Monday to Sunday
Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples
open from Monday to Friday
Access from the vicinity of the Temple of the Dioscuri
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
The Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento places two electric wheelchairs at the disposal of visitors with special needs, to encourage everyone to enjoy and enjoy the Park.
The service is totally free of charge and available only upon reservation within the day before the access to the site.
The Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park in Agrigento is one of the most fascinating places in Sicily and one of the most important archaeological areas in Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
The Valley of the Temples is one of the best preserved archaeological sites of the classical Greek civilisation and corresponds to the ruins of the ancient Akragas, the precursor of modern Agrigento.
Founded in the 6th century B.C. by Greek colonists, ancient Agrigento became one of the most important cities in the Mediterranean both for trade and culture. Sacked by the Carthaginians in 406 B.C., it was reborn following its conquest by the Romans two centuries later before falling into decline again as the Roman Empire weakened.
During the course of its history the city came under Arab rule (829) and then Norman rule (1086). It kept the name Girgenti, given to it by the latter, until 1927, the year it became known as Agrigento.
VISITING VALLEY OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
Located on uplands not far from the sea, Valley of the Temples Archaeological Park will captivate you with its beauty and thousand-year history.
Among the flowering almond trees there are numerous examples of magnificently conserved Greek architecture including the famous Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Castor and Pollux and the temples of Olympian Zeus and Juno, among the most significant ancient Doric style buildings in the world.
The park will also amaze you with its sanctuaries, pagan and Christian necropolises, fortifications, agora and network of underground aqueducts, which together cover almost 1,300 hectares in this wonderful corner of Sicily.
The Valley of the Temples is the most imposing series of monuments in all of Magna Graecia and a symbolic site of our civilisation.
We are available to help organise your visit or give you useful tips on how to continue your holiday.
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Restricted access. Online pre-purchase of the ticket is recommended
Via Panoramica dei Templi Snc, Agrigento (AG)