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Valley of the Temples Sicily 🗺️
The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily, is a mesmerizing testament to the grandeur of ancient Greek architecture. My visit to this archaeological wonder left me in awe of the past and the enduring legacy of Greek civilization.
Strolling through the valley, I marveled at the remarkably preserved temples, each with its unique character and history. The Temple of Concordia, with its towering columns, stands as a symbol of classical beauty and perfection.
The setting, overlooking the Sicilian countryside, adds to the enchantment. As the sun sets, the golden hues bathe the temples in a warm glow, creating a magical atmosphere.
The Valley of the Temples is not just a historical site; it's a spiritual and artistic experience. It's a place that makes history come alive, and I left with a profound appreciation for the timeless beauty of ancient Greece. #agrigento #italy #sicily
Beautiful ruins - A city of temples
Founded as a Greek colony in 580 B.C., Agrigento soon became one of the leading cities in the Mediterranean world. Its wealth came from the nearby sulphur mines, saltpans, wheat plantations and olive groves.
At that time, the Greek city was known as Akragas. The famous Greek Doric temples that still remain today were all built around this time.
The Romans rebuilt the city and named it Agrigentum. The town prospered until the fall of the Roman Empire. In 1997, the site was recognised by UNESCO with World Heritage status.
You will see a string of ancient emples and various remains during your visit, all built between 510 and 430 BC. The better-preserved temples are located near the Temple of Giunone entrance. Do wear comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking.
Getting There - Train or Bus from Palermo
Palermo to Agrigento train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Palermo Centrale station. The train takes 1h 57m and costs €9 - €19. Alternatively, you can take the bus, which costs €7 - €11 and takes 2h
Attractions - String of 5 ancient greek temples
Hotels - There are many hotels Agrigento to suit all budget
Food & Restaurants - There are many restaurants to suits all budget nearby
Shopping - Souveniers shops can be found nearby the city of temples. Many shopping malls can be found in Agrigento too
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