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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

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A COMAPCT GRECO-ROMAN SETTLEMENT

A small and compact Greco-Roman site on the top of a hill. The Greek amphitheatre is a little spoiled by the heavy erosion of the soft stone and the protective roof structure... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A small and compact Greco-Roman site on the top of a hill. The Greek amphitheatre is a little spoiled by the heavy erosion of the soft stone and the protective roof structure detracts from the experience. There are two Roman houses that have earthen walls on stone hat rise up to a goodly height, again unsurprisingly weather protected, but these... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our Agrigento room clerk suggested this spot. I hadn't seen a reference to it in our Sicily books. Great views of beautiful beach. The amphitheater had to be protected since the rock is very soft. You walk thru the streets of an abandoned town. You will be tempted to sort thru the remains. I have never seen more pot shards... More 

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Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We made a stop here, but compared to the many other sites we visited, this was not really worth it. Not very much to see, really.

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Incredible beaches. We were there very end of September, and swimming and sun were great. Eraclea Minoa (between Sciacca and Agrigento) definitely had the wildest waves of all the beaches. The Sciacca town beach ( Spiaggia di Sciacca),had nice waves and was lovely. The town beach of San Leone was beautiful, great swimming, the most family friendly in that the... More 

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Although hardly in the same league as Agrigento or Selinunte historically forms an important link between the two, not forgetting the wonderful Doric temple and teatro at Segesta. Charge of €4 per person is not out of the way though do wish that the income from ticket sales and EU monies could do something to improve the 'presentation'. The covering... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The real highlight here is the great views of the surrounding area from the shaded trails. The Theater has a plastic roof to prevent further erosion which makes it not as nice as site as it could be.

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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Unless you are very knowledgeable about Greek history, this place is absolutely not worth the visit to a regular tourist. Ticket is 4 euro per person which does not justify what is there to be seen.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Such a gorgeous beach with the stunning backdrop of the white cliffs, pristine water perfect for swimming in. Just stopped at the beach here on the way from Agrigento for a swim but it was really magical.

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Aquitaine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

What a beautiful spot. Ghosts of greek inhabitants sigh through the umbrella pines! Such a pity the theatro has had to be covered with a plastic roof, but understandable.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

These Greek ruins form the 6th-7th century BC are a great exhibition and well worth the time. Great for a long hike and outdoors experience.

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