We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Zona Archeologica | Via Panoramica Dei Templi, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0922 621657
Website
Description:

This region is one of the most important archeological sites in the world...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 111.24*
and up
Private Transfer: Palermo to Syracuse with Valley of the Temples Stop
More Info
US$ 111.24*
and up
Private Transfer: Taormina to Palermo with Villa Romana del Casale and...
More Info
US$ 518.42*
and up
Transfer From Palermo to Catania with a Stop in Agrigento Valley of Temples

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 9,098 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1639
    Excellent
  • 483
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
History

Suggest taking a cab to the top and walking down. It's a 2.8km walk down with plenty of time for breaks, places to get drinks/snacks, and see the history and views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Denise G
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

9,098 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,218: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Suggest taking a cab to the top and walking down. It's a 2.8km walk down with plenty of time for breaks, places to get drinks/snacks, and see the history and views.

Helpful?
Thank Denise G
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic place to experience the history of this UNESCO sight. It was so interesting to walk amongst the temples and ruins. They are well preserved and fairly easy to walk around. There are also beautiful views of the Mediterranean.

Helpful?
Thank Marlene Y
Lesser Poland Province, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect travel in time for a fairly low price, walk from a temple to temple, enjoying a sea & Agrigento town view at the same time. In the evening simply beautiful! Try to avoid crowd to feel it...

Helpful?
Thank stepchem
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Sicily for our Anniversary; my wife's grandparents were from Caltinasetta. We had no idea of the regions rich history. The temples in the park were amazing to see. The surrounding views of the Mediterranean were breathtaking.

Helpful?
Thank SteelRibbons
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
67 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento is a must see. It is listed as a UNESCO National Heritage location. At the entrance, there is a security check point. You place your belongings on the side and walk through a metal detector. Then, the security person quickly looks inside your bag(s) before allowing you to enter. The main walking path... More 

Helpful?
Thank LocalVisitor2013
Lancaster, VA
Level Contributor
325 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't emphasize how the first view of these circa 450BC Greek temples take your breadth away. I have yet to visit Greece, so these are the most impressive Greek ruins I have ever seen. As you walk the site of the ancient Greek city you can imagine a living, growing enterprise. The city and temples are perched on a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ernjack1972
Norfolk, Virginia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove from Catania. Right now there is awful construction on the roads going across Sicily so plan it out a bit. Went with family of five. We enjoyed the ruins very much. I wish they didn't have barriers keeping us from going into the exhibits. I have been to others that do not. (Paestum and Cyprus)

Helpful?
Thank Chad L
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Recent torrential rain meant that east car park was even less accessible than usual so entered the site via the west car park and Porta V. Can highly recommend the route through the valley from this access point because the completeness of the temples, generally, improves as you move from west to east. Perhaps due to our rather off season... More 

Helpful?
Thank Angie2612015
London
Level Contributor
64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three main sites spread along a ridge in the east part of the complex interspersed with burial chambers. The walk between them was lovely on a pleasant and sunny November day but could be something of a slog in the heat of summer becuase the site is long. The west part of the complex has probably more monuments overall but... More 

Helpful?
Thank ShadwellPaul
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. Some of the best preserved ancient Greek ruins in the world. Leave a full day aside for this place and be prepared for some walking.

Helpful?
Thank Andrew_VK_Sydney

Travellers who viewed Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) also viewed

Agrigento, Province of Agrigento
Syracuse, Province of Syracuse
 
Realmonte, Province of Agrigento
Catania, Province of Catania
 

Been to Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) and other visitors
47 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (47)

Questions? Get answers from Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?