Valle Dei Templi, Agrigento
About Valle Dei Templi, Agrigento
Valle Dei Templi, Agrigento - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 92100 Agrigento, AG, Italy
Ticket Price: 10 EUR
Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
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A splendid example of the Greater Greece architecture, Valle deiTempli stands proudly as a national monument of Italy. The gem of Sicily, the site has been excavated and restored to unravel seven temples, namely Tempiodella Concordia, Tempio di Giunone, Tempio di Ercole, Tempiodei Dioscuri, Tempio di GioveOlimpico, Tempio di Vulcano o Efesto and the Temple of Asclepius. This UNESCO World Heritage site claims to have the most well preserved temple, the Tempiodella Concordia and the largest Doric temple, Tempio di GioveOlimpico. The latter unfortunately, could never be completed and now lies in ruins. But it is definite treasure, especially considering how old these temples are.Housing over 5000 exhibits is the Museo ArcheologicoRegionale di Agrigento. Near the Valle deiTempli, it lies in the midst of a great excavated area, which include the ruins of an amphitheater. It tells the beautiful story of the city, its origins, history and development. Statues and coins to the most spectacular vases and excavated items, the museum is captivating. While here, you can also visit the Chiesa San Nicola.In the heart of the Valley of Temples lies a lush green garden, the Il GiardinodellaKolymbetra. Almond and olive trees line across the banks of the river and the splendor of pomegranates, banana and mulberry trees is overwhelming. When you’re strolling through the garden, don’t be surprised if you think you have stepped into a different time.
Valle Dei Templi Information
- Special events such as buffets, concerts, musical performances can be arranged on demand.
- Cash or credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) are accepted.
- Get the ticket for the city bus (1.10 Euros) at any of the kiosks in PiazzaleRosselli. Remember to stamp the tickets at the ticket validation machine when you get on the bus.
- Comfortable shoes, water bottles, and hats are recommended.
Valle Dei Templi Ticket Prices
- Combined ticket: (Valley of the Temples and Archaeological Museum) 13,50 Euro
- Archaeological Regional Museum "P.Griffo" San Nicola: 8 Euros
- Combined ticket: (Temples and Archaeological Museum) € 13,50
- Concessions are available, check official website for details.
- Free Admission: European Union citizens under 18. 50% reduction: European Union citizens between the age of 18 and 25
- 1 to 5 people: Euro 900,00
- 6 to 20 people Euro 750 (plus admission fee of Euro 8 per person)
- 21 a 50 people Euro 650 (plus admission fee of Euro 8 per person)
The above rates include the services of a licensed tour guide.
Valle Dei Templi Opening and Closing Hours
- Given timings are for Hill of the Temples (Juno, Concordia e Hercules, Temple of Zeus, Sanctuary of Chtonian deities and Temple of Dioscuri), Monday to sunday.
- Last admission: 6.30 pm
- Archaeological Regional Museum "P.Griffo" San Nicola: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sundays and public holidays: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
“After hours” Illuminated Temples can be visited: Timings:
- October 1 - March 31: 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
- April 1 - September 30: 10:30 pm - 12:30 am (on Sundays 12:00 am)
How To reach Valle Dei Templi by Public Transport
- City buses 1, 2 and 3 to stop- The Valley of the Temples
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A magnificent historical spot with lots of Hellenistic-Roman monuments! Truly impressive even on a Global scale - not many so well-preserved sites are seen nowadays! The Valley of the Temples is stretched on a large area, so make sure you spare enough time for your visit, but also pick the right temperatures/season! It is rocky and there are not many shaded zones, so pick comfy shoes and sufficient water supplies :).
I have never seen so impressive archaeological site. There is a lot to see in the valley but the most impressive is the temple of Concordia. Walking zone through the park is also very nice and there are some important facilities like restaurants and toilets. Site is very big so there are buses in the end of the park to take you back where you started.
So low-key you barely realize you have driven to the mail entrance. Parking in an olive grove is 5 Euro, although no one tells you. In fact, this wonderful place has hardly any signage or tour literature. The ruins simply speak for themselves.
Agrigento A M A Z I N G At only 10€ to get in gives all Greek monuments a run for their money not only in price but the absolute wow factor. There's a lot of comments about the challenging terrain ...but unless you're of advanced age or are supremely unused to walking you'll be fine. It's mainly flat. The whole thing is about 3km around. Lots of toilets and opportunity to recharge if you need it. I'm really glad I spent the extra 5€ on an audio guide. There is so much here it's pretty overwhelming. The size and preserved nature is incredible. Really let's you zone into the ancient world and gets the imagination going. The views from up here are splendid too.
A truly remarkable place. The history and preservation of this place is amazing. The tour was about a mile walk so in the hotter months it may be a bit of a struggle as shade was very few and far between. Bring plenty of water. Our tour guide was amazing and gave us lots of background info about the remaining structures. This is definitely not a place to be missed on your travels.
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