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Sara was a wonderful guide to the Valley of the Temples: very knowledgable about the history
and a genuine enjoyment in showing me the treasures of this place. I consider myself very
fortunate indeed in having spent a afternoon with Sara, while English was as excellent as
We really enjoyed our day out with Sara, first the temple site, then the museum and finally
Agrigento city. It was really fascinating. We toured with our three children - 5, 12, 14- and
they also enjoyed themselves. Needless to say, Sara knew the answer to every question
and her passion for Agrigento and it's history was clear.
Sara was a wonderful guide, very friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all our questions. She especially did a great job of maneuvering around big groups and in the museum knew her way around well enough for us to see the highlights without getting bogged down as there were a lot of works there.
Sept 24, 2013 Temples and Arch. Museum Mina Cohen
Valley of Temples
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This is a walking tour and lasts max 2 hours.You will visit the best representative part of the Valley of Temples: Hera, Concordia and Herakles Temples that are the best preserved ones, plus the remains of the Olympian Zeus Temple (the biggest in western Greece). From afar you will see and be informed about three more temples: Castor and Pollux, Aesculapius and Hephaestus temples. On the way between Temples are visible the imposing remains of the greek city wall and hundreds of tombs (of different typologies) belonging to the "city of dead", the early Christian and Byzantine necropolis.
The total distance to walk is 1,500 mt (almost one mile). The way is plain and the level easy.
Valley of Temples by Night
This is a night tour of the Temples. It is enjoyble but just in summertime, when the Archaelogical Park of Agrigento stays open to visitors until 10,00 pm.
The tour consists in a walk on the main hill to visit the three best preserved greek Temples in Agrigento: Hera, Concordia and Herakles. It lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Paths are enlightened for your safety and Temples look magnificent under magistral lightening. The chiaroscuro between coloumns makes them outstanding and evocative; the air scents with all the perfumes of sicilian country in the night and you will enjoy your tour more because walking in the night cool.
More than a tour this will be an experience and probably the highlight of your journey to Sicily!
Valley of Temples and Archeological Museum
This tour can last from 3 to 4 hours. It is basically a walking tour but, if you like, can include a short drive to reach the museum that is 1 Km away from the Temples.
The tour includes the visit of the Valley of Temples like mentioned above plus the visit of the Archaelogical Museum. This is condidered one of the best in Europe because closely tied to its territory and modernly displayed.
The Museum owns a superbe attic and italiot ceramic collection; the original gigantic statue of Atlas from the Olympian Zeus Temple; a couple of marble greek statues (the Ephebus and the Dying Warrior 480 B.C.). Furthermore a considerable collection of finds from every sector of the ancient city (political agorà, necropolises, houses, sanctuaries) will give you a more complete insight of the life of people in the greek and roman antiquity.
This is an easy level tour, suitable for everybody.