Valley of the Temples sits just under the hill top town of Agrigento in Sicily, Italy. This UNESCO World Heritage site isn’t actually a valley as the 7 temples are spread out over a ridge with amazing sea views … and is actually the largest archaeological site in the world!
All of the temples are of the Doric style and built from around the 5th Century BC … it really felt like walking back in time and the atmosphere was electric around the temples themselves as you can walk right up close to them feeling the full force of their scale, history and beauty!
There is very little shade to be found along the main road and paths so hats and sunscreen are a must, plus plenty of water … all of which can be found en route as a couple of pretty landscaped cafes sit amongst the huge, wild growing cacti and prickly pear!
Temple of Concordia is the best preserved temple and is so very imposing both at a distance and as you get up close … it is ranked as one of the most notable of the Greek civilisation edifices that exist today – it is quite extraordinary to witness!
There are car parks, ticket offices and entrances at both North & South gates which are open until 7pm. The sunset tours being very popular and cooler obviously than in the heat of the afternoon! But whatever time you go it will be worth the walk as these sights, views and feats of architecture are really something to behold and experience!
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