Eraclea Minoa, Agrigento

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#6 of 12 in Historic Sites in Agrigento
For a glimpse into ancient Grecian times, visit Eraclea Minoa, a modern city built on the foundation of a 6th-century BCE settlement established by Greek colonists from Selinunte. Though the area was most likely abandoned around the 1st century CE, and a historian uncovered the remains of the site in the 16th century. Tour this impressive, yet compact, attraction, located at the top of a hill just southeast of the mouth of the river Platani. Learn more about millennia of history and civilization in the Mediterranean as you explore the full necropolis, which was dug up in the 20th century. For Eraclea Minoa and beyond, use our Agrigento journey builder website to get the most from your Agrigento vacation.
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  • I will soon explain why I find disappointing. The beach looks like an ordinary beach sand, there's people with umbrellas, I go to the beach and nothing more. The sea? The sea a sea that is common in Sicily! Why exaggerate things, post photos with saturation (color) increased and pretend to go and visit ONE of the most beautiful SEAS when in fact so is not?! You have to be lucky to find the clear sea as between the wind blows and stirs the sandy bottoms, or confusion you won't see anything except a water murky and yellowish. On the coast the only destination feature and with a "nice" sea is "La scala dei Turchi". For the rest the expectations are magnified. It seems normal that for people who don't see the sea almost never here seems almost a paradise but if you want to see a really nice mare go into coveted destinations at VERO beach. In short, go and visit places like Cala flies, Arenella, San Vito Lo Capo, Lampedusa, Linosa, etc etc.
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  • We went to this beach one afternoon in mid-August. Parking space found for fluke, you need to make a relatively long walk down to the beach. Behind the beach there is a convenient and pine trees that you can use at times when the heat does not stay under the umbrella. Soft sand and thin, long beach and uncrowded. Only minus the sea beyond the be ice cream, was not clear. I couldn't see my feet already on shore.
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  • We stayed in the beach of Eraclea Minoa in one of the hottest days of August. I couldn't find a downside: we quickly got really great beach parking and not crowded, I didn't hear the loud music which many complained in previous reviews, fine sand, calm sea and clear, I adored the pine forest that was our salvation in the hottest hours, everything worked out great. We made use of public baths (among other things squeaky clean), bar them and rented a pedalo. What can we say? A wonderful day in a corner of paradise!
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  • Nice beach Moon in a beautiful setting. Recommended for those who like to walk
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  • Nature. A beautiful and long beach with close to a pine forest well maintained
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  • Lovely place, pity that the beach is eroding
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  • A beautiful place
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Where to stay in Agrigento

Agrigento's lodging options range from five-star hotels and cutting-edge retreats, to small inns and good-value hostels. To explore the wider region surrounding the city, consider booking your room at a hotel near the fabled Valley of the Temples. If you do stay in this area but still want easy access to the city's main attractions, think about renting a car for the duration of your trip. If you rely on public transport, consider one of many budget hotels located in and around the city center.
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