Minivan tour from Syracuse to Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Stair of the Turks

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Syracuse – Agrigento Valley of the Temples

Ready to leave Syracuse to reach some of the main beauties of Sicily such as: Agrigento and its wonderful Valley of the Temples? With an organized tour of Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples you can delve into the history of Sicily starting from Syracuse for a full day excursion with a qualified multilingual guide with a group on a minibus of at least 8 up to to a maximum of 16 seats.

Day tour of Agrigento and Valley of the Temples

Agrigento is a symbol city of the Greek history of Sicily. Known for the Valley of the Temples and the city of Akgras, during the tour it is possible to enjoy the beauty of the well-preserved archaeological sites and which allow you to take a step back in time.

During a day trip to Agrigento it is possible to discover the beauty of the city and its Regional Archaeological Museum which allows you to discover various artifacts and the telamone, a giant male statue. Also interesting is the Scala dei Turchi a white cliff that overlooks the wonderful sandy beaches surrounded by a white cliff.

A trip to Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples allows you to follow archaeological, naturalistic and cultural itineraries that remain forever in your memory.

Visit to the Valley of the Temples

Together with the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the Valley of the Temples is among the wonderful and relevant testimonies of the ancient world located in the area. Optimally preserved Doric temples are found on the Via Sacra and reach the nerve center of the Agora, the center of public life of ancient Akraga and Roman Agrigentum.

A guided excursion in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento allows you to discover an immense archaeological site that allows you to become passionate about the history of the ancient Greeks who built and lived and performed rites right inside those buildings still in feet in their magnificence.

Discovering a UNESCO World Heritage Site

During the tour Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples you enter one of the largest archaeological sites in the world which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Its temples, the Agora, the necropolis and the underground aqueducts expand over 1300 hectares. Thanks to its extension and its peculiarities, they are the greatest testimony of Magna Graecia and the Hellenic era.

What to see during a hike in the Valley of the Temples

The Valley of the Temples has twelve Doric temples, the necropolis, three sanctuaries, the hypogea, the garden of Kolymbetra, the upper and lower Agora. Finally, there are also the Council Hall from the Roman era but built on a Greek plan and the Olympeion. Among the main temples that can be visited during an excursion to Agrigento in the Valley of the Temples there are certainly:

  • The Temple of Concordia: built in the 6th century AD. it became a Christian basilica, and this has allowed it to reach the present day well preserved.
  • The Temple of Juno or Hera Lacinia: this was set on fire by the Carthaginians in 406, despite this it is well preserved and is the representative temple for the celebration of weddings.
  • The Temple of Demeter: very interesting as from this temple there is a stairway carved into the rock that leads to a part of the sanctuary that was carved out of the hillside.

These are just some of the most interesting temples that you can visit during a tour of Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples.

In fact, the experience includes a complete tour with a guide who thus helps to discover and learn about the in-depth history of each temple and all the archaeological remains of the Valley of the Temples!

If you want to discover some of the most beautiful attractions in Sicily, you cannot miss this wonderful and interesting tour of Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples!

 

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