The location is strategic to easily reach the most beautiful beaches of south-eastern Sicily
As a beautiful bay of Porto Ulisse, and then reach a few kilometers the suggestive coastline of Santa Maria del Focallo, Legambiente and Touring Club Italiano have counted among the most beautiful beaches in Italy and inserted in the “Blue Flag”. And then the beautiful beaches of San Lorenzo, the reserve of Vendicari, the island of the currents, Cala flies and the golden beach of Carratois.
This suggestive stretch of coast “Porto Ulisse”, known for its superb panorama and its striking stacks.
The sea, clear and crystalline, offers calm and steady waters thanks to the presence of a small inlet.
Cited by Cicerone and Plinio, the Bay of Porto Ulisse is renowned as a legendary place in which the Homeric hero Ulisse landed during his wandering through the Mediterranean Sea.
Constituted by a sandy inlet, it is bounded by the rocky promontory, where a great fortress was built in ancient times.
Santa Maria Del Focallo
Santa Maria Del Focallo Beach is known for the beauty of its beach, full of small dunes and a beautiful row of eucalyptus and acacie, hides the blue and crystalline sea inserted in the “Blue Flag”.
The Longarini Pantani, brackish water lakes separated from the sea by sand dunes, just a few hundred meters from the coast, are perfect for the pink flamingos.
The island of Currents-Portopalo
The island of the currents is the southermost point of Italy, crossing of winds and seas, the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
The advice is to take a tent, put it on the sand, fall asleep inside, do not point the alarm, waiting to enjoy the awakening early in the morning. Yes, because nature will come and knock you open your eyes. It is one of the pleasures that gives the island currents that depending on the tide bit be easily reached.
In latitude even more southerly than a piece of Africa, of Tunisia. It is fascinating to cross it, so wild, and stand on the southerly tip of the cliff. You have the feeling of being in the middle of the Mediterranean, thinking for a moment the immensity of the sea around that dot.
The beach of San Lorenzo is very beautiful, characterized by fine clear sand is bathed by a turquoise and crystalline sea with gently sloping bottom, which allows even smaller children to enjoy the sea in peace.
The coastline is well equipped with facilities and services that ensure days of complete bathing relaxation.
The reserve of Vendicari !
A true natural paradise!
Immediately we find the remains of ancient Tonnara, and the ancient houses of fishermen.
Adjacent to the Tonnara, we find the Torre Sveva, a fortified structure dating from 1400.
Here the coastline becomes rocky, with small coves from the deep sea ideal for lovers of snorkeling. Once you get to the equipped parking, you have to take a path of about a kilometer. In 2005 she was honored by the Blue Guide of Legambiente of the title “Most beautiful beach of Italy”.