Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), Agrigento

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 8,500+ reviews on the web
Explore the remnants of the ancient Greek culture at Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), which has been on the World Heritage list since 1997. This national monument, one of Sicily's main tourist attractions, contains the remains of seven Greek temples, all built in the Doric style. Most of the ancient temples here were excavated and restored during the middle of the 19th century under the direction of archaeologist Domenico Antonio Lo Faso Pietrasanta. The site includes parts of tombs and catacombs from the fourth century. Several Roman and Byzantine necropolises lie in an area used for burial purposes since ancient times. Choose from several guided tour options. Use our Agrigento tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) and other attractions in Agrigento.
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  • Don't miss the descent from the Temple of Juno at sunset: we left our car at the door 5 and we let him take on unforgettable. Minus the lights off at the bottom, from the Temple of Hercules and it was now dark, to use the mobile phone's flashlight.
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  • Visited in the afternoon in an hour and a half. Entrance from the Temple of Juno (from upstream to downstream). Definitely worth visiting. A bit pricey.
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  • A very important archaeological site that you can visit if you are to Sicily. Agrigento has the best preserved set of Greek temples in the world. The Valley of the temples in Agrigento (ancient Akragas) World Heritage site was described by Pindar as "the most beautiful of mortal cities" and in his time was one of the most important towns of the territory of the Magna Greece. Stroll and submerge yourself in its history is worth. In summer, the lack of shade and the walk is long, take it calmly
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  • An amazing place where you can find pre historic Greek architectural ruins. In summer it gets really hot. The ticket cost around 3-5 Euros! It is worth a visit! Cheers and have fun!
  • The valley of the temples is unmissable in Sicily. An amazing archaeological site surrounded by beautiful country.
  • Drove from Palermo to see and it was worth the two hour drive. This place is truly amazing.
  • Amazing site. Would recommend parking at the eastern end and joining one of the tour groups by the entrance - we paid €10 each and having the guide was well worth it to learn more about the temples and surrounding area.
  • A must visit if you are in the area! Truly a spectacular experience!
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