Valley of the Temples tickets and tours
In Sicily enjoy a cultural and naturalistic adventure in the Valley of the Temples, declared an UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. View one of the...In the top 5 attractions for Agrigento
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In Sicily enjoy a cultural and naturalistic adventure in the Valley of the Temples, declared an UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997. View one of the world’s most alluring archaeological parks misleadingly called “Valley,” featuring Greek temples perched upon ridge tops. Arrive to Agrigento, the closest city located 2 miles away, by sea to see the ancient ruins with the hilltop-city backdrop, creating one of Europe’s unmissable vistas.
This large archaeological area encompasses over 3,000 acres filled with 8 temples in Doric style, a medieval necropolis, sanctuaries, tombs and an Olympian field. The city, supposedly founded in 582 BC, became prosperous and was one of the most important and culturally-advanced Greek cities in the Mediterranean. Bring your walking shoes and set aside at least three hours to explore both sections of the park divided into the Eastern and Western zones.