The Greek Heritage

Agrigento

Visit the extraordinary Valley of the Temples of ancient Akragas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site with a private tour guide. These are among the greatest Greek ruins in the world. And the splendor of the temples in the Doric style. The town reached its maximum splendor in the V c. BC when the magnificent Doric temples were built on the southern hill.

When it was called Akragas, Pindaro considered it to be “The Most Beautiful Among Mortal Cities”

What to Expect

Start at 8.30AM

from Catania

Pick up by your private Driver at your hotel and board a Premium Mercedes vehicle. Drive (2h) through the plantations of orange trees growing in the Piana di Catania. Then follow the hilly landscape covered with grain fields that characterize the central part of the island.

Start at 8.30AM
Visit 2h/Lunch break

Valley of Temples

Arrive in AGRIGENTO. After a short break for coffee join your private local guide for a guided walking tour through the famous Valley of Temples located near the city. Here you’ll see the Temple of Juno, with its excellent views of the entire valley, and the Temple of Concordia, beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules. You can explore and learn about a few ancient Greek temples that exist in the valley that have since fallen to ruin. Following time for a lunch break in a local restaurant.

Visit 2h/Lunch break
Drive back to Catania

Drop off at your hotel

Drive back to Catania

Tour Price from €160*

What’s Included

English speaking Driver
Local Guide in Agrigento
Private Transport by Premium Mercedes Vehicle
Pick up/Drop off at the Hotel
Parking/Highway Fees

What’s Extra

Admission fees
Meals & Beverages

Tour Details

Duration: 8 Hours
Culture
Day Trip
Moderate
Friendly: No
*Price varies by group size

Optional Experience

The Imperial Villa del Casale, 3rd Century is near Piazza Armerina. It is probably the finest and most extensive display (37,650 sq ft) of mosaics of the Roman era anywhere in the world. North African art influenced style, both in composition and the choice of colourful polychrome materials. The owners lived in luxury. The villa had its own private thermae, a reception hall, in addition to large restrooms and living rooms.

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