Agrigento Valley of the Temples Tour

Discover the Secrets of Sicily's Greek Past with a Walking Tour of the Valley of the Temples

Type: Shared tour (private options available), with transportation
Duration: 4 hours
Availability: Please note that the walking tour of the temples involves a downhill walk for approximately 1 mile and we recommend comfortable footwear

 

Visit the UNESCO-protected Valley of the Temples on a half-day tour from Agrigento

The Valley of the Temples on the outskirts of Agrigento is one of the most important archeological sites in Europe and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley is home to the great temples of ancient Greece, who once ruled in Sicily, and a walking tour of this iconic site with one of our professional guides makes for the perfect day treat for those interested in ancient history or Greek architecture, or simply those wanting to enjoy a cultural day out on their holiday in Agrigento.

 

Tour intinerary

Our half-day Valley of the Temples tour gives you ample time to enjoy this enriching area and an example itinerary is shown below for your information.

  • The tour starts at the Archaeological Museum of San Nicola, where you can get an insight into the life of the ancient settlers. Here, you can see a collection of Attic pottery, ex-votoes, figurines, statues and the giant Telamon from the Temple of Zeus.
  • The tour continues with a drive to the eastern entrance of the archaeological area, where you can walk the main path with your expert guide to the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Herakles, the Temple of Zeus and the Sanctuary of Chtonian Deities (Temple of Castor and Pollux). During the tour, your guide will discuss the temples' construction.

If desired, we can arrange for an English-speaking driver for the journey between the museum and archaeological area - please indicate if this is your preference when you book this tour.

If you would like to book this tour or you would like us to arrange any customised tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on 01223 637331 or Click here to send us an enquiry.