn left onto the ramp to Strada Statale a Scorrimento Veloce Orientale Sicula/SS115 200 m
9. Turn right onto Strada Statale a Scorrimento Veloce Orientale Sicula/SS115 6.5 km
10. Take the exit toward Ribera 180 m
11. Turn left onto SP33 2.2 km

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