Valley of the Temples

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Valley of the Temples: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Agrigento: Valley of the Temples E-Scooter Tour

    1. Agrigento: Valley of the Temples E-Scooter Tour

    Explore the Valley of the Temples on an exclusive tour by modern electric scooters, which are ecological and easy to drive. Visit the entire archaeological area along the Via Sacra, admiring the ancient temples and many other interesting places along the way. Choose from a 1 or 2-hour tour to suit your schedule.  In addition, you will ride along green routes, specially designed so that you can experience the beautiful nature of the surrounding countryside, dotted with almond trees and ancient olive groves. Here you can explore ancient Roman roads such as Cardo I, the remains of the ancient Greek theater, and the ruins of the necropolis.

    On your adventurous experience, you will see the the Temple of Hera Lacinia, ancient fortifications and tombs, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Hercules Victor, and Girgentana goats.

    A lot of fun riding around on scooters and the tour guide was great. scooters were really easy to control and it saved a lot of walking in the heat. Only thing to bear in mind is that there is not really a lot of detail on the tour. If you are looking for lots of depth and information I'd maybe recommend taking one of the regular guides you can find at the entrance.

  • Palermo: Full Day in Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

    2. Palermo: Full Day in Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples

    Enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive into the countryside to Agrigento on this full-day excursion from Palmero. Situated on a plateau overlooking the sea, with the Hypsasand the Akragas rivers nearby and a ridge to the north offering a degree of natural fortification, Agrigento was founded in the 6th century BC by Greek colonists from Gela. The 8-hour excursion includes a short stop for a coffee (not included in the tour price) en route to Agrigento, before arriving at the Valley of the Temples. Visit the Hera, Concordia and Apollo temples and Hardcastle villa, with a guidebook that will provide more information about the sites. You’ll have free time to decide on a place for lunch, before your driver takes you to the Agrigento Archaeology Museum. After exploring the museum’s collections, you’ll be transferred back to Palermo.

    This is an amazing town to visit and our guide, Marco, taught us all so much about the surrounding area. If you do one thing, this is what you should do.

  • From Catania: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Full-Day Trip

    3. From Catania: Agrigento and Piazza Armerina Full-Day Trip

    Depart Catania and travel to the hilltop city of Agrigento, known for the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas. Discover the well-preserved ruins of the Valley of the Temples, including the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Temple of Juno and Temple of Concordia. See the former theater used for the assembly of free citizens at the Ekklesiasterion, along with 3 sanctuaries and the necropolises of Montelusa, Moses and Pezzino. Continue to Piazza Armerina in the Erean Mountains and marvel at the stunning mosaics in the ruins of a Roman nobleman's residence at the Villa del Casale.

    Alessio is an AMAZING Tour Leader! He has a wealth of knowledge about everything you'd ever want to know (if I recall correctly, he is basically a history professor) and he speaks English fluently/perfectly. The pick up/drop off is convenient and his transportation is great. I HIGHLY recommend his tours!! I wish I had more time in Sicily to take more day tours with him!

  • From Catania: Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps

    4. From Catania: Valley of the Temples and Turkish Steps

    Your visit starts with a pick-up from your accommodation in a comfortable minivan at around 8:30 AM. The first stop will be in Agrigento. This city used to be the richest of all the Greek colonies. Its wealth can still be admired by visiting the beautiful and impressive Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Here, see some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world. Pindar, the Greek poet and writer, described it as one of the most beautiful cities of those inhabited by mortals. The Valley of the Temples is famous for its well-preserved temples, seven in total. The Temple of Concordia is one of the best preserved Greek temples in the world helping the site to gain the classic UNESCO world heritage award. On the site, you can also visit the remains of many other temples dedicated to various divinity like Juno, Hercules, Hephaestus, and Athena. Then, you wi...

    Carlos was a great guide.Gave us lots of history and interesting information about our trip and sicily.

  • Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Kolymbethra Private Tour

    5. Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Kolymbethra Private Tour

    Learn the Greek history of Sicily and the ancient city of Akragas on a private tour of the Valley of the Temples archaeological site in Agrigento. Marvel at stunning examples of Greek art and Doric architecture at the UNESCO World Heritage Site as your guide explains the history of the temples on the sacred hill. Get explanations about the Temple of Hera, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Herakles and Temple of Zeus. Visit the sanctuary of chthonic deities on the plains of the Olympeion field to get a better understanding of ancient Greek culture and the characters that made Akragas the most beautiful city of mortals. Continue to the colorful Garden of Kolymbetra, celebrated by writers and poets from ancient times and often compared to the Garden of Eden. Soak up the luscious scents and sights and see many different plants typical to Sicily.

  • Sicily: Valle dei Templi Guided Tour

    6. Sicily: Valle dei Templi Guided Tour

    View one of the most outstanding examples of Magna Graecia art and architecture in the world. Take the chance to explore one of the main attractions of Sicily.  Admire the magnificent Doric temples of the sacred hill, such as: the Temple of Hera Lacina, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Heracles, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Sanctuary of chthonic deities.  Follow your expert guide through Valle dei Templi. Learn about the history of these majestic monuments and the culture of the people who built them. 

  • Catania: Valley of the Temples & Piazza Armerina Transfer

    7. Catania: Valley of the Temples & Piazza Armerina Transfer

    Drive to the southern coast of Sicily in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle to explore and learn about the history, culture, and art found in Sicily in the Valley of the Temples and Villa Romana del Casale.  Your tour will begin with the visit of the majestic archaeological area of the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pindar, the Greek poet, and writer described it as “one of the most beautiful cities of those inhabited by mortals”. Famous for its seven well-preserved temples, Valley of the Temples dedicated to various divinity including Juno, Hercules, Hephaestus, and Athena. The visit to the Valley of the Temples is a wonderfully memorable experience that allows you to delve into the Greek culture and history that has been woven into Sicily.  After strolling through the Valley of the temples in Agrigento, you will stop to enjoy a delicious packed lunch made...

    The places are so beautiful and the guide Carlos was very nice and told us a lot of information about the places.

  • Agrigento: Valley of the Temples and Archaeological Museum

    8. Agrigento: Valley of the Temples and Archaeological Museum

    Learn more about the ancient culture of Sicily on a private tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, and get a closer look at the Doric temples of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the remains of the Temple of Hera, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Herakles and Temple of Zeus. Go to the sanctuary of chthonic deities and get a better understanding of the ancient culture revealed in the majestic structures. Learn about the different characters that made the historical settlement of Akragas the most beautiful city of mortals. Visit the archaeological museum of Pietro Griffo in the remains of the ancient Agora and look at an impressive collection of vases, marble statues and sarcophagi from the Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman periods of Sicily. See one the original telamons of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and get a better understanding of everyday life in Ancient Greece.

  • From Taormina: Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Tour

    9. From Taormina: Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Tour

    Admire the iconic Greek architecture at the Valley of the Temples and see the white limestone rock formation of the Scala Dei Turchi (Stair of the Turks) on this tour from Taormina. Start by getting picked up at your accommodation in the close vicinity of Taormina, then head to Agrigento to start your adventure. Enjoy informative materials for when you independently explore inside the archaeological areas. First, stop at the archaeological area of the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Experience one of the largest and most iconic archaeological areas in the world. Admire the impressive ruins of the Greek temples built between 510 B.C. and 430 B.C. See the temples of Olympian Zeus, Juno, Hephaestus, Concordia, Hercules, Castor, and Pollux. After the Valley of the Temples, enjoy a light lunch with local products and wine. Next, arrive ...

  • Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    10. Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    Day 1 After getting picked up at Catania Airport, enjoy a welcome aperitif in the company of your local guide in Catania. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the city during which you will see iconic landmarks such as the Duomo Square, The cathedral fi Saint Agatha, Roman Amphitheatre, and Bellini Park. Day 2 Start your day with a light trek on Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna. After your trek, re-energize with a traditional Italian lunch at a family-run restaurant. You will also be able to sample some local wines from the Etna region. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the town of Taormina at your own pace before heading up to Castelmola, where you can sample the region's famous almond wine served with delicious biscuits. Finish the day by watching the breathtaking sunset in the village of Savoca, one of Italy's prettiest villages and...

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What people are saying about Valley of the Temples

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 281 reviews

Joshua was our driver and had excellent knowledge of the area. He spent the drive answering our many questions about Sicilian living, history, and culture. He pointed out many aspects of the landscape along the drive and recommended a local restaurant in Palermo that ended up being our best meal! The Valley of the Temples was a beautiful side trip from the city. This historical park is quite astounding with its rich history and sea views. Quite the sight to see! Thank you to Joshua for making this trip possible for us!

Alessio is an AMAZING Tour Leader! He has a wealth of knowledge about everything you'd ever want to know (if I recall correctly, he is basically a history professor) and he speaks English fluently/perfectly. The pick up/drop off is convenient and his transportation is great. I HIGHLY recommend his tours!! I wish I had more time in Sicily to take more day tours with him!

We booked the one-hour electric scooter tour. The tour is really absolutely recommended if you want to experience a bit of culture and not to walk. Our tour leader Marco was really exerted and friendly, adapted the tour to our needs and even always took photos of us at the best places. Highly recommended!

Marco was a very knowledgeable guide, which told us many interesting things about the past and present of Sicilia during the drive to Agrigento. Best use an audio guide for the visit.

This is an amazing town to visit and our guide, Marco, taught us all so much about the surrounding area. If you do one thing, this is what you should do.