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The Ancient Valley of the Temples

Visit one of the most unique amalgams of nature and architecture in Sicily, the Valley of Temples in Agrigento. Exploring the site is a one-of-a-kind way to get acquainted with the rich history of the ancient city of Akragas, as well as admire its architectural heritage in the area.

Consisting of eight temples and ruins of other constructions, the Valley of Temples is beautifully decorated with almond trees and other forms of local flora, creating one undoubtedly scenic landscape. Among the most imposing sights in the valley is the magnificent Temple of Concordia. The well-maintained monument was built back in 430 BC, however, stands pretty much undamaged to this day and is considered to be among the best-preserved Greek temples in the world.

Another postcard-like image on the site is the Temple of Hera Lacinia, also known as the Temple of Juno. Situated on the highest and easternmost point of the valley, it provides a truly picturesque backdrop of the surroundings, making it even more spectacular.

Other points of interest include the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Temple of Aesculapius, the Temple of Vulcano, the Tomb of Theron, the Paleo-Christian Necropolis, among others. Don't miss the chance to also visit the ruins of the Gate V, one of the nine gateways that once lead to Akragas through a fortified city wall.

Delve into the history of the site, enjoy the beautiful landscapes, and admire the ancient architecture at the wondrous Valley of Temples.

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