A guided day tour of Agrigento's Temples at sunset and lit up at night
The Archeological and landscape park of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily, is regarded as one of the archeological sites most representative of Greek classical civilization. Along a rocky scarp, chosen as the southern limit of the town, are still sited the great temples of ancient Akragas. From July 13 to July 31 and from August 2 to September 18 July and August the site re-opens from 19:30 to 23:00. (Saturdays and Sundays 19:30 to 24:00). Entrance to the site lit up at night from the Temple of Juno (Tempio di Giunone) ticket office, Via Panoramica dei Templior from Porta V ticket office. Parking facilities availabe at both entrances
Thanks to the many Sicilians who, every day and in every way, prove the cliched and often downright insulting stereotypes of their island untrue. Naming names.. thanks to.. the wonderful Michele Gallo, who made the ancient world come to life with his knowledge, wit and fortitute on one of the hottest days of the year... Lonely Planet Sicily Travel Guide 2002
This group tour of the Hill of the Temples is operated every day from July to September. The visit takes place in the evening and at night: it offers a unique opportunity to see the Temples first illuminated by the colors of the sunset and then by the spotlights. Walk along the Via Sacra in the company of an expert tour guide who will entertain and educate as you stop by the Doric temples lit up: the Temple of Hera (Juno), the Temple of Concordia , the Temple of Herakles (Hercules), Temples of Zeus and Temple of Dioscuri. 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 with an English speaking licensed guide.
Time duration: 2 hour
Price: the guiding fee is euro 120
Transportation from hotel/ accommodation can be provided on demand and can be paid directly to the bus company.
Departure time: on demand. See opening times of the illuminated site
Meeting place: exit of the parking area beside the ticket office at the Temple f Giunone, Via Panoramica dei Templi