The Beach of Cala Rossa in Favignana
In the northeastern area, of the island of Favignana (the largest island of the Egadi archipelago), within the picturesque tuff quarries, lies one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily, as well as one of the most popular in Europe, namely the beach of Cala Rossa.
The small beach, offers a breathtaking scenery, being surrounded by rocks of various sizes and bathed by crystal-clear waters, ranging from blue to light blue and mingling with the golden of the lime stone quarries, with the island of Levanzo dominating the horizon of the panorama of Cala.
In addition, the presence of numerous species of flora and fauna makes it a must-see destination for scuba diving enthusiasts.
The origin of the name
The name “Red Cove” is said to derive from a violent battle between the Romans and Carthaginians that took place in 241 BC., known as the “Battle of the Egadi,” which allegedly stained the waters of the sea with blood.
How to get to Cala Rossa
You can reach this beautiful beach in different ways:
Via bike or even on foot (trekking), going all the way along the straight road, turning a large curve to the right, continuing straight and finally following the road signs that allow you to easily reach the cove.
By sea: by organizing a boat tour (recommended choice especially for snorkelers).