Visiting Agrigento and the Temple Valley will provide you incredible cultural and historical information about this region and you will discover step by step the cultural background of the Sicilian people.
About this tour:
Avoid the waiting queues
- Depart comfortably from Palermo on board our top notch vehicles
- Admire the majestic Temple Valley with a knowledgeable guide
- Live a special day experience on your trip to Sicily
- Enjoy the personalized attention of a deluxe service
- Taste the best specialties of Sicilian cuisine with the included dinner
A day trip to Agrigento's Valley of the Temples is an unforgettable experience that offers a glimpse into Sicily's rich history and culture. Located on the southern coast of the island, the Valley of the Temples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains some of the most impressive ancient Greek ruins in the world.
A special day experience to Agrigento from Palermo
Your tour will start in the centre of Palermo, where you will be picked up by your driver, ready to depart with a comfortable minivan or minibus for a pelasant journey to Agrigento. As Agrigento used to be one of the most important Greek colonies in Sicily, this region is characterized by a smooth blending of Italian and Greek culture, and even in the modern city, you will notice traces of this Greek cultural heritage. After the comfortable journey from Palermo by minivan, you will enjoy a guided visit of Agrigento “Valle dei Templi” area.
As you explore the Valley of the Temples, you'll be awed by the sheer scale and beauty of the ancient structures. From the majestic Temple of Concordia to the towering Temple of Olympian Zeus, each site tells a unique story about the ancient Greeks who once inhabited this area.
Admire the Temple Valley with a guide
The remains of the seven temples are built in Doric style, keeping an imposing appearance even now when many of them are ruins. The Temple of Hera Lacinia was built in the 5th century BCE, and it has been used mainly for the celebration of weddings, but it was burned by the Carthaginians in 406 BCE. The Temple of Concordia, constructed in the 5th century, was turned into a church in the 6th century CE and, at the moment, it is the best-preserved temple in the Valley. The Temple of Heracles, built in the 6th century BCE for worshiping one of the most important deities in the ancient Akragas, was almost entirely destroyed by an earthquake. The Temple of Olympian Zeus dates from 480 BCE and it celebrates the city-state's victory over Carthage. You will definitely notice its large scale atlases. The Temple of the Dioscuri: Castor and Pollux was constructed in 495 BCE and keeps only four columns of that time, being now the symbol of modern Agrigento. The Temple of Hephaestus dates from the 5th century BCE and, most probably, this temple was once the most astonishing building in the Valley. But unfortunately, now it's the most eroded one.
Enjoy a special typical dinner
After this unforgettable experience, as the sun begins to set, you'll head to a nearby restaurant for a delicious dinner at sunset, the perfect way to end your day trip. The dinner typically consists of a selection of traditional Sicilian dishes, prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, so be ready to savor every bite you take before getting back to Palermo!
Overall, a day trip to Agrigento's Valley of the Temples with dinner at sunset is an experience that combines the best of Sicilian history, culture, and cuisine. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites, while also enjoying the warm hospitality and delicious food of the Sicilian people.
We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.
Please note that this tour might be run on Mercedes luxury 8-seater vans or Mercedes luxury minibuses according to the tour occupancy and always providing the highest possible quality.
We strongly suggest good walking shoes (no flip-flops!) as well as hat and sunscreen.
This tour runs on rain or shine.
Meet our tour leader at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, in front of the gate under the stairway.
price per person