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Eraclea Minoa

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 26 attractions in Agrigento
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Sutton
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Well... the monument itself is interesting primarily for people passionate about classical culture. For us - regulars probably stunning views over the cliff shore were more attractive. the beach below is great so - if you are disappointed with the disappearing Greek theater hidden over a plastic roof - go there. absolute relax in stunning landscapes

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Milan, Italy
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Heraclea Minoa archaeological site seems lost in space and in time. You can reach it driving on a narrow street. In october there were, maybe, 8 visitors, including us. Only a few explanations, more in the small "museum" room, near the ticket counter. In the "field" it seem that the time stopped centuries ago ... The theater is nice but... More

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Colorado
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a small site with very little signage, but it was really impressive to me because you could get a sense of why the Greeks settled here(beautiful location) and why(close to the sea) ; it's pretty small so you get a feel of what it was like for the original settleers.

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London
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The amphitheatre was covered over which spoiled the effect a little but the site is quite large and there is plenty of room to wander around. Would recommend a trip down to the beach and a stroll in the pine woods to combine with this visit.

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Viborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

North of Agrigento you will enjoy these ancient sites and a rewarding swim in the sea afterwards... Prepare for a walk from the parkingplace to the beach

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Oviedo, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The ticket is cheap, but even too much for what you are about to see. No panels with information about the ruins, no one to ask about it.....And I do recommend no to use the toilets The information in your travel guide will be enough, and while you're reading you could go down to the prety beach besides the ruins!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We assumed that the beach was accessible by going through the ruins due to our guidebook, however it is not. We never went to the ruins but even the man at the ticket counter told us to hit the beach. The beach was absolutely beautiful and was almost empty. Bring water and snacks as there is only 2 restaurants on... More

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