Valle dei Templi
Valle dei Templi
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Religious Sites
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8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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Paolo A
12 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Starting from the easy things: there’s no way such a beautiful archaeological site gets less than 5 stars in a review.

The overall temple conditions, the landscapes and organisation from the cooperative company running the site are all exceptional.

I would like to make a specific recommendation towards the guided tour experience of the necropolis beneath the Valley: this relatively short (c. 1 hour) visit of the necropolis located below the ruins is well worth the very small price to pay for the guide themselves. We had a very interesting and fun tour with Marco, whom we would definitely recommend for such experience.

Bottom line: visit the Temple Valley and definitely spend some quality time in exploring the necropolis. One pro tip: the visit of the Valley (not including the necropolis) lasts around 3 hours (including the gardens, which are probably the only let down in the experience), so we would recommend to:

1) book your entry at around 3pm
2) spend the additional 3€ for the well done audioguide
3) wander around the temple until 6.45pm
4) enjoy the guided tour of the necropolis
5) once you’re out enjoy the sunset view of the Valley!
Written August 26, 2021
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Our Wanderings | E+J
Cambridge, UK55 contributions
Jul 2022
We had initially intended to park in the east (because of the recommendations we had read online being that the east car park is closer to the more well-preserved and complete ruins), but by mistake ended up at the west car park. We were pleasantly surprised to see that there were no lines and it was a very quick process to get in. We were initially hesitant and pressurised to buy ‘skip the queue’ tickets online but we were glad we didn’t and ended up having the flexibility of choosing when we wanted to go when we arrived anyway. It was very easy to navigate once inside the park as the ruins are essentially aligned as a straight line between the west and east car parks. When we reached the opposite end of the park we took the taxi which cost £3 per head back to our car park to avoid walking through the park again in the scorching heat. We read online to avoid visiting between 12-3pm due to the intense Sicilian summer heat and we would say that this was the best advice and to bring plenty of water!
Written July 29, 2022
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maapar
Mount Pleasant, SC826 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Spent over 4 hours here walking and seeing the well preserved temples. Large site and lots of walking required. Parking easy and museum very interesting as well. Fortunately since it was a very warm day, plenty of drinking fountains and toilets were available and a cafe to have lunch.
When we were done, tried to see gardens but they were charging an extra 5 euros per person so we declined.
Written June 8, 2022
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Keith Gooden
6 contributions
Jul 2022
I left a review some weeks ago but it appears to have been removed.

We visited in the evening and as a customer with a disability, was happy to see that there are electric vehicles provided to help customers with the long, hot walk. However when I queued to use the service (at €3 per person for approx 800 metres) after a fifteen minute wait the bus driver refused to take passengers. Saying a bus would be along in “fifteen minutes”. After a protest he did take one severely disabled woman and her career but left the rest of us at the bus stop in 35 degree heat. Given no option but to walk , it took me half an hour to get back to the entrance, no buses passed us. But two were parked outside the restaurant halfway up the hill. No service at all.

I spoke to the manager but was told the buses were not his responsibility. I showed h8m my disabled parking badge.

So, if you have mobility issues, you cannot rely on their bus service. Please do not take this review down, it is an honest account of what happened to me and two other members of my party.
Written August 15, 2022
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JamieJW
Quakertown, PA2,105 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Ancient Greek archaeological site in the city of Agrigento, Sicily. Impressive structures.

After spending a few weeks in Athens Greece this summer and visiting the Acropolis, I was impressed at how well the Valley of the Temples structures are preserved.

Only a few minutes drive from the Agrigento city center and quite easy to get to. Parking is 5 euro, make sure you pay for parking at the cash machine before exiting the lot with your car.

The entrance fee for 1 adult to visit just the Valley of the Temples is 10 euro. The entrance gate leads you to a stone walkway that leads you through the park. You can walk up to some of the structures while others are fenced off.

The park was not too crowded when we visited in mid August, plus with all the open space in the park it is easy to find a shade tree to rest under.

Well worth the time and cost to explore such amazing ruins.
Written August 23, 2022
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Blue J
Havre de Grace, MD789 contributions
Jul 2021
This is a must see ancient site in Sicily that offers one a sense of the size and grandeur of ancient Greece and the subsequent Romans. If you have never seen a Greek temple, you will be in awe of the architecture.

This is a highly visited destination so do not come here expecting to learn about the history of the site. The signage is awful. You are much better off learning about the place prior to your visit so that the experience of seeing the history can be much more appreciated.

As highlighted, this place is huge and requires a lot of walking on uneven ground. I kept seeing signs for a shuttle service somewhere along the way but I never did see it. In fact, the conveniences of a tourist destination that you may be expecting for a place like a national park in the states, are non-existent. We still have no clue where the restrooms are here. Make sure you find out before you jaunt out across the valley.

Parking is a guessing game. We arrived in mid-afternoon hoping to avoid the intense sun. We were able to find a parking space in the field type parking facility. I suppose you were supposed to immediately pay for parking but the signage was not clear. On the way out we drove up to the gate only to find out we hadn't paid the fee. Needless to say people were totally ticked off at our stupidity. Pay for the parking before you drive to the exit.

There were a few concessions at the ticketing office and not much of anything else within the valley. Thank God we brought water with us as I probably would have died here otherwise. I would also advise you to take a few snacks along just in case.

We were able to see the entire site in the afternoon and stick around to capture some amazing sunsets and the incredible lighting in the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here despite the pathetic infrastructure. The photographic opportunities are limitless. Definitely a must see for anyone in to antiquities.

Go either in the early morning or late afternoon. Bring comfortable shoes and water. Allow at least 2.5 hours to adequately engage this location. Figure out the parking before you leave the lot to avoid being cursed out in Italian.
Written August 8, 2021
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B9073TOannm
Westbury, United States82 contributions
Oct 2022
Favorite part of the trip was the guide. She was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. The site itself was accessible, but parking was a bit of a problem. We didn't see the parking lot where the guide was to meet us, so we parked at the bottom of the site and took a cab (3 Euros per person) up to the top lot. It turned out that if we HAD found the top lot, we would have either had to walk back up (about 1.5km) to the top or take a cab. This, in spite of the fact that the information from the guide company (GetAGuide) said that the tour would start and end at the same point. Not true.
Written October 25, 2022
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Steve E
Merthyr Tydfil, UK97 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Well worth the visit, spent over 4 hours here, advise you pay the little extra to get the audio guide if you want the history rather then just looking at things you don’t understand. Also, if possible, take a picnic along. If your looking for a place to stay nearby, look at san leone, just 8 mins away on the coast.
Written April 30, 2022
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ellen k
22 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a most impressive site. I can't believe how old these structures are and the scenery only enhances their beauty. The grounds are well-maintained. For those who don't want to walk the distance there is a shuttle for a slight fee. I need to add that the staff was unbelievably helpful. My husband and I got lost from each other and he didn't have a phone and I didn't have a hotspot. The staff went so far above and beyond helping us reconnect. Gaspar and Lara were to be commended for such wonderful service. I highly recommend this archeological site.
Written October 27, 2021
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Zach84Jake62
New York City, NY308 contributions
Aug 2022
With some confusion downloading the app that did not work on an Apple Phone we walked the temples and it was sensational. Lots of stunning pictures. Also, the goat that was indigenous to this area was interesting. The new Garden of the Righteous was very interesting. We bought tickets for the museum but did not go. We went at about 5PM so it wasn't so hot which was the smart decision.
Written September 5, 2022
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