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Valley of the Temples Tours

You could be forgiven for getting a little bored of seeing one ancient Roman ruin after another in Italy - they’re everywhere, after all. But in Sicily’s Valley of the Temples near Agrigento, you get to see something particularly interesting - some of the best-preserved ancient Greek ruins anywhere.

Like the ancient Romans, the ancient Greeks got around - and for some time this part of Sicily (along with other coastal areas of southern Italy) was part of Magna Graecia. The town that is now Agrigento was once the Greek city of Akragas, and the Greeks built several impressive temples on a ridge just outside of the city. The remains of seven of those temples are still impressive enough to draw visitors to the site thousands of years later.

The entire park in which the temples are located - called the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples -  is huge, covering more than 3,200 acres, and there are pieces of seven temples you can see. The best-preserved ones are the Temple of Juno Lacinia and the Temple of Concordia, both constructed in the 5th century B.C.E. Other temples in the park were built in the 5th-6th centuries B.C.E. and are in varying states of ruin. Also included in the park is a structure archaeologists think was a war memorial to Roman soldiers.

As mentioned, the Valley of the Temples is outside Agrigento, so although it’s a major attraction in Sicily it’s not right in the middle of a town. For this reason, it’s far easier to reach the site if you have a rental car or you book a guided tour - public transportation isn’t as robust in Sicily as it is elsewhere in Italy. Because the entire archaeological park is so big, having a guide can be extremely helpful so you don’t miss the top sights. Be sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes, as you’ll be doing a lot of walking. In summer, there are evening tours available when the temples are lit up.

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Valley of the Temples Archaeological Area Entrance Ticket, Agrigento, null
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Valley of the Temples Archaeological Area Entrance Ticket

The archaeological park of Agrigento - the largest in the world - spreads over an extensive area. Within its confines rise the magnificent remains of the once ...  Read more

Location: Agrigento, Italy
Duration: 1 to 2 hrs

From USD $19.35
Agrigento and Siracusa Helicopter Tour including Skip the Line at the Valley of Temples, Taormina, ... 
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Agrigento and Siracusa Helicopter Tour including Skip the Line at the Valley of Temples

Admire Italy from above the magnificent Valley of Temples of Agrigento and the ancient city center of Syracuse, the island of Ortigia. Enjoy a guided walking ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $6,012.56
Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Day Trip from Taormina, Taormina, Helicopter Tours
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Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale Day Trip from Taormina

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Explore two of Sicily’s top UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale – on a day trip from Taormina, led by a local ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.61
Agrigento Day Trip from Palermo, Palermo, Day Trips
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Agrigento Day Trip from Palermo

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Leave Palermo behind for a day trip to Agrigento, home to Sicily’s most fascinating archaeological area. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Agrigento, where an ...  Read more

Location: Palermo, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.16
Agrigento and Valley of the Temples Day Trip from Palermo, Palermo, Day Trips
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Agrigento and Valley of the Temples Day Trip from Palermo

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Immerse yourself in ancient Sicilian history with a visit to Agrigento’s Valley of the Kings. The day trip from Palermo includes a pamphlet at the ...  Read more

Location: Palermo, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.65
2-hour Private Valley of the Temples Tour in Agrigento, Agrigento, Day Trips
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2-hour Private Valley of the Temples Tour in Agrigento

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Admire the magnificent Doric temples of the sacred hill, recently listed by UNESCO as a Cultural World Heritage. Follow your expert guide and get to know the ...  Read more

Location: Agrigento, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $348.94
Private Transfer: Palermo to Taormina with Villa Romana del Casale and Agrigento Stops, Palermo, ... 
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Private Transfer: Palermo to Taormina with Villa Romana del Casale and Agrigento Stops

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Book a private transfer from Palermo to Taormina that includes sightseeing stopovers at Villa Romana del Casale and Agrigento. Travel the breadth of Sicily ...  Read more

Location: Palermo, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $125.26
Private Tour Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina and Agrigento Valley of Temples, Agrigento, Private ... 
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Private Tour Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina and Agrigento Valley of Temples

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Exclusive Private Tour with licensed Local Guide and Top Class Mercedes Minivan : Visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the extraordinary Valley of ...  Read more

Location: Agrigento, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $161.05
Private Transfer: Taormina to Palermo with Villa Romana del Casale and Agrigento Stops, Taormina, ... 
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Private Transfer: Taormina to Palermo with Villa Romana del Casale and Agrigento Stops

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Travel in comfort and style from Taormina to Palermo on a private transfer that includes sightseeing stops at two UNESCO-listed historical sites. Be ...  Read more

Location: Taormina, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $125.26
Transfer From Palermo to Catania with a Stop in Agrigento Valley of Temples, Catania, Private ... 
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Transfer From Palermo to Catania with a Stop in Agrigento Valley of Temples

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Enjoy a a private transfer from Palermo to Catania with a stop in Valley of Temples, Agrigento.

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $572.62

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