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“A trip in Ancient times” 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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Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale...
Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Agrigento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
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“A trip in Ancient times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The museum is very well organised. It has many entrances and there is a bus stop at the entrance near Hercules Temple. There are lots of interesting to see.
Be aware, you have lots to see and to walk becuse the complex is huge so:
- wear a hat
-take some water with you( tap water in Sicilly is not drinkable) and the inside bar is almost everytime closed.
-dont buy souvenirs nearby( you find cheaper on via Atenea in Old Town)
- wear comfortable shoes.

The faclity as i said before, is marvelous.

Enjoy!

Visited June 2013
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“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The valley of temples was indicated as the top tourist attraction in Sicily, however it was rather dissappointing. The ruins themselves are quite impressive and the park is very clean but it took under an hour to see everything in full detail. I believed it to be a larger area especially for the price of the ticket. Furthermore no map was given to us of e area yet others had a map, so make sure to ask for one if you want information.

Visited June 2013
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“Impressive temples rarely seen elsewhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Agrigento was a 3.5hr bus ride from Catania for me, so it was quite a long journey. Get the map and travel instructions from the nearby tourist office at their municipal office before going to the temples. Alternatively u can hire a "taxi" for 10euros 1 way but this is much more than the bus ride of 1.10 euros. Bring loads of water with u as the heat is getting unbearable in summer and wear proper shoes. The temple of concord was the most impressive, with its structure well preserved and intact. Loved taking pics with the reclining statue of a naked male angeI too! ;) also enjoyed the city view from where I was, soaking in the sights.

Visited June 2013
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“Worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Beautiful hilltop setting, but rather crowded with tour groups as one might expect for an attraction of this significance. Be prepared for a long walk and take water with you in the heat of summer.

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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I was in awe , the temples are simply magnificent , the structures and the authenticity amazing !
You really need a guide to explain the history behind these treasures!

Visited May 2013
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