Valle dei Templi

Valle dei Templi, Agrigento: Hours, Address, Valle dei Templi Reviews: 4.5/5

Valle dei Templi
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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fjane84
Island of Malta, Malta651 contributions
Interesting but badly managed and presented
Jun 2021 • Couples
This site was a disappointment to be honest. I think it's worth seeing for sure but it seems to be managed badly.

Negatives..... Only one of the several entrances is open (temple of juno) but you don't find that out until you have paid for parking at the other entrances. The site is huge so you must park at temple of juno entrance.
Once you enter none of the toilets inside are open and there is only 1 drinking water tap working on the whole site, which is vast!
There are very few signs to show a route of the site to see everything and the information boards do nothing to bring the site to life. You must buy a map to understand the large site layout.
The archeological museum, which I dearly wished to visit, closed at 2pm on a normal day and is very far from the entrance, around an hours walk. If you go there first you will then have to backtrack all the way to see the rest of the site. We arrived too late to get there.

Positives.... I still recommend visiting as it is impressive to see the temples even though it is hard to imagine their context due to lack of information/ reconstruction diagrams.
Actually my favourite part of the whole site was not the temples, but the Roman Hellenistic area which was totally devoid of tourists.
It is a long walk away from the temples on its own area but contains beautiful mosaic floored rooms and remains of fresco walls. Typically there was virtually no information about these houses and buildings. Some active excavations were going on nearby so more is being discovered. We found out later there were more Roman remains but missed them due to no signage at all.
Written June 21, 2021
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Andrea
197 contributions
Absolute must see
Aug 2020
Absolute must see place. A real treasure with many well-reserved ancient temples. Might be real hot in summer there. We went after 4 P.M. and it was really comfortable. I think it is easy to spend there the whole day, especially if you have a guide. Each temple is a great piece of history!
Written June 16, 2021
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saltacity
Zwingenberg, Germany875 contributions
Great historic place
Aug 2020
Truely a must see when on a trip around Sicily. Beautiful temples and overall well preserved structures. Bring plenty of drinking water & hats during summer season (April through to September).
Written January 8, 2021
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Anna B
6 contributions
Excellent trip
Oct 2020
We took a trip from Palermo to Villa dei Templi and it was much better than expected. We took a private guide who told us about the wonderful history of this place and made the trip even more interesting. I highly recommend it to everyone, the views are wonderful.
Written January 7, 2021
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Mary S.
4 contributions
A must see in Sicily!
Nov 2020
Wonderful and magical place! Amazing history by the sea! I was happily suprised by how well the path to see the sights has plaques with great information. Wow! Just wow!
Written November 7, 2020
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Tony
London, UK91 contributions
Really good experience
Oct 2020
This is a must experience, the day was sunny and we could appreciate the whole beatiness of the Valle dei Templi and taking tenths of pictures.
Written October 31, 2020
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Jesper Stuurman
The Hague, The Netherlands31 contributions
Half day exploring the site
Oct 2020 • Couples
For half a day this is a wonderful site. We also visited the gardens which were nice. The audioguide for 5 euros helps enjoy the views in a more relaxing way, opposed to reading all the signs.

Little shade, so especially in summer bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and enough water.
Written October 20, 2020
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ljgreen2016
London, UK50 contributions
Must see
Oct 2020 • Couples
Amazing experience - we didn’t expect there to be so much to see. Our guide Vincenzo was very knowledgeable, also teaching us a lot about Sicilian culture. We were glad to have a guide, as there are not too many signs or plaques explaining the sights. Go early, as there won’t be too many people and it’s not as hot.
Written October 17, 2020
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,682 contributions
Number 1 in Agrigento
Sep 2020
This is a must when in Agrigento. But go early to avoid crowds, and enjoy the site fully. It will take you from 2 to 3 hours, if you walk fast enough, to visit all. The garden requires an additional ticket, and gives you access to another temple. You need to pay for parking (around 3, 4 eur for 3hours).
Written October 14, 2020
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Paul
Province of Florence, Italy14 contributions
A unique experience!
Oct 2020
Our guided tour of this beautiful and unique site was quite amazing! Our guide, Marco, was very well prepared and professional and it turned out to be a great history lesson! A must for anyone visiting the beautiful island of Sicily.
Written October 13, 2020
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