RNO Foce del fiume
Platani - Eraclea Minoa - Torre Salsa - Scala dei Turchi
Foce del fiume Platani
The mouth of the river
Platani is a place of great naturalistic beauty dominated by Capo
Bianco cliff. It represents the first staging area for several
migratory birds coming from Africa and, thanks to the diversification
of the environments, it offers shelter to a luxuriant and variegated
flora and, as a consequence, to a rich and heterogeneous avifauna. The
reserve includes the final stretch of the river Platani (which, before
flowing into the sea, forms a large bend) and the long sandy stretch
of Borgo Bonsignore, bordered by a bar of low dunes..
Eraclea Minoa is part of
the town of Cattolica Eraclea and it's located near the river Platani.
The area today called Capo Bianco by a white marl hill that looms over
the sea nearby. It is easy to reach, after the junction for Borgo
Bonsignore just following the signs on. In the beautiful beach of
Eraclea Minoa many tourists spread the precious green clay, considered
by experts the finest clay, which would have beneficial effects.
Spreads over the body and face to beautify the skin, excellent for
acne, but also, for inflammation, broken bones, wound healing..
Torre Salsa beach
The coast of Torre Salsa
is a strip of Eden on Agrigento coastline, an uncontaminated
environment that plays host to an extraordinary diversity of
vegetation and fauna.The dunes constitute a
special environment. A real link between the water and the earth; a
remarkable vegetation flourishes on the finest golden sand, which
stabilises the sandy mass and embellishes it with flowers, such as the
rare perfumed snow white sea lily. The reserve offers magnificent
places from which it is still possible to enjoy the sight of immense
and uncontaminated panoramas..
Along the shoreline in the area of
Realmonte you can find one of the most attractive places on the
Agrigentian coast: “The Turkish Steps”. A dazzling white cliff, which
the wind and rain have shaped into a marvellous natural stairway,
springs vertically from a turquoise sea. It’s a truly unforgettable
sight for those who travel to this spot and stop to admire the
enchanting panorama that you can enjoy from the top of the Steps.
can plunge into the blue-green water, and often, drawn by this miracle
of nature, climb back up to the top of the steps, from whence they can
admire the coastline of Agrigento.