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“Guided visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)

Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)
Zona Archeologica | Via Panoramica Dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in Agrigento
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites
Activities: Picnicking
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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.
France
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“Guided visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We took one of the guides offering their services on site. It was a good decision otherwise we would have missed out on so much information. I was also pleasently surprised that over 65's and under 18's are free so that paying for a guide was well worth the extra money.

Visited March 2013
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“Eccentric English man finds lost temples”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Of course they were not lost but apparently an English gentleman started the conservation of this site, after putting up his own nice house first of all.

Visited March 2013
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“Amazing in late light”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Worth a detour: charges for both entry and parking. The site takes about two hours to walk and take pictures, well preserved and evocative.

Visited February 2013
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Connecticut, United States
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“Go at dusk!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We visited Valley of the Temples in August 2012. We went in the early evening, as we heard the temperatures could be brutal in the heat of the day. I would actually recommend going at dusk. There were were less people, and the temples looked great against the sunset, as well as lit up once the sun went down! My one gripe is that there isn't that much signage telling you what you are looking at. We had hoped to take a tour with a guide we booked online, but he was a no-show. You may want to read up on the Temples beforehand, or bring your own guide.

Visited August 2012
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“Factastic stop in Sicily”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We spent a fantastic couple of hours wandering around the temples which are superb. Walked from one end to the other with the information packs and by the time we were coming back it was dark and they were all lit up at night so a new set of photos. We had one week in Sicily but delighted to went out of our way to visit Agrigento

Visited September 2012
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