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“Ruins with a view!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Eraclea Minoa

Eraclea Minoa
Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #22 of 41 things to do in Agrigento
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“Ruins with a view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

A small archeological site in a stunning location. Overlooks a wonderful, long beach worth a visit in itself!

Visited December 2011
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“bella spiaggia, fantastica pineta, acqua pulita”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We enjoyed a sunny end of September in this beach. The sea was waivy and the water warm. We liked the calm and silence of that place. Some nuissance was given by bees which were quite numerous in the area and admittedly bothered us quite a bit.
I believe that during the peaks this area can be crowded. so I encourage to visit it off peak periods.

Visited September 2011
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“Hugely disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

We'd read reviews of this site which promised so much - interesting archaeology, stunning beach, gorgeous views - and we were so disappointed. It cost 8 euros (adults) and we stayed about 10 minutes (rubbish value for money compared to Agrigento itself where we had a day and a half at temples and museum for 11 euros). The theatre has been covered over - which we were expecting - what we didn't expect was that it was covered with low white plastic so you couldn't get a good sense of what it was like, and the state of preservation is poor. It was very hazy when we were there so we couldn't appreciate the views. We didn't try the beach - just went on to Selinunte.

Visited August 2011
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“Enjoy an archaeological site away from the crowds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

If you are interested in the archaeological sites but are tired of jostling with the tour bus crowds, then try Eraclea Minoa. Naturally, there is not as much to see as there is at the main sites, but it is off the main tourist routes and so much, much quieter. And the beach, backed by pure white cliffs, is worth the journey on its own account.

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