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Why Go on a Tour of Agrigento

Agrigento is one of the oldest and most famous towns in southern Sicily. Situated near the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by ruins, it charms its visitors with unique archaeological heritage, relaxing green landscapes, and pristine beaches. This city-treasure was founded in 582-580 BC and rapidly became one of the most prosperous Greek colonies. Today, it is a significant trace from the ancient Greek civilization and attracts tourists from all over the world. If you are looking for a unique and tranquil Sicily travel experience, an Agrigento journey will be a paradise for you!

The crown jewel of the town and must-visit to put on your Agrigento itinerary is undoubtedly the Valley of the Temples. Because of its outstanding authenticity, the entire area was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as its one of the most significant and exceptionally preserved archaeological landmarks in the world! There are several most visited temples in the area which shouldn't be missed. We suggest you begin your Agrigento tour from one of the symbols of Sicily, the Temple of Concordia, it is the largest Doric temple in Sicily and second best-preserved Greek temple after Pantheon. The Temple of Concordia has 34 columns, is around 135 feet in length and approximately 66 feet in width. Then, visit the oldest temple, the Temple of Heracles (Hercules), reminding us of the strength and power of Heracles, the hero of Sicily. Nowadays the Temple of Heracles has only eight columns left, the other parts of the temple were destroyed by war. If you come back here at night, you will find a breathtaking and mysterious view of numerous lights surrounding all temples on the hills.

By the way, did you know that Agrigento is also home to one of the most unusual stairways? The Scala dei Turchi Cliffs is a unique staircase-shaped white cliff sculpted by wind and sea. No wonder that the chalky rocky cliffs which rise 164 feet above the sea level became an icon of Sicilian tourism. You can reach this magnificent natural artwork from Agrigento or Realmonte.

Top 3 Things to Do in Agrigento

  • Step back in time while visiting the Valley of Temples
  • View the Temple of Concordia and Temple of Heracles
  • Travel to the unique natural landmark, Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
 

All in all, the city of Agrigento will amaze you with its ancient heritage surrounded by blooming almond trees. During your trip to Agrigento make sure to taste the unique and delicious pecorino local ice-cream made with sheep's ricotta!

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