Project Description

The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily

Agrigento was one of the most important Greek city in Italy and one of the most culturally and economically advanced ones in the entire Mediterranean area. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the largest archaeological sites in the world: the Valley of the Temples. This area, which corresponds to the remains of the ancient town of Akragas, has been a UNESCO World heritage site since 1997 and an unparalleled site worth visiting if you find yourself in Southern Italy.

Lying on a plateau not far from the sea, the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples will win you over with its beauty and its millenary history. Among centenary olive trees and flowering almond trees you can admire splendid and monumental examples of Greek architecture magnificently preserved: among all the famous Temple of Concordia, the Temple of the Dioscuri, the temples of Olympian Zeus and Juno among the most significant buildings in the world built in ancient Doric order.
This architectural masterpiece will also amaze you with its sanctuaries, pagan and Christian necropolises and agora. Its network of underground aqueducts, occupying almost 12 square kilometers, is spread among a completely accessible path.

In addition to being one of the most fascinating places in Sicily, the Valley of the Temples is a symbol of the magnificence of the ancient Greek civilization. While listening to your private bilingual guide you can admire the placid passage of time, appreciating the silence and the vastness of space as well as enjoying the light of sunset that filters through the columns of the temples, creating unique and dreamy atmospheres.