A half day walking tour
The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily, is one of the most important archeological sites in the world and a Unesco world heritage site since 1998. Along a rocky scarp, chosen as the southern limit of the town, are still sited the great temples of ancient Akragas. Further down, on the bank of the Akragas river stood the Temple dedicated to Asklepius (Eusculapius). At the mouth of the river there was the harbour and emporion (trading-post) of the ancient city
This tour can be combined with tour of the Archaeological Museum of Agrigento
Hiring a guide can bring the history of the site to life and greatly enhance your visit.
One excellent English- speaking guide that we can recommend for the region is Michele Gallo who can organise individual and group itineraries according to the travellers' interests Lonely Planet Sicily Travel Book 2002
Michele Gallo (011-39-360-397930, www.sicilytravel.net) is a well- regarded tour guide available for individual hire.
Meet your local licensed guide at the ticket office near the Temple of Juno (Via Panoramica dei Templi, car park available). The tour of the archaeological park starts with the Temple of Hera (Juno) built at the very top of the hill. Magnificent views of the landscape, coastline and the Mediterranean Sea. Then walk for about one mile downhill and stop along the main path to admire the city fortifications and Byzantine arcosolia, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Herakles, the Temple of Zeus and the Sanctuary of Chtonian Deities (Temple of Castor and Pollux). As you listen to your guide you'll discover the secrets behind their construction, gain insight into the civilization that produced them and get to know the personages that made ancient Akragas "the most beautiful of mortal cities"
Tour type: private tour from private tour from a Agrigento and Sciacca hotels and accommodation. Half day
Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide.
Time duration: Half day (about 2 hours)
Driving time: 2 and a half hours from Taormina, 2 hours from Catania, half an hour from Licata and one hour from Siracusa
Departure time: on demand
Meeting place: your selected hotel/ accommodation
Tour cost: depends on the services requested(driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please email for a quote