Area Archeologica E Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa

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eatdrinkstay
Bournemouth, UK633 contributions
Amazing that’s it’s so old
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is an incredible site but I feel sadly lacking in funds.
As a English speaking tourist it’s very hard to enjoy a place with none or little information about what is a truly amazing site full of great history .
Most signs were either missing or bleached from the sun.
No information was given / offered either on entry to the site. I would happily pay more for some information
Written October 3, 2019
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RoaminTheEmpire
Glendale, AZ29 contributions
Good, Has Potential, But Underdeveloped
Jun 2017 • Couples
I think this site has a lot of things going for it, but it also has some pretty big things working against it. The theater is especially interesting because of the construction materials; it is made of the same type of rock as the Scala dei Turchi a little ways down the coast. There are also some reasonably well preserved houses from different periods of occupation, and there is a fair amount of the city, overall, excavated. It is a bit out of the way, though. There's also a lack of information. Outside of the theater, a couple of the houses, and the small stretch of city wall, there isn't much information on site. There's a good portion of the site that really has no context. There are a few things at the site I would have liked to see that I have learned about in hindsight, that simply aren't pointed out, or pointed out very well on-site.

I understand the difficulty for archaeological sites in Southern Italy, that if they're not in the Bay of Naples they don't get a whole lot of money and attention. It's an interesting site, but, in the context of the archaeology of Sicily, it is relatively minor and gets overshadowed by the major sites in the area (Selunite and Agrigento). It does have potential to be a pretty nice little spot with some investment, though.
Written April 21, 2018
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Joseph G
Montreal, Canada4,191 contributions
Ancient Greek settlement
Jul 2017 • Couples
Eraclea Minoa was an ancient Greek city founded in the 6th century BC by colonists from Selinunte at the mouth of a river that is now called Platani, located about 25 KM west of Agrigento (ancient Akragas). It was set on a promontory with gently sloping sides down to the Platani valley to the north and sheer white cliffs to the sea on the south side.
Serious excavation began in 1950 and brought to light remains of dwellings made of rough bricks and a theater made of particular soft stone (which explains its poor condition); a little antiquarium on the site displays a collection of objects mainly from the necropolis.
The entrance fee to the site is 4 Euros; there is free parking. While the visitor experiemce could be better, the site does provide for great panoramic view of the white cliffs, the sea, Minoa beach and the pine tree forest.
Written October 10, 2017
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James E
48 contributions
Ancient city by the sea
Dec 2016 • Couples
We went on the first Sunday of December. We were the only visitors there that day. On the first Sunday of the month there is no charge for the museum and excavations. The museum is small. Most artifacts found on the site appear to have been moved to the museums in Agrigento and Palermo.
The site itself has a pretty well preserved teatro and a couple large houses that are both covered to protect them from the sun and rain. It's a small site, no large temples like Agrigento or Selinunte but it is interesting to see. It sits on a hilltop over the white marble cliffs of the Punto Bianco. The structures are constructed of this stone. Its a soft marble with a lot of sparkle in its layers.
Written February 5, 2017
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Tanja Mihalic
4 contributions
nice place, poor man made visitor experience
Nov 2016 • Couples
Wonderfull place, good energy, wonderful views, nice walk, poor maintenance of info tables, focus on weather protection of the ruins (almost everything is covered), info table messages not attractive for "normal" users, poor toilets.
Written November 3, 2016
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BigIsleFoodie
Waimea, HI576 contributions
Arena Covered; OK
Oct 2016 • Couples
The sandstone arena has encountered a great deal of erosion, so it is covered for preservation and restoration. Compared to the other major sites at Segesta and Senuste, this is a bit disappointing.
Written October 14, 2016
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Jayne W
84 contributions
Very interesting!
Sep 2016 • Couples
A very interesting place to spend an hour. There is a good little museum, an amazing amphitheatre and a great insight as to where the people lived. Well worth a visit.
Written October 2, 2016
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enruit
The Hague, The Netherlands328 contributions
Good, but a lot of nicer sites with history in the area.
Jun 2016 • Couples
The very small museum is nice because of its exhibition of the pottery. The theater has a cover, not nice but functional. The site was kept till 2006, and after that there is not very much money spend on the outside area. Not worth a detour, but if you are there enjoy the splendid view.
Written June 1, 2016
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FoxQc89
11 contributions
It is sad but... don't waste your time there...
May 2016 • Couples
I've been there today and I gotta to say, it is almost like puting 4€ in the trash... This site seems really awesome at first glance on paper but once there... it is an other story... The theater looks more like an half of a giant satellite dish because of the ridiculous structure above it to protect it against the rain (I guess) and the site itself seems to be left abandonned, descriptive panels are pretty old and dirty and the toilets... gosh, I think medieval toilets were cleaner thant that... Avoid this visit, doesn't worth this precious time you could have spent on one of the many Sicilans beach.
Written May 5, 2016
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Snowave15
Cap-Chat, Canada55 contributions
Disappointed...
May 2016
Unfortunately, the main attraction of this place, the ancient greek theatre (or something like that) is practically impossible to see... I know they want to protect it, but it's too bad they continue to display images of the theatre and the sea in publicities... Looked very beautiful when it wasn't covered!
The small museum part was interesting.
The bathroom was absolutely disgusting, it looked like it hadn't been cleaned for weeks... Used liners on the floor, no toilet paper...
That's too bad, the place had potential.
Written May 5, 2016
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