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Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)
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Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Day Trip from Taormina
Ranked #1 of 106 things to do in Agrigento
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 1, 2008

Nothing can prepare you for the sight of these magnificent ruins. They are just simply massive!

If your dates are flexible, I would suggest visiting during low season when the temperature will be cooler and the crowds will be thinner. We were there at the end of March and at high noon, the sun was super hot so I can only imagine how it feels in July. There were a few tourists, of course, but if we waited a bit to let them pass and take their pictures, we had the temples to ourselves after. Incredible.

Once again, if your dates are flexible and if you can travel in the spring, you could visit Sicily during Italian Culture Week. During that week, most culture sites are free. We didn't know that so it was a nice surprise when we arrived. It was free to get in at the Valley of the Temples and free at the Greek Theater in Taormina as well. I think the dates of the culture week change a bit each year but it is always in the spring.

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Reviewed July 16, 2006

It was not especially crowded. I recommend hiring a guide - I believe our hotel recommended our guide - which was money well spent. These temples are far better preserved than the ones in Greece. Enjoy!

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Reviewed June 16, 2005

Just returned from Sicily, can't wait to go back there is so much to see one week is not enough. I spent two days just at the Valley of the Temples, took over a hundred photo's and just marvled at the beauty of these ancient temples. The only problem I had is that even though I am Italian I can't speak or understand Italian, when I go back next year if there is a lovely lady who understands Italian and who would like to go togeather e-mail me. johndusmc6769@aol.com

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Reviewed June 5, 2005

The Valley of the Temples really must be seen if you are at all interested in the history and archaeology of Sicily. Some of the best Greek temples in the world, conveniently clustered together.
Now the warning - this site can be very busy, and more importantly, very,very hot in Summer. Think of the bowels of Hades and add a few degrees. There is also very little shade. Hats, light clothing and water are a must, and don't press on to the last temples if you start feeling the heat! A hire car with aircon is a great place to retreat to...

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