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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  • Oh, my gosh! Seven Greek temples in various phases of restoration....with very few tourists to worry about, in a lovely setting....in Sicily! If that's not enough, you shouldn't have come! To have an ...  more »
  • The magnificence of the monuments fascinates you so much to make you relive the past and lose yourself in the story ... Not to mention the relaxing garden and perfectly with attention to every detail ...
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  • Site to visit, you feel immersed in history, good management of the site although it should be maintained and guarded.
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  • What an stunning site! Athens may have a great story but this site is it! Highly recommend it at sunset & night . You'll have the best views and will avoid the heat and crowds. Is truly a delight to walk through these perfectly constructed and preserved structures. Unfortunately, just like most places in Italy n the sites are not maintain clean & organized but most importantly well protected. Most tourist get to climb everywhere specially in the less complete infrastructures. None the less, very happy to have been able to experience this just few hundred feet away from our hotel.
  • Uno dei siti archeologici più spettacolari dell'intera Sicilia, un orgoglio per tutta la provincia di Agrigento. Luogo di numerosissimi Google Camp, offre al turista o ai residenti un'esperienza unica, un'esperienza che, per i più curiosi e attenti, potrebbe prolungarsi anche diverse ore. Il costo del biglietto è modico e ancora più vantaggioso per i residenti in zona. Il sito, gestito in maniera egregia, è in continua espansione, grazie ai continui scavi e ritrovamenti: è un luogo che cresce e si rinnova. Anche senza una guida, grazie ai cartelli informativi (e le loro illustrazioni, ricostruzioni e descrizioni, quest'ultime anche in lingua inglese), è possibile conoscere parte della meravigliosa storia dietro ogni tempio, giardino o reperto. Un'emozione d vivere e da riprovare. Buona escursione.
  • This is the biggest temple complex in Sicily. As a major tourist site it can get pretty busy in summer and there can be long queues to get in. I advise taking the taxi from the bottom parking to the top ticket office then walking back down. There are a bunch of temples dedicated to different god's, but the design is pretty standard, in various states of reconstruction. Great views over the valley to the sea. Allow at least 3 hours to see it all.
  • Well, it's damn hot in summer, but this is like a must see. Amazing blue sky with Greek ruins make great photos. From one end to another is like 2 km walk (4 km return, and up hill)! There's a choice to pay 5 euro to take shuttle within the park from one side to another. We didn't know it before, therefore we used the 5 euro shuttle "taxi" service in parking lot. I would recommend the shuttle within the park. Same price and you can rent a audio guide. (Renting audio guide requires ID deposits so you can only do it if you get out from same entry)
  • This site must not missed when visiting Sicily. The scenery is stunning; the ruins are beautiful and fascinating. Even if you are not naturally captivated by history and archaeology, the natural beauty will make it totally worth it. Make sure to bring plenty of water and good walking shoes - it is quite a vast area. Superb!
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