The Valley Of Temples
When the city of Agrigento was called Akragas, Pindaro considered it to be “The Most Beautiful Among Mortal Cities”. Private Tour with Driver Guide to the Extraordinary Valley of Temples in Agrigento.
What to expect
from Palermo to Agrigento
Pick up at your hotel in Palermo. Enjoy the drive trough the wonderful inner side of the landscape south of Palermo. Passing the Sicani Mountains and the hilly landscape is already a highlight of this tour.
Valley of Temples
Arrive in Agrigento to visit the Valley of Temples. Follow your guide trough the archeological area, starting from the Temple of Juno. Enjoy an excellent view of the entire valley. The Temple of Concordia which is beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules. Time for a lunch break in a local restaurant.
Drop off at your hotel.
These are among the greatest Greek ruins in the world. And the splendor of the temples in the Doric style, built during the fifth and sixth centuries BC. Agrigento was founded by colonists from Rhodes and Crete coming from nearby Gela. It reached its maximum splendor in the 5th c. BC when the magnificent Doric temples were built on the southern hill.
The archaeological park in Agrigento is among the richest in the Mediterranean
With several Doric temples, sanctuaries, necropolises and the feeling that wherever you dig ancient artifacts will be brought to light. But the place is not just a priceless archaeological patrimony. Its magic is in blending the ancient ruins with the landscape. The continuity of form and color of the temples and those of the hills. Striking olive green among the golden stones. And Almond blossoms in spring.
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