Small Group Tour of Agrigento Valley of the Temples at Sunset
Behold Temple of Concordia, Heracles Temple and more in the landscapes of Sicily with a local guide
Experiencing the Agrigento Valley of the Temples is a must-do while in Sicily, but did you know it's best enjoyed at sunset? That's why we've crafted this exclusive tour, which takes you on a grand journey to Temple of Juno, Temple of Heracles, and more. You’ll get to enjoy the temples after the crowds have dispersed and bask in the golden glow. Our guides are equipped with endless knowledge of Sicilian history, meaning you'll feel like you've stepped back in time.
- Agrigento Valley of the Temples at Sunset
- Temple of Heracles
- Experience History its Finest
- Picture-Perfect Moments
- 2-hour Guided Tour
- Temple of Concordia
- UNESCO World Heritage Gem
- Unique Experience
The Agrigento Valley of the Temples is renowned for being one of the most significant and well–preserved ancient Greek sites, and on this two-hour tour, you'll discover its mind-boggling highlights alongside an expert guide. Starting around 5:00 pm, you’ll make your way to Juno Temple and Heracles Temple, each a stark reminder of the ancient civilization's mastery and precision.
Then, continue to the Temple of Concordia, a spectacular example of Doric architecture, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus, whose grandeur can be seen in the scattered and sprawling ruins. Each temple is made even more majestic as the soft glow of sunset illuminates it, and as you wrap up your tour, you’ll no doubt be captivated by the allure of bygone times.
Agrigento Valley of the Temples at Sunset Description
Your 2-hour tour includes:
Expert English-speaking guide
Entrance tickets to Agrigento Archeological Park
In-depth historical insights into each temple
Opportunity to explore the valley at the most picturesque time of day
A captivating, educational experience
Small group of maximum of 20 people
Welcome to the Agrigento Valley of the Temples!
Your adventure begins at 4:45 pm in the renowned Agrigento Valley of the Temples. This extraordinary region is home to numerous temples and other relics dating back to the 6th and 5th centuries BC. It's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you'll soon discover why it's considered one of the finest examples of ancient Greek civilization art and architecture.
Juno Temple and Heracles Temple
After meeting your guide and fellow group members near the Porta di Giunone, you’ll set off toward your first destination—Juno Temple. While much of the temple now lies in ruins, there is still impressive evidence of its grand days. Listen as your guide details its origins as a dedication to the goddess Juno, a deity known for being the protector of the Roman realm, women, and matrimony.
Next, you’ll proceed to the Heracles Temple, the oldest temple in the valley. Here, you’ll delve into tales of Hercules’ bravery, heroism, and far-ranging adventures. Although time and a devastating earthquake have left their marks, eight massive columns still stand, offering a glimpse into this temple's awe-inspiring past.
Temple of Concordia
Continuing along the Agrigento Valley of the Temples, you'll soon reach the well-preserved Temple of Concordia. A striking example of Doric architecture, its magnificent columns exude a sense of equilibrium and balance, fitting for a structure dedicated to the Roman goddess of harmony. Plus, it looks all the more remarkable as it glows in the soft light of the setting sun.
Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Porta V
Last but certainly not least, you'll come across the grand Temple of Olympian Zeus. Originally, it was meant to be the largest Doric temple ever built in order to celebrate the city's victory over the Carthaginians at the Battle of Himera. While it was never fully finished and lies in ruins today, there's no denying its grandeur. Close by, you'll also discover the Porta V, one of the ancient entrances to the city that symbolized the unique connection between humanity and the divine.
As your trip winds down and darkness falls, you'll return to where you started the tour. You can expect to wrap up around 7:00 pm, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your evening.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What to bring?
Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?
No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Sicily.
What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?
If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This tour includes walking on uneven terrain, and unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible.
What happens if it rains?
We run our Agrigento Valley of the Temples at Sunset tour rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and we cannot proceed with the tour, we'll let you know as soon as possible.
Is there any chance this tour will be canceled?
On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.
Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?
Yes, everyone is welcome on our Agrigento Valley of the Temples at Sunset, and infants under 3 years of age can join for free, while children under 12 will enjoy a discounted price. Please choose accordingly during the booking. Children and teens under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Does this tour include hotel pickup?
No, hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You'll meet your guide in the Valle dei Templi at 4:45 pm, look for them in front of Porta di Giunone.
Where does this tour end?
This tour ends in the Valle dei Templi around 7:00 pm. Our guides are happy to offer recommendations if you'd like to continue exploring afterward or arrange a taxi back to your accommodation.
What should I bring?
We recommend wearing good walking shoes, a water bottle, and a good camera!