The Turkish Steps | Sicily Travel

Travel photographer Lyndsay Curtis documents The Turkish Steps in Sicily, Italy. | www.lyndsaycurtis.com

Roughly a 20 minute drive from Agrigento (closer to 30 if you hit beach traffic) it’s a definite must for tacking onto any trip to the south side of the island!

This is one of those “you gotta see it to believe it” places in Sicily. The limestone rocks have been etched out over time into a smooth staircase that cascades down from the top of the cliffs to a great sand beach. Quality sandy beaches are honestly hard to come by in Sicily, so the fact that there are TWO beaches on either side of the stairs makes this place that much more amazing! The most striking thing about these rocks are their bright white color. No wonder so many people come here to just sit and soak in the sun reflecting all around them. At the base of the steps you’ll see pits of marl. This is basically mud formed from the slow erosion of the rock, BUT it’s super rich in minerals so you’ll see lots of people slathering it all over themselves hoping to get an all-natural spa-like glow. If you visit later in the day be sure to hike up to the top of the cliffs for an amazing view of the sun setting on the Mediterranean.

Travel photographer Lyndsay Curtis documents The Turkish Steps in Sicily, Italy. | www.lyndsaycurtis.comTravel photographer Lyndsay Curtis documents The Turkish Steps in Sicily, Italy. | www.lyndsaycurtis.comTravel photographer Lyndsay Curtis documents The Turkish Steps in Sicily, Italy. | www.lyndsaycurtis.com

Travel photographer Lyndsay Curtis documents The Turkish Steps in Sicily, Italy. | www.lyndsaycurtis.com

Oh and pirates used to climb up these stairs to plunder towns. What’s cooler than that?