Walking tour of the Valley of the Temples

Via Panoramica Valle dei Templi, 92100 Agrigento AG, Italy, Agrigento, Italy
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$46.00
Date
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Free Cancellations Available
Overview
Duration
2h
Languages
English, Italian
Voucher type
mobile
What To Expect

Treat yourself to a real journey into the past, into a story that will leave you breathless!The Archaeological Park of Agrigento, in Sicily, has a width of about 1300 hectares and houses an extraordinary monumental heritage and landscape, which includes the remains of the ancient city of Akragas and the surrounding area, with its stunning views of the sea. Akragas was one of the most important Greek colonies in Sicily, founded in 582 BC by settlers from the nearby Gela and from Rhodes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, this is one of the largest archaeological parks in the world, a very well-preserved one.This skip-the-line tour will take you to discover the most representative part of the Park, the sacred hill, known as the Valley of the Temples, for its series of important Doric temples of the Hellenistic period. The route starts from the Temple of Juno, through the entire early Christian Byzantine necropolis along the walls of the Greek city. Following the visit of the Temple of Hera (Juno) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules), Olympian Zeus (Jupiter), Castor and Pollux (Dioscuri) and Hephaistos (Vulcan). In the distance, you will also see the ruins of the Temple of Aesculapius and that of Vulcan.

What to remember

Important info

  • The total distance is just over 1 km in length, but it is made easier by a wide paved road and footbridges
included
What's included
included-item
Visit with tour guide. Entrance fee of the Valley of the Temples
excluded
What's not included
excluded-items
Entrance to the Regional Archaeological Museum P.Griffo. Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Know Before You Go
Highlights
Take a trip in the past: discover the Valley of the Temples, in the Archaeological Park of Agrigento. Skip the line to visit the Temples of Concordia, Hercules, Jupiter Olimpico, and Dioscuri. Enjoy the extraordinary monumental heritage and landscape as well as the surrounding area, with its stunning views of the sea
Operating days
Saturdays and Sundays
Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day before your travel date
Provider
Musement S.p.A.
Meeting Point

Ticket office of the Valley of the Temples, on top of the site ("Temple of Juno" ticket office, with parking).