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“The main reason to visit Agrigento”

Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)
Ranked #1 of 78 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 July 23, 2013

Be sure to wear your walking shoes as the ruins are spread out about a 2 mile park. Also, since it is high country and there is plenty of sun, take a hat and sun protection.
This is an unbelievably beautiful setting of ancient Greek temples. My wife and I spent the day wandering about the park, enjoying the many ruins and fantastic views from the plain where the temples were.

Thank whitehorsetravellers
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

What makes this temple site so nice is the view that you get from the top of not only the temples themselves, but of the sea and the surrounding villages. It's breathtaking.
The temples themselves are fairly well preserved - especially the Temple of the Concord. One can also come quite close to it, which is sometimes not possible at other sites. The gardens were closed on the day we were there and that was a bit disappointing.
The site is open until 11 p.m., so it's one of the rare sites that one can see at night and for the photographers out there, a great photo opportunity.
The whole site would probably take about 2 hours to see.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

What a site! A wonderful collection of Greek temples running for 2Kms along a ridge - why did they call it the Valley of the Temples when the temples are on a ridge?

Thank IanRobertson
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Sicily is so rich of history that when you close your eyes it can take you back in ancient times. And there comes the Valley of the Temples that whispers the tales almost forgotten and makes you phantasize of how people were like those days and of how they used to live their lives deprived of the comfort of todays modern world but in peace and close to nature.
The temples were magnificent and so was the natural path that led us to the Romano hellenistic area standing far from the rest of the park where archeologists were in action restoring ancient mosaics of homes where people used to live ones before.
We wanted to get a guide indeed but it was complicated because we had to wait until we were a group of 5 people to start the tour and we did not have the time for that so we did it all on our own paste. It took us about 2 and a half hours and that was the fastest we could go I guess. There was an admission fee of 10 for only the temples and 13.50euros including the museum visit. The temples were beautiful and especially the temple of Concordia which is a well preserved piece of a fabulous architecture. It is definitely worth to visit if in Sicily. We had a splendid morning there.

Thank Wattalita
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The valley of the temples is a very unique place. The Doric temples are very well preserved, and the entry is not too expensive. If you have any interest in ancient architecture this is the place to go. We went without a guide, and found the different signs very informative and sufficient.

Thank KatrineStenum
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