Agrigento, between history and myth
2 October 2019

Agrigento, between history and myth

What to see in Agrigento

One of the most popular destinations, especially for lovers of culture and art, is the city of Agrigento, known as the “City of Temples” thanks to the presence of Doric temples in the Valley of the Temples, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

A Temple in the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento
A Temple in Agrigento

A weekend in Agrigento

Agrigento is the classic city that can be visited at any time of the year, not only in summer. So if you are planning to come to Sicily, you can also organize a weekend in this city. Keep reading and you will find many useful tips for not loosing anything!

Valley of the Temples

This is the archaeological area of Agrigento that rises below the modern city, with its monuments overlooking the entire valley below. Because of the high temperatures in Sicily, which especially in summer reach 40 ° C, and given the absence of shady areas, the best time to visit the Valley of the Temples is definitely the one from February to June, while in the summer months you can take advantage of the opening night.
To see absolutely the Temple of Juno, the Temple of Concord, the Temple of Jupiter Olympus and the Tomb of Teron.

Via Atenea

The main street of Agrigento, considered the “living room” of the city that begins with Porta Ponte and crosses the city with its shops, restaurants, churches and historic buildings.

The market of Agrigento

Every Friday there is the market of the city: a market where you can find mainly accessories for the kitchen and clothes. A stop is a must to find the most beautiful souvenirs to take home!

Agrigento-Piazza Armerina tour

Do you have little time but do not want to miss the artistic beauties that our island offers? Book the tour Agrigento and Piazza Armerina, with our experienced guides and on board of comfortable vehicles you will have the opportunity to discover two cities that preserve historical treasures that deserve to be seen at least once in a lifetime!

To discover Agrigento from another perspective, a sailing tour is very suggestive: organize a private charter with our partner Sicily Sailing Experience and you can admire the beautiful coast, as well as take a swim in the waters that bathe the famous Scala dei Turchi!

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