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Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)

Zona Archeologica | Via Panoramica Dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Agrigento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: This region is one of the most important archeological sites in the...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: This region is one of the most important archeological sites in the world with many great temples such as Hera (Juno,) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules) and Olympian Zeus (Jupiter,) all dramatically perched along a long rocky scarp.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A time travel journey to 2500 years ago!!! Fantastic. A must see if in Sicily. Best time to visit just before Christmas very few visitors early in the morning so to have a real experience. For amazing pics better around 16.00 when sunset starts. Shame to see all these cars going inside! Don't understand it. Of course no park and... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Absolutely Stupendous! Well-preserved ruins and ancient burial areas. Expect to spend 3 hours...it's in a long area, requiring a walk from one end to the other and back...you can't really just walk in a circle and return to your car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

It may sound arrogant to say this, but visiting the Valley of Temples gave me the feeling that the ancients build this entire valley for our amusement. I have not visited Agrigento in the summer, but I can imagine the place to be packed with tourists. In December, I think I counted 15-20 people. At times there was no one... More 

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Shelter Island, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Absolutely delightful. These ruins are beautiful and full of valuable history. The stories they tell are amazing, and getting Greek architecture while staying in Italy? Priceless. Make sure you visit these beautiful temples.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I looked from the 300 year old olive tree to the road quietly leading to the ruined temples in the distance and I gave a sigh of absolute joy. This was better than I could ever have imagined. We had an archaeologist tour guide so my trip was complete. Touching History is an amazing experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The valley is actually a ridge with a series of Greek temples built around the 5th century BC. They are very well restored and cover a large area which helps to spread the crowds making space for everyone. This is a must for anyone interested in the ancient history of Sicily or Classic Greece. Tip: Most of the parking is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

seeing Temple of Juno first time from my room reminds me seeing Acropolis from my hotel room in Athens! Not just the ruins, but also the gorgeous and fragrant wild flower carpeted valley , the rolling hills...Amazingly beautiful!

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Cloverdale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Agrigento during your trip to Sicily, you should not miss Valley of the Temples. The paths make walking easy, and there are plenty of places to rest if needed under ancient olive trees. Parking is easy, and it is right off the main highway.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I have seen many, many archeological sights, all over the world. The Valley of the Temples is one of the best preserved. The temples and ruins are a sight to be seen and well worth the trip, when in Agrigento. Just amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Valley of the Temples is a true wonder of the ancient world available to the modern traveller. The piercing blue skies of Sicily were a wonderful backdrop to these ruins and we absolutely recommend the engagement of a professional guide who we found was thoroughly knowledgable and added great depth to the experience of this wondrous Greek history in... More 

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