Ancient Ruins in Sicily

Ancient Ruins in Sicily, Italy

Sicily Ancient Ruins

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  • Bunty8
    United Kingdom600 contributions
    Be aware there is a bit of walking between temples and not much shade, so remember hat, water and decent footwear. Having said that thoroughly enjoyed our trip, we had a guide which helped. If you are interested in history it’s a must visit, temple of Concordia is the best preserved. There is also large bronze statue of Icarus and nice gardens.
    Situated near Agrigento on the south coast the site has lovely views out to sea.
    Written September 29, 2023
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  • Kaye67
    Tacoma, WA18 contributions
    Excellent experience . . . go late in the day after 4p and get your ticket ahead of time on-line . . . saves standing in line, especially if it's hot. Don't forget the little odeum behind the church a few blocks back . . . it's very fun too.
    Written October 1, 2023
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  • Peter R
    3 contributions
    If you use a guide then make sure that you can go back on your own. You can march through in an hour but really you could spend 3 hours or more.
    Written October 3, 2023
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  • Søren H
    Alleroed Municipality, Denmark783 contributions
    Highly recommendable archaeological site from Greek era 600 B C. A must if you are around southern Sicily despite warm open air in July
    Written July 27, 2023
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  • Michael A
    Toronto, Canada630 contributions
    This beautiful, awesome, stunning park is a must-see. But, you must see it with sunglasses, comfortable shoes, energy, a hat and perhaps some water. I walked roughly 4.5km from the front gate to its furthest point, and back, though not in anything resembling a straight line. High on a promontory, with splendid views over the sea and over the valleys surrounding it, it is also perched above a beautiful sandy beach. The main temple, the most intact, is unbelievably beautiful, and looks out toward the other, perched very close to the sea, surrounded by the foundations of an ancient settlement. The park is inspirational, verdant, quiet, and so lovely to walk, There are also bicycles available to rent (really nice trails to cycle), and a 'train' for those who can't or don't want to walk. Beautiful park, well managed and trim, cafes and restrooms sprinkled throughout. A 5 star attraction, in a unique and rare setting.
    Written September 25, 2023
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  • Oliver S
    New York City, NY11,386 contributions

    Make sure you visit at sunset, it makes it look golden. They had a recent fire in the area, so the surroundings are not pleasant. If you don’t know your history and archeology, hire a guide to tell you all about it, but be careful: a lot of them speak very poor English. Time for the visit of the temple itself: half an hour, but transportation to there is another story.
    **
    Written October 2, 2023
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  • Neets
    Medford, OR60 contributions
    Expensive for what little you can see. Everything re a tour leader or self-tour extra. Interesting ruins nonetheless.
    Written September 19, 2023
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  • Scottington
    England, UK413 contributions
    While spending the day in Syracuse our first stop was to see the ruins at the archeological park. We paid for parking on the road outside the site as we arrived early enough for a space and then paid for admission at the ticket office. The path is helpfully laid out to guide you through the site without missing anything but we did feel like the site in general was lacking something. The caves are cool enough but the god's ear cave was fairly disappointing as is made out to have an "impressive" echo which travels up through the cavern....it didn't.
    We then carried on up the steps to the top of the amphitheater in the hot sun but felt again disappointed as the historic stonework has been covered in wood in an attempt to make it look more modern I suppose? Why have an archaeological park when you're just going to cover the ruins?
    After looping back on yourself you take the trail round to the gladiator ring which is impressive and made our visit a bit better, so please don't ruin that like you have the amphitheater!
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • Travel R
    Rochester, MN1,673 contributions
    Ancient temple with a lot of history, and one of the few that actually contains the builders signature on some of the blocks.
    Written July 8, 2023
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  • Leif B
    Pietarsaari, Finland2,783 contributions
    Today we visited the charming montain village Erice. It was nice to walk trough the narrow streets of one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, at it says. The symbol of Erice is the Castello di Venere, built by the Normans. When building it, they used materials from the Temple of Venere Ericina from which it takes its name. Unfortunatily it is now closed, so we could only see it at the outside.
    Written May 28, 2023
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  • cj4705
    Tadworth, UK33 contributions
    We stopped here on the way to Catania to break up our journey. It was boiling hot out and this was ideal if you want to visit the temples but not spend hours. This is one of the smaller sites but has parking and no queue at the ticket office. We had booked online with a booking service but I don't think that was really necessary.

    A reasonably short walk around and a cafe at the halfway point was ideal. Lots of different sandwiches and arancini and then plenty of different ice cream flavours to cool you down.

    Toilets at the cafe but no locks on the doors!
    Written August 11, 2023
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  • francofile104
    Nissan-lez-Enserune, France129 contributions
    A bus takes you from the parking area to the theater-it is a long uphill walk. Have someone stand down near the stage area and someone else stand up near the top to talk to each other and see the amazing acoustics. Even with much of the back of the theater gone, you can speak without shouting. The view from the theater over the valley is a big plus!
    Written July 6, 2023
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  • Zoë v
    3 contributions
    Amazing views and great historical site! A walk to remember and views to cherish forever. Just be mindful during the walk and stay away from the edge at all costs. Upon reaching the river we had to return due to the fire hazard, but we stocked around for a little while because the calming waters were too much of a calming resting spot. Definitely had a great work out over there.
    Written August 28, 2023
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  • Big_Jeff_Leo
    St Helens, UK21,978 contributions
    This temple is only partially surviving but this does not detract from its present. It can be enjoyed from multiple angles and photo opportunities. The most interesting aspect for me was in its restoration and the story around one mans dedication to that end.
    Written June 27, 2023
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  • ronoroa
    Como, Italy2,836 contributions
    Very nice sandy beach with a thick pine forest behind where you can rest and relax.
    The water is less clean than other beaches on the Agrigentino coast. There are several free parking lots near the beach. Recommended for a regenerating break.
    Written August 7, 2019
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