Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), Agrigento

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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. With our international travel planner, Agrigento attractions like Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Evening visit to the Valley of the temples. We took the lead, and absolutely it's worth it: Simona he described with particular enthusiasm history, mythology, events in the Valley, and almost two and a half hour tour flew by! Recommend the round of 18.40: you see the Valley with daylight, dusk, sunset and darkness, in short, all facets of light possible! Not to be missed
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  • Pleasant evening experience compatible with high summer temperatures. Good organization of the guides for groups can be booked by phone, even a few hours earlier. Would be to increase the number of parking spaces.
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  • To visit the charming we went to the Valley of the temples just after sunset but perhaps the choice was not the best ... I though it was impressive the nocturnal visit admiring the various remains of temples lit but the path the light is quite carente...ci it should shed some light with cellphones to walk and to read the history of each property that you admired. It wouldn't take anything to illuminate some più...la line at ticketteria is quite long with only 2 seats to make tickets not to mention the cash row of parking that is only one, and many people without familiarity takes time to pagare...il parking isn't great and you create also row to enter ... I mean it's a bit too disorganized! ...
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  • Wonderfully preserved Greek temples with view of the Mediterranean. It can get hot so get a map and see the best preserved Temple of Concordia earlier in the visit. Clean restrooms are available near parking and ticket office.
  • Good in part. Great historical experience. Very interesting and valuable place. However, it lacks basic amenities -'no toilets. The worst of it is there are signs indicating that toilets exist, however, one leads to a locked gate stopping you getting there unless you are athlete and can jump over. The other signs lead to the museum which was closed.Pretty miserable experience really.
  • The biggest archeologic site in the world! Definitely a place to stop in for a couple of hours. Highly recommended the electronic guide, for only 5 € fee on top of the ticket.
  • If you like ancient Greek art and don't mind walking, this place is a must. Amazing ruins. So much that sometimes you think you are in a theme park. But only for once, you are not. This is the real thing. Don't forget to see the archaeological museum and the church of San Nicola to make it complete. The stone giants are from out of this world.
  • So historically interesting. A must see for those in the area. Fascinating area. Gorgeous.

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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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