Valley of the Temples

Nowhere is the rich Greek-Roman history of Sicily revealed in such jaw-dropping glory as in the Valley of the Temples. Set in a dusty opening in the ridges below Agrigento, this UNESCO World Heritage Site reigns as the most-visited spot on the island. It’s easy to see why. From the haunting remains of the Castor and Pollux Temple to the eye-watering Tempio della Concordia (one of the best-preserved Doric temples on the planet), there’s oodles to get through. Consider coming in seasons like spring and fall to dodge the crowds (and the heat).

Kick-off your Sicilian travel itinerary with a visit to the Valley of Temples, the largest archaeological site in the world and one of the very best things to do in Sicily. Located just outside of Agrigento, this fabulous UNESCO-listed archeological park is home to remains of 8 temples that date back to the 5th century BC. Don’t miss the pre-Hellenic cave sanctuary, as well as the Temple of Concordia: one of the most famous Greek ruins in existence.

Kick-off your Sicilian travel itinerary with a visit to the Valley of Temples, the largest archaeological site in the world and one of the very best things to do in Sicily. Located just outside of Agrigento, this fabulous UNESCO-listed archeological park is home to remains of 8 temples that date back to the 5th century BC. Don’t miss the pre-Hellenic cave sanctuary, as well as the Temple of Concordia: one of the most famous Greek ruins in existence.

Nowhere is the rich Greek-Roman history of Sicily revealed in such jaw-dropping glory as in the Valley of the Temples. Set in a dusty opening in the ridges below Agrigento, this UNESCO World Heritage Site reigns as the most-visited spot on the island. It’s easy to see why. From the haunting remains of the Castor and Pollux Temple to the eye-watering Tempio della Concordia (one of the best-preserved Doric temples on the planet), there’s oodles to get through. Consider coming in seasons like spring and fall to dodge the crowds (and the heat).

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