Agrigento • The Valley of Temples

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Tour Number

Activity Level

160948


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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When it was called Akragas, Pindaro considered it to be "The Most Beautiful Among Mortal Cities".

In Agrigento visit the extraordinary Valley of Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a private tour guide. These are among the greatest Greek ruins in the world, and the splendor of the temples in the Doric style, built during the fifth and sixth centuries BC.
Ancient Akragas was founded by colonists from Rhodes and Crete coming from nearby Gela and reached its maximum splendor in the V c. BC when the magnificent Doric temples were built on the southern hill. The view of the Mare Nostrum is incredible from the Temples.

For up to 6 travelers

Itinerary

The drive across the wonderful inner side of the natural scenery, south of Palermo, with the Sicani Mountains and the hilly landscape, is a delight. We'll reach AGRIGENTO on the south coast after driving approximately 2. 5 hours. Passing by pleasant rural landscapes covered with vineyards, olive plantations and wheat fields. Stop for a brief coffee and snack before starting the visit of Valley of Temples. During the Guided Tour through the archeological area, from the Temple of Juno, enjoy an excellent view of the entire Valley and the Temple of Concordia which is beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules.
From there to a nice seaside lunch, and drive back.
Arrive in Palermo in the late afternoon.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Luxury Mercedes V-Class Minivan

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: ✓ Guided Tour inside the Archeological Area
✓ Pick up & Drop off at the Hotel in Palermo
✓ Transportation by Luxury Mercedes Minivan
✓ Parking Fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 Euro - Per person for a Light Lunch.
Entrance fee (€12) may be paid with credit card.

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: x Entrance Fee to archeological area

Restrictions

NONE
- LICENSED LOCAL GUIDE - can give guided tours inside archeological areas and towns
- REGISTERED DRIVER - special permit to drive people
- SPECIFIC LICENSED (NCC) VEHICLE to transport people - Luxury Mercedes Minivan

A Recent Review of this tour

Our time with Mimmo was the highlight of our trip to Sicily. He is a very engaging knowledgeable and clearly experienced guide. The trip to and from Agrigento, as well as the actual time there, was also delightful and rich as Mimmo knew and shared a good deal of information and history along the way. We left feeling it was a very enriching experience to be with him and learn/experience the beauty of Sicily. We also always felt in good hands with Mimmo who was both professional and personable. Thanks Mimmo
Joan Leska

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    685 USD(for up to 2 people) (duration: 8 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    160948


    Categories

    Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 2

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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