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. 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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  • We visited the temples on a sunny morning so we took the taxi shuttle- I would recommend this especially in summer. We also paid for the audio-guide which is a must if you do not have a tour leader so...  more »
  • Recommend arriving early (we arrived around 11am) to avoid the midday heat. Also, not very crowded the earlier you come. There are stalls outside selling souvenirs that also sell umbrellas at 10 euros...  more »
  • Amazing to appreciate the reach of old civilizations such as the Greeks in terms of how widely they travelled and settled. Claimed to be the best preserved ruins in the world and no debate from me.  more »
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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.