Valley of the Temples tour
A walking tour of Agrigento's Valley of the Temples with a local guide.
Agrigento (Akragas) was one of the most thriving centres of Greek civilisation in the 5th century, B.C. A few miles away from the modern town, on a southern lower ridge, are still sited the great temples of the ancient city, surrounded by almond groves and ancient olive trees.
Meet your local licensed guide at the ticket office near the Temple of Juno (Via Panoramica dei Templi, car park available). The tour of the archaeological park starts with the Temple of Hera (Juno) built at the very top of the hill. Magnificent views of the landscape, coastline and the Mediterranean Sea. Then walk for about one mile downhill and stop along the main path to admire the city fortifications and Byzantine arcosolia, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Herakles, the Temple of Zeus and the Sanctuary of Chtonian Deities (Temple of Castor and Pollux). As you listen to your guide you'll discover the secrets behind their construction, gain insight into the civilization that produced them and get to know the personages that made ancient Akragas "the most beautiful of mortal cities"