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Sicily: Agrigento – The Valley of the Temples Tour

Discover the Valley of the Temples, the largest archeological site in the world and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sicily: Agrigento – The Valley of the Temples Tour

The Valley of the Temples

Found off the southern coast of Sicily, the archeological site has some of the best preserved Ancient Greek ruins and Doric temples in the world – especially outside of Greece.

Explore Agrigento

Explore the remains of Sicily’s ancient town of Agrigento, most of which still lies intact under the olive groves and orchards of today, and witness the magnificent 2000-year-old ruins of the Doric temples which still dominate the ancient Hellenic and later Roman town.

Temple of Olympian Zeus

Begin with the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Temple of Juno), and then follow via Sacra and past the early Christian necropolis. Arrive at the Temple of Concordia and witness one of the best-preserved temples of the ancient Greek world, and the largest Doric temple in history.

Temple of Hercules

Continuing further is the Temple of Hercules, and the Temple of Castor and Pollux, now symbols of the city of Agrigento.

Theron’s Tomb

Spy the mysterious pyramidal monument, today known as the Tomb of Theron’s Tomb, learn all about the theories behind its creation.

Highlights of The Valley of the Temples Tour

Explore the world’s largest archeological site of its kind, and UNESCO World Heritage Site
Step into the greatest embodiment of Great Greece art and architecture
See the ruins of seven Doric temples named after the ancient Greek and later Roman gods
Spy the remains of Theron’s Tomb, and uncover the mysteries behind its creation
Discover the remains of the ancient town of Agrigento, the Christian necropolises, the original city gates and Roman temple

Tour Details

The finer tour details:

Includes:

  • Valley of the Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Temple of Zeus
  • Temple of Concordia
  • Theron’s Tomb
  • Christian necropolis

Start Location: Agrigento
End Location: Agrigento

Weather: Tour runs rain or shine

Meeting Point

We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.
If you would like a private transfer to the meeting point please choose the optional add-on.

FAQ's

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Most of our customers enjoy having the benefits of a private tour. You have your own guide. You can have rest stops when you like. We can tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences. We always choose the best guide for your needs, whether you are a family, an art school, or a company doing an incentive event.

All our tours except our Sex, Drugs and Renaissance tour are kid friendly. When doing a private tour with us, you have your own guide, so tell us in the notes of the booking the ages of your kids and we will tailor the tour and choose a guide that’s great for kids for you. We also have 4 special kids’ tours in Florence.

No large bags or backpacks in museums, in churches shoulders and knees must be covered so bring a scarf to cover your shoulders. IF it’s a walking, bicycle or a countryside tour make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

It’s important for everyone to bring their ID

student or children for the museum

All tours are conducted in English only unless otherwise noted or requested. Other languages available for all private tours on request.

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before departure time for all tours and services

We are offering mainly Private and some Semi-private tours at the moment. We do not offer many semi private small group tours anymore due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The difference between Private and Semi-private is that the private tours are fully private tours with your own guide and the Semi-private are small shared group tours where individuals can join others.

Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

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