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Eraclea Minoa

Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #19 of 24 Attractions in Agrigento
Type: Ancient Ruins, Outdoors
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Norway
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42 attraction reviews
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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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Baku, Azerbaijan
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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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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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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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