Eraclea Minoa, Agrigento

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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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  • A few kilometres from Agrigento, the beautiful beach of Eraclea Minoa, if luck helps you can see in the waves seahorses and loggerhead turtles. Not to be missed!
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  • It is best in a nutshell. Summer went barefoot even climbed the White portion is very nice photogenic. Ohama sea is not the end but the staff very helpful.
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  • The beautiful long beach of Eraclea Minoa covers about 6 kilometers between the river Platani and the promontory of Capo Bianco in stunning surroundings and is one of the most beautiful places in southern Sicily. A lush pine forest surrounds the entire coastline to its full extent, providing ample shade and making the whole landscape. At the Summit, finally, the archaeological remains of Eraclea Minoa. Unfortunately, like almost every beach of Agrigento, the erosion has taken considerable size to Eraclea Minoa, doing back Beach and affecting part of the pine forest of several tens of meters. Great mischief, too bad. I hope action is taken as soon as possible in securing these beautiful territories.
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  • Excellent upgrade to Garibaldi's Restaurant/Pizzeria in this new location.
  • Pro: nice beach, very very close. Good price and services. Market and bar open until late. Cons: Rather poor organisation. No reservation possible, tents are spread randomly, neither parking nor electricity is assured when the place is full (which is seldom the cade though).
  • The place is nice and chilling. The camping is expensive and the staff is unpolite. Not good at all
  • A mosquito trap!!!! We spend one night, in the afternoon it was surviveable, but at the night arrived the DISASTER. I have never seen this much mosquitos in one place. The camping is on a nice beach, the crew is not friendly at all, they told us we cant pay with credit card under 30€ and then they accepted it as we didnt have any cash... for the normal (hot) shower you have to have a token, that nobody told us that we have to pay for in plus. My legs look like a battlefield, at least 30 mosquito bites after spending 2 hours out of my tend. I definitely do not recommend.
  • EVERY day at 10 pm, there is a caraoke show for 2 hours. and they turn up the volume that it feels like sitting at a disco's dancefloor. the singer (no guests are singing....) is so terrible that even the ants commit suicide in the sea. the rest is wonderful - everything clean, adoreable pine-forest - directly at the beach. but we had to leave earlier - i coudnt stand whatching the ants commiting suicide in consequence of the singer. poor ants!
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