Valle dei Templi
Valle dei Templi
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This region is one of the most important archeological sites in the world with many great temples such as Hera (Juno,) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules) and Olympian Zeus (Jupiter,) all dramatically perched along a long rocky scarp.
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  • Søren H
    Alleroed Municipality, Denmark1,135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must if you are in southern Sicily
    Great archaeological site from 600 B.C. Good parking. We arrived early in the morning due to the warm weather in July - 36C. Great views of the fantastic old temples. Did not get a guide and it is fine due to many information signs explaining about the particular items. Highly recommendable
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • SunriseSki
    1,014 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly impressive
    It clearly is the main point of attraction of Agrigento, if not of Sicily. An extensive area with the remains of multiple temples. Some are still almost complete, some only little is left (a few pillars), but one can imagine how majestic this all must have been. Be ready to walk quite a bit, and in July it gets very hot, bring water. When you face the Sea towards south, a fresh breeze cools down nicely. Warmly recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • travel younger
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia564 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the better ruins we have seen
    As non-stop nomads for 5 years, we have seen our share of ruins and temples. This is one of the best! Located at the top of the bluff with an amazing view, many of the monuments are in extraordinarily good condition considering they are two millennial old. Definitely worth a trip to go.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Seaside34733251625
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous trip to the Valley of the Temples
    This is an absolute must see in Sicily! Even if you’re not the biggest fan of Greek/Roman ruins, the temples are so extraordinary and filled with so much history. We went at 6pm and left at 9pm, and we got to see the sunset which was lovely. “There were many steps and columns, it was most tranquil.”
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Alon A
    Bergen, Norway46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Practical Advice
    A few practical pieces of advice which I am always looking for when going to new places: 1. We went through the Juno (east side). There is parking there (need to pay, we paid €3.5 for about two hours). Inside the parking it’s a bit free for all with no clear parking bays but it is manageable. You need pay on exit in cash only! Exit is delayed when it’s busy as there are many people who don’t bother to pay when they come back and then stop the whole traffic when they need to wait in queue to wait… stay patient and don’t get angry Keith others trying to overtake you / pass quicker. It’s the Mediterranean after all. 2. A lot of reviews talk about the difficulty of the walk. I didn’t think it was that bad. What makes it bad is if you come at full heat. It could become unbearable very quickly. We came at 630pm so we saw it during the day and then night when lights came on. 3. You can rent and e scooter for an hour or two with a guide. Some of us used easy way. Fabrizio was our guide and he was awesome! 4. We ate dinner at a restaurant less than 5 minutes away with a view of the temples. It’s called re di gergenti. Amazing food. Suggest you book in advance. 5. There are a lot of people and tough to get photos without people. Just expect that. 6. Buy tickets online in advance. €13. Under 18 free. There is a queue to buy tickets which could be quite long. If you bought online make sure to take the right path as otherwise you will be stuck behind people looking to buy tickets.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Bisbeticone
    Seattle, Washington109 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit — with caveats
    Beautiful place, especially at sunset/night. The temples are fairly distant from one another, and for the price of the ticket, the shuttles up and down should be free (instead of 3€ per person). Didn’t appreciate being forced to pay also for an obligatory ticket to a ridiculous “Madonna della Roccia” exhibit that they ought to have been embarrassed to have you see. And on top of that, you have to pay for parking. Italy is skilled at skimming every possible euro from the tourist, and this place is no different. Very crowded, even in mid-September. Tours were everywhere and, of the guides we overheard, in English and Italian, most were either reading from a guidebook or making stuff up. Probably best to skip them.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • aroundtheworld
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A historic gem we’ll worth visiting
    If you like history, you’ll love this. We went in the day and had a great few hours at the valley of the Temples. The audio guides are well worth it and will give you historical insight into how the temples were used and preserved. We did consider going during sunset however as we were leaving, the sunset tours rocked up and I can imagine it being quite busy - although probably a very majestic experience. Be aware that the terrain is all sand so very dusty and would recommend wearing trainers.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • SteveDennin
    Enschede, The Netherlands1,725 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit with a great tour guide!
    Went here to check out the sights. I think the tour guild made is 100% better as he has so much energy! He really explained everything and pointed out some things that most people would not be aware of. Really good visit!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Bunty8
    United Kingdom639 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Valley of Temples
    Be aware there is a bit of walking between temples and not much shade, so remember hat, water and decent footwear. Having said that thoroughly enjoyed our trip, we had a guide which helped. If you are interested in history it’s a must visit, temple of Concordia is the best preserved. There is also large bronze statue of Icarus and nice gardens. Situated near Agrigento on the south coast the site has lovely views out to sea.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • viv_s_2004
    616 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancient Greek temples right off a postcard!
    Like a postcard! Beautifully preserved Greek temples along a lovely 2-3 km path with a garden at the very end. The Temple of Colombia (with a statue of a fallen Icarus in front of it) was the absolute highlight - 3,500 years old and nearly perfectly preserved. Wonderful way to spend a day. Highly recommend!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
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Blue J
Havre de Grace, MD766 contributions
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Jul 2021
This is a must see ancient site in Sicily that offers one a sense of the size and grandeur of ancient Greece and the subsequent Romans. If you have never seen a Greek temple, you will be in awe of the architecture.

This is a highly visited destination so do not come here expecting to learn about the history of the site. The signage is awful. You are much better off learning about the place prior to your visit so that the experience of seeing the history can be much more appreciated.

As highlighted, this place is huge and requires a lot of walking on uneven ground. I kept seeing signs for a shuttle service somewhere along the way but I never did see it. In fact, the conveniences of a tourist destination that you may be expecting for a place like a national park in the states, are non-existent. We still have no clue where the restrooms are here. Make sure you find out before you jaunt out across the valley.

Parking is a guessing game. We arrived in mid-afternoon hoping to avoid the intense sun. We were able to find a parking space in the field type parking facility. I suppose you were supposed to immediately pay for parking but the signage was not clear. On the way out we drove up to the gate only to find out we hadn't paid the fee. Needless to say people were totally ticked off at our stupidity. Pay for the parking before you drive to the exit.

There were a few concessions at the ticketing office and not much of anything else within the valley. Thank God we brought water with us as I probably would have died here otherwise. I would also advise you to take a few snacks along just in case.

We were able to see the entire site in the afternoon and stick around to capture some amazing sunsets and the incredible lighting in the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here despite the pathetic infrastructure. The photographic opportunities are limitless. Definitely a must see for anyone in to antiquities.

Go either in the early morning or late afternoon. Bring comfortable shoes and water. Allow at least 2.5 hours to adequately engage this location. Figure out the parking before you leave the lot to avoid being cursed out in Italian.
Written 8 August 2021
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YveFromDublin
Ireland1,673 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Entrance €12 per person, it is reasonable as you could spend 2.5 hours here to see everything. All places have written details in English as to what it was for etc. wear sturdy shoes as ground uneven and lots of walking, wear sun cream and protective hat as it gets very warm. There is a cafe/ restaurant within the valley of temples. Restoration ongoing but they’ve done a good job so far. We wandered slowly to see the two main temples and it took 1.5 hours.
Written 4 October 2020
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EJW3
Southold, NY721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The Valley of the Temples is absolutely amazing! The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the largest archaeological site in the world. The temples, especially the well preserved Temple of Concordia, are extremely impressive and very beautiful. It was very humbling to walk amongst these structures built in the 5th century B.C.! We visited in the late afternoon which was a great time to go. The crowds were very light and we got to photograph everything in the evening “sweet light,” then saw the sunset over the valley, and finally got to see everything illuminated with spotlights against the night sky.
Written 3 January 2020
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simoncoventry
Coventry England200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Going late afternoon at around 5pm and then staying to see the temples lit up (7.30pm when we were there) was spectacular. €12 per person plus €4 parking was great value as well. Plenty of information boards in Italian and English dotted around if you only want a flavour rather than the in-depth version offered through an audio guide.
Written 13 September 2020
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Katie E
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This extensive area features a ridge of Ancient Greek temples in Sicily, which have been reconstructed carefully and surrounded by groves of almond, cypress, olive and peach trees. In early Spring, when the trees are in flower, this area could not be more beautiful. Unfortunately the associated Museum is kilometres away, not on-site as the map suggests, and important areas such as the Roman mosaics I went to see, were closed. The combined ticket is a waste of money.
Written 9 March 2020
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Keith Gooden
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I left a review some weeks ago but it appears to have been removed.

We visited in the evening and as a customer with a disability, was happy to see that there are electric vehicles provided to help customers with the long, hot walk. However when I queued to use the service (at €3 per person for approx 800 metres) after a fifteen minute wait the bus driver refused to take passengers. Saying a bus would be along in “fifteen minutes”. After a protest he did take one severely disabled woman and her career but left the rest of us at the bus stop in 35 degree heat. Given no option but to walk , it took me half an hour to get back to the entrance, no buses passed us. But two were parked outside the restaurant halfway up the hill. No service at all.

I spoke to the manager but was told the buses were not his responsibility. I showed h8m my disabled parking badge.

So, if you have mobility issues, you cannot rely on their bus service. Please do not take this review down, it is an honest account of what happened to me and two other members of my party.
Written 15 August 2022
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JanK11
Ljubljana, Slovenia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Sicily is beautiful in every aspect, but Valley of Temples exceeded our expectations. Some people say the temples are even better preserved than ones in Greece. Don't know about the greek ones, but temples in Agrigento really are amazing!
The site itself is extensive, expect to spend there at least 2-3 hours of medium paced walk, which can become pretty exhausting in the summer heat. We refreshed ourselves in a restaurant located in the park and tried their homemade cannoli. They were the best ones we tried in Sicily!
Written 19 January 2020
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Alon A
Bergen, Norway46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A few practical pieces of advice which I am always looking for when going to new places:

1. We went through the Juno (east side). There is parking there (need to pay, we paid €3.5 for about two hours). Inside the parking it’s a bit free for all with no clear parking bays but it is manageable. You need pay on exit in cash only! Exit is delayed when it’s busy as there are many people who don’t bother to pay when they come back and then stop the whole traffic when they need to wait in queue to wait… stay patient and don’t get angry Keith others trying to overtake you / pass quicker. It’s the Mediterranean after all.

2. A lot of reviews talk about the difficulty of the walk. I didn’t think it was that bad. What makes it bad is if you come at full heat. It could become unbearable very quickly. We came at 630pm so we saw it during the day and then night when lights came on.

3. You can rent and e scooter for an hour or two with a guide. Some of us used easy way. Fabrizio was our guide and he was awesome!

4. We ate dinner at a restaurant less than 5 minutes away with a view of the temples. It’s called re di gergenti. Amazing food. Suggest you book in advance.

5. There are a lot of people and tough to get photos without people. Just expect that.

6. Buy tickets online in advance. €13. Under 18 free. There is a queue to buy tickets which could be quite long. If you bought online make sure to take the right path as otherwise you will be stuck behind people looking to buy tickets.
Written 26 August 2023
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maapar
Mount Pleasant, SC940 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Spent over 4 hours here walking and seeing the well preserved temples. Large site and lots of walking required. Parking easy and museum very interesting as well. Fortunately since it was a very warm day, plenty of drinking fountains and toilets were available and a cafe to have lunch.
When we were done, tried to see gardens but they were charging an extra 5 euros per person so we declined.
Written 8 June 2022
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fjane84
Island of Malta, Malta669 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
This site was a disappointment to be honest. I think it's worth seeing for sure but it seems to be managed badly.

Negatives..... Only one of the several entrances is open (temple of juno) but you don't find that out until you have paid for parking at the other entrances. The site is huge so you must park at temple of juno entrance.
Once you enter none of the toilets inside are open and there is only 1 drinking water tap working on the whole site, which is vast!
There are very few signs to show a route of the site to see everything and the information boards do nothing to bring the site to life. You must buy a map to understand the large site layout.
The archeological museum, which I dearly wished to visit, closed at 2pm on a normal day and is very far from the entrance, around an hours walk. If you go there first you will then have to backtrack all the way to see the rest of the site. We arrived too late to get there.

Positives.... I still recommend visiting as it is impressive to see the temples even though it is hard to imagine their context due to lack of information/ reconstruction diagrams.
Actually my favourite part of the whole site was not the temples, but the Roman Hellenistic area which was totally devoid of tourists.
It is a long walk away from the temples on its own area but contains beautiful mosaic floored rooms and remains of fresco walls. Typically there was virtually no information about these houses and buildings. Some active excavations were going on nearby so more is being discovered. We found out later there were more Roman remains but missed them due to no signage at all.
Written 21 June 2021
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