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“Awesome - but a few hours is all you need”

Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)
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US$117.35*
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Private Transfer: Palermo to Syracuse with Valley of the Temples Stop
Ranked #1 of 67 things to do in Agrigento
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Owner description: This region is one of the most important archeological sites in the world with many great temples such as Hera (Juno,) Lacinia, Concordia, Heracles (Hercules) and Olympian Zeus (Jupiter,) all dramatically perched along a long rocky scarp.
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Awesome - but a few hours is all you need”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We found it well worth to start our "tour" at the local museum. It provides basic info and several interesting pieces found in the vicinity. Buy combined tickets and after a short walk you can enter the East Gate to visit the main temples. Stay away from the local guides! They command a monopoly and charge an outrageous 120 EUR for two hours of guiding. The main attractions are all visited within a few hours. Separate tickets have to be purchased for an evening visit. No other nice places to eat than the very expensive Five star Villa Athena hotel. (See separate review). The western part you can skip or just stroll through. One feel little between these huge and complicated settlements and temples dating 2500 years back! Thank God they converted the Concordia temple to a basilica - instead of tearing it down. Enjoy!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Must see!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

These are probably some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world - it was breathtaking for us. A must see for all tourists! Get yourself a local guide as you will otherwise not see all the little bits and pieces.

Visited May 2014
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Madrid, Spain
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“Amazing ”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

I must say The Valley of Temples is a must in Sicily.
The best time to visit it in summer is around 5pm. You can first visit the museum while the sun is still shinning and start the outdoor visit around 6:30pm.
This way you can only buy the combined ticket museum+temples. With this ticket you are suppose to leave the valley around 7pm but once you are inside you can stay and enjoy the sunset+temples ilumination up to 9:30 aprox.
In summet the valley closes at 11:30pm so try to spend your evening time there! It is AMAZING!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Better than Acropolis”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

What an impressive site. Having been to the Acropolis before I did not expect such a level of historic buildings in a very good state. The tourguide was excellent and knowledgable and made the visit even more enjoyable. There was ample time to stop and just take the stunning scenery and view in . A must for this 90minute tour are suncream,hat and water. The whole location is very exposed with hardly any shade. We made the mistake to arrive late morning which was almost too hot for this sort of undertaking. The pricing considering what can be seen and the price for our guide seemed more than fair.

Visited June 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Must see”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This is a must see when in Sicily! Best preserved Greek ruins outside of Greece. Lots of walking on uneven surfaces.

Visited October 2013
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