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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. 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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  • Nice beach a few kilometres from Agrigento where we walk a long time at the convenient time for children. It's not the most beautiful sure but it is nice if you move away from the entrance. We arrived before 10: 00 and we found a free parking place in a street nearby.
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  • Head up to the archaeological site around 19.30 Parking there (site closes at 19.00, so place sat) walk towards the cliffs. After about 500 metres you see in the white cliffs some kind worn around ' bath '. Wine there, hope you are the only one who have discovered this place this evening and enjoy!!
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  • If you are looking for a beach that is relatively quiet (early July), you are here. Yet the part sandy beach with the adjoining forest. Parking in the neighborhood is going relatively smoothly, at walking distance. fine sand, sometimes what branches. The sea is not too deep. What pebbles on the water line but that's but a small strip. Deeper into the sea is the sand back. Ideal to come swimming. Shadow who wants to can take shelter in the bushes.
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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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