You’ll swear you’ve been unknowingly teleported to Greece when you see the ancient Valley of the temples in Agrigento, Sicily.
The outdoor archaeological park Valley of the Temples, or Valle dei Templi, has 7 spectacular Greek temples from the 6th and 5th century B.C. (photo is of the Temple of Concord). The site also has ruins of other temples, houses, streets, and an amphitheatre. And if you don’t go into archaeological overload, it’s worth visiting the Archaeological Museum in Agrigento.
Tips for Visiting the Valley of the Temples, Sicily
- Though you can see it from the road, the site is visited on foot, so wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and allow a full day.
- I don’t recommend going in the summer (May – Aug), it’s too hot to be walking around outdoors, and there is very little shade.
- If you’re there in February, don’t miss the almond-blossom festival, with parades, concerts and fireworks.
- If possible, visit at night when the temples are lit up and just gorgeous. Night visits are not possible all year so check before you go.
- Definitely visit the gorgeous Scala dei Turchi on the nearby coast while you are in the area.
Photos by Sanjay
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