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Eraclea Minoa, Agrigento

(3.2/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Eraclea Minoa and many more Agrigento attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Agrigento vacation generator.
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  • The stunning beauty of the place, great landscapes and the chalk cliffs. Suitable for walks and romantic solitude. Except by car, get virtually nothing.
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  • can we not visit this site. The Valley of the temples in Agrigento is much more beautiful. The view on the page and pine forest is quite magnificent
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  • great place, nice for a trip to the beach with friends and family ... the coast of Sicily are all worth visiting
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  • The archeological site is nice but unfortunately it's in a bad shape. Too few explanations, some of the ruins that seems abandoned and the theater that is completely surrender by a ugly (and at the current status useless) protection
  • Disappointed given some of the reviews and information shared by the local Agrigento information office. Don't waste your time. The theatre and housing examples have been more interesting in the surrounding areas. It is from 4th Century BC but after an admission price I expected a little more than just paths and open air spaces that really gave you no sense at what you were looking for or what may have been here in the past
  • The archaeological site seems in complete disrepair, spontaneous vegetation and disfigures the historical and cultural wonder of theatre and ancient ruins. The attempt of preservation of theater with the restoration work performed is abominable, an insult to the work of the ancients. By the strange cover designed metal artifacts dangle offering a scenario similar to a disused factory. The only two boards and descriptive of the site have faded from the warm sun of this land as well as the intent to value it. The staff of the site appears dejected and not at all friendly, their only goal is to make you buy the '' tichèt ''. From Sicilian I try a strong bitterness for degradation offered.
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  • Impressive but the structure that protects the theater above eliminating his eyesight. He perceives only the set and it's a shame ...
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  • The only view is worth the trip. A place to get excited.
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