Valle dei Templi
Valle dei Templi
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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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  • Canadian Travelers
    Largo, Florida21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sicily, Historical site
    Wonderful stop, a must see while in Sicily , Easy to get to. We had a tour guide that gave us a lots of information about the site. While you may not be able to get onto the ruins you could get a wheel chair right up to the steps of the ruins. I would recommend this site.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Leif B
    Pietarsaari, Finland2,975 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The outstanding Valley of the Temples.
    I was on a guided tour to Sicily and we visited this outstanding site. I liked it best of all the sights we saw during the journey. It is hard to understand that this Greek temples still exists in Sicily. Of course many of the temples are in bad condition, but Concordia was outstanding, the other Temple of Juno and Temple of Hercules was in ruins, but still impressive. The Valley of Temples is one of the most outstanding examples of ancient Greek art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily.Temple of Concordia, whose name comes from a Latin inscription found nearby, and which was built in the 5th century BC. Turned into a church in the 6th century AD, it is now one of the best preserved in the Valley. Temple of Juno, also built in the 5th century BC. It was burnt in 406 BC by the Carthaginians. Temple of Heracles, who was one of the most venerated deities in the ancient Akragas. It is the most ancient in the Valley: destroyed by an earthquake, it consists today of only eight columns.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Coopper29
    Guildford, United Kingdom612 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue
    Some of the best Greek ruins we have ever seen. It is a must see if you go to Sicily. It is vast and 3 sites that you will need to visit. the main site is huge we walked about 4km, but so worth while.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Edel213
    Dublin, Ireland145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The temples are amazing to see, don’t bother visiting the gardens.
    Well worth a visit. The area is very well serviced with water stations (bring a refillable bottle) and toilets. The ruins are spectacular. We travelled by train from Palermo and took the local (no 1) bus to the Valley of the Temples. We left by a gate at the opposite end of the site and got the no. 2 bus back via the beach but it was a long wait and not worth the extra journey so probably quicker to go back the way you came in. The only negative about the site is that it would benefit from better directions and signage. The visit to the gardens was not worth the extra €6!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Ev Moreno
    Sydney, Australia20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Late afternoon and evenings provides additional golden hue.
    An amazing archeological site, still active. You will need to bring water and shade as incredibly hot and not high season yet. Difficult to get a photo without others, expect this to be busy. The reflection on temple columns in the late afternoon/evening sunlight a wonderful surprise!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 9, 2023
  • xxluvleaxx
    Chester, United Kingdom552 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply stunning!
    Wow wow wow! What an amazing experience! One of the best days out we had on Sicily. Beautiful stunning scenery, amazing temples, great bar and cafe, fantastic gardens, we were here for 5+ hours. It is a must see place, you won't believe what you are seeing! Lots of information and a lot of walking, you can hire electric scooters etc to get around the main site. It has to be seen to be believed! We bought souvenir magnets in the car park which turned out to be the cheapest at €1 same ones in Taormina were €3 +
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Ronald N
    209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing To See
    Stunning Greek temples, well preserved and easily accessible. Informative, educational tours available in a walkable atmosphere. Crowded and hot, so water, breaks, and a hat are necessary. In some ways, better preserved and organized than similar sites in Greece itself.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Carlos L.
    Palm Desert, California1,870 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a historical majestic well preserved amazing treat!
    What an amazing experience! The ruins are well preserved and not overrun like other ancient sites. This is a large area so be prepared to walk a lot. Bring water, put on sunscreen and bring a hat and sunglasses. There are scattered areas of shade but you will be walking around in direct sunlight. To reiterate what everyone stated: Park at 5/west (Gate V) and take cab (€3 per person and have cash in hand) to Gate 9 (9/east). This way you will walk downhill and end up at your car at bottom. I agree with everyone that this is way to do it.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Søren H
    Alleroed Municipality, Denmark1,121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must if you are in southern Sicily
    Great archaeological site from 600 B.C. Good parking. We arrived early in the morning due to the warm weather in July - 36C. Great views of the fantastic old temples. Did not get a guide and it is fine due to many information signs explaining about the particular items. Highly recommendable
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 27, 2023
  • SunriseSki
    1,016 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly impressive
    It clearly is the main point of attraction of Agrigento, if not of Sicily. An extensive area with the remains of multiple temples. Some are still almost complete, some only little is left (a few pillars), but one can imagine how majestic this all must have been. Be ready to walk quite a bit, and in July it gets very hot, bring water. When you face the Sea towards south, a fresh breeze cools down nicely. Warmly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
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Paolo A
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Siân
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
We loved our visit.

The temples are fabulous in beautiful setting. I would highly recommend getting a guide though - as we would have missed so much of the value of the place!

Make sure you have a drink and, if you burn, sunscreen and a hat. It is HOT AND EXPOSED with limited shade. There is a little cafe half way down, but it's worth coming prepared!

If you want to go to the temples via bus, bus line 1,2, and 3 go via the temples and can be picked up outside the train station or at the bus station. You can buy tickets on the bus, but we only saw one local do this and I'm not sure how easy this will be to communicate if you're not a native speaker. It's easier to go to a nearby corner shop and ask for bus tickets there- the symbol for the local bus routes is a green temple and one ticket is for one journey anywhere. If you forget to buy a return, there is a little shop near the entrance to the Temple of Zeus that also sells bus tickets.

We went down to San Leone beach after our morning at the temples - catch bus line 2 or 3 if you want to do that! Was a good way to cool down after the heat at the temples where there is little to no shade.
Written September 26, 2020
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Ryszard L
Sydney, Australia330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Straddling a low ridge south of the city of Agrigento, the Valley of the Temples is probably the most impressive complex of ancient Greek buildings outside Greece. The Doric temples date from the 5th century B.C. Time, however, aided and abetted by the Carthaginians, Christians and earthquakes, has reduced most temples to piles of stones. In 406 B.C. the Carthaginians destroyed some of the temples. In the 6th century, the Christians, who regarded these as pagan sites, had a go as well. Nine of the original ten temples are still visible. The best preserved is the Temple of Concordia which was converted into a Christian church thus sparing it the worst of the ravages of Time. It is a most stunning piece of architecture. The site can be easily covered in a day. The bus from Agrigento Station only takes about 10 minutes but it runs (very roughly) about every 70 minutes. The bus I took to return to the station was 15 minutes late. But you can walk the roughly 3 km from the station to the Temple of Hercules in about 35 minutes. There are a few souvenir stalls in the vicinity of the bus stop selling the usual tacky, overpriced stuff. Some of the pathways are a bit uneven but the area is really worth taking time over because there is a lot to see. Some temples are little more than piles of rubble. The temple of Hercules is barely there but the Temple of Concordia is, by itself, worth the visit. Too bad it's cordoned off. The view of Agrigento from the temples is pretty impressive too. Watch out for the goats!
Written May 2, 2020
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Blue J
Havre de Grace, MD768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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YveFromDublin
Ireland1,660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Entrance €12 per person, it is reasonable as you could spend 2.5 hours here to see everything. All places have written details in English as to what it was for etc. wear sturdy shoes as ground uneven and lots of walking, wear sun cream and protective hat as it gets very warm. There is a cafe/ restaurant within the valley of temples. Restoration ongoing but they’ve done a good job so far. We wandered slowly to see the two main temples and it took 1.5 hours.
Written October 4, 2020
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EJW3
Southold, NY722 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The Valley of the Temples is absolutely amazing! The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the largest archaeological site in the world. The temples, especially the well preserved Temple of Concordia, are extremely impressive and very beautiful. It was very humbling to walk amongst these structures built in the 5th century B.C.! We visited in the late afternoon which was a great time to go. The crowds were very light and we got to photograph everything in the evening “sweet light,” then saw the sunset over the valley, and finally got to see everything illuminated with spotlights against the night sky.
Written January 3, 2020
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simoncoventry
Coventry England200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Going late afternoon at around 5pm and then staying to see the temples lit up (7.30pm when we were there) was spectacular. €12 per person plus €4 parking was great value as well. Plenty of information boards in Italian and English dotted around if you only want a flavour rather than the in-depth version offered through an audio guide.
Written September 13, 2020
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Katie E
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This extensive area features a ridge of Ancient Greek temples in Sicily, which have been reconstructed carefully and surrounded by groves of almond, cypress, olive and peach trees. In early Spring, when the trees are in flower, this area could not be more beautiful. Unfortunately the associated Museum is kilometres away, not on-site as the map suggests, and important areas such as the Roman mosaics I went to see, were closed. The combined ticket is a waste of money.
Written March 9, 2020
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Keith Gooden
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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JanK11
Ljubljana, Slovenia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Sicily is beautiful in every aspect, but Valley of Temples exceeded our expectations. Some people say the temples are even better preserved than ones in Greece. Don't know about the greek ones, but temples in Agrigento really are amazing!
The site itself is extensive, expect to spend there at least 2-3 hours of medium paced walk, which can become pretty exhausting in the summer heat. We refreshed ourselves in a restaurant located in the park and tried their homemade cannoli. They were the best ones we tried in Sicily!
Written January 19, 2020
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