Agrigento Tourism

Nestled in a cosy corner of Sicily, Agrigento promises to rapt you with its architectural magnificence, fill you with wine and scrumptious delicacies and soothe you with boundless waters. You will never be able to get over the sheer beauty of it. Although it is best known for its Greek monuments, Agrigento offers so much more. Remarkable Greek temples and ancient cathedrals with intricate designs are a marvel. Museums, art and literature, and the endless blue hues wait for exploration by enthusiasts.

Known for its sulphur and salt mines, the most incredible rock salt mine is absolutely mind-blowing. Be sure to explore its large expanse and the salt cathedral.

If you are lucky, you may witness the annual festivals of joy, music, dance and literature, which give you an almost surreal experience.

Talking about Italy, and not about food is just not right. From a variety of pastas and pizzas to the very famous cannoli, everything here in Agrigento sums up to a feast. Almond, pistachio and basil announce their presence in this cuisine with grace. And don’t forget to try the seafood, after all it is on the sea shore.

A stroll in the market will give you a perfect idea of the art of Italy. Traditional sculptures made out of terracotta or cork, carpets, and traditional musical instruments are the forte of the Agrigento’s artisans.

Agrigento offers you an unparalleled experience, offering little, but the best of everything. Look forward to being mesmerized by the greatness, humbled by the culture and falling in love with beauty.

Essential travel information and Agrigento tips for your visit

  • Time zone: Central European Time Zone; UTC+01:00
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity and Internet: The voltage is 220V. Internet is available in some hotels and hostels as wi-fi.
  • Languages: Italian is the official language. Sicilian is spoken too, however English is scarcely understood.
  • Security: Police: 112, 113
  • Road Assistance: 116
  • Fire Brigade: 115
  • Health Emergency: 118
  • Coast Guard: 1530
  • Tipping: Service charges are included in the bill by most restaurants, and so tipping is not customary, but appreciated.
  • Off-beaten path: NA
  • Tourist Traps: Beware of pickpockets, and carry limited money on you.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Agrigento

  • Know the pollution level of Agrigento before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • How safe is Agrigento for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Agrigento.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety Index 68.38 (High)
    • Climate Index 98.36 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.45 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Agrigento

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.61 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.24 USD

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