comscore

Archaeological Area of Agrigento

Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Been here
Agrigento, Valley of the Temples
LoadingLoading Thumbnails

Tribes: Who likes this place?

Who Likes This Place?

What the scores mean:
These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.

Which Gogobot Tribe do you belong to? Join now

  • 98%
    History Buffs
  • 98%
    Adventure Travelers
  • 98%
    Budget Travelers

Member Reviews (6)Write a review

Most Relevant
Sort by
  • Archaeological Area of Agrigento
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Budget Travelers
    Business Travelers
    + 6
    • Foodies
    • Backpackers
    • Luxury Travelers
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Nightlife Lovers

    Considered one of the greatest cities of the ancient Mediterranean world, Agrigento in Sicily is well preserved and remains in an exceptionally intact condition. The Doric temples that dominate the ancient town are one of the most outstanding monuments in Greek culture and art, shedding light on the life, culture and burial practices of its early Christian inhabitants.

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersBudget TravelersHistory Buffs
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Archaeological Area of AgrigentoPro 2014
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Wellness
    + 4
    • Green Travelers
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Spiritual Seekers
    First to Review

    Greek ruins. On an Italian island. That are 2500 years old. And extremely well-preserved. Surrounded by a valley filled with gorgeous Sicilian landscape. Just a few hours from Palermo, Agrigento is a perfect day trip (the drive there is beautiful, about three hours).

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Archaeological Area of Agrigento

    Esserci stati, almeno una volta nella vita, è un dovere verso se stessi. Il mese di febbraio è il periodo più esaltante, sia per la fioritura dei mandorli che per il festival del folklore. Ma qualsiasi altro momento va comunque bene.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Archaeological Area of AgrigentoPro 2014
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Luxury Travelers
    Art & Design Lovers

    While roaming amongst these beautifully preserved ruins, you may forget you are in Italy and think you've gone to Greece! But wait...Your friendly local tour guide will remind you that there are more preserved Greek ruins in Sicily than in Greece. Enjoy touring Valley of the Temples during the day, but try to catch a glimpse from afar at night, when they are lit.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Archaeological Area of Agrigento
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Archaeological Area of Agrigento
    Member of
    Budget Travelers
    Green Travelers
    History Buffs
    + 2
    • Spiritual Seekers
    • Art & Design Lovers
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report

Description

Agrigento was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997 for its standing as one of the greatest cities in the ancient Mediterranean world. Home to the Greek town of Akragas, founded in 580 BC by colonists from Rhodes and Crete, the city still exhibits the remains of Doric temples, symbols of Greek art and culture. The archeological area is known as the Valley of the Temples, containing ruins such as the Temple of Heracles and the Temple of Juno. Kept in remarkable condition, the site provides visitors a clear glimpse into life and architecture during this period in Sicily.

OverviewEdit

5.0 out of 5
6 members' reviews
59 people visited Archaeological Area of Agrigento

Nearby Hotels

Colleverde Park Hotel
Colleverde Park Hotel
Avg. rating:
1 review
B&B Tra I Frutti
B&B Tra I Frutti
Avg. rating:
1 review
View all Nearby Hotels

Nearby Attractions

Scala Dei Turchi
Scala Dei Turchi
Avg. rating:
2 reviews
Valle dei Templi
Valle dei Templi
Avg. rating:
6 reviews
FARM CULTURAL PARK
FARM CULTURAL PARK
Avg. rating:
1 review
View all Nearby Attractions
Report this place

Aliases: UNESCO Archaeological Area of Agrigento