Baia Porto Ulisse

Baia di Porto Ulisse beach

This picturesque coast located near Ispica and 50 km from Ragusa, along the southeastern coast of Sicily, is characterized by the presence of a golden sandy beach, called “Porto Ulisse”, known for its superb panorama on its suggestive stacks. The limpid and crystalline sea offers calm waters thanks to the presence of a small inlet. The beach is surrounded by the rocky promontory of Punta Castellazzo, where an ancient fortress was built in defense of the hinterland and the port. The bay is served by a beach club that offers umbrellas and deckchairs, a bar and a restaurant.


Name Porto Ulisse
Type: golden sand and rocks
Municipality: Ispica (RG)
Length: 200 m
Recommended for: everybody
Exposure: south
Services: bar, restaurant, beach equipment rentals
Access: free and equipped
Parking: free
How to reach the beach: from Ispica proceed for about 13 km following the signs to Porto Ulisse along the road SP 50
GPS: Lat: 36.96608, Lon: 14.989474

Between legend and history

Cited by Cicero, Pliny and Ptolemy, Porto Ulisse is renowned as a legendary bay where the Homeric hero landed during his wanderings in the Mediterranean Sea. The archaeologists have identified here Apolline, a Roman station where it was possible to dry docking boats. Several findings, including fragments of a sixth-century Byzantine ship, were discovered in 1960 about 500 m from the coast.