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Agrigento: Valley of the Temples & Gardens Private Tour

1. Agrigento: Valley of the Temples & Gardens Private Tour

The guided tour of the oldest and most characteristic area of Agrigento, known as the Valley of the Temples, will take you to travel back in time among the Doric temples of the Hellenic period, visiting one of the largest and most spectacular archaeological areas in the world. We start immediately by visiting the Temple of Hera Lacinia or Juno erected 120 meters high in 450 BC. on the hill of the Rupe Atenea with Doric columns; the temple in which he used to celebrate the wedding is dedicated to Juno because inside it was kept a painting that probably depicted the goddess protector of women and fertility. A few steps away we find one of the symbols of Agrigento, the majestic Temple of Concordia, the second best preserved temple in the world after the Parthenon in Athens. Dating back to 430 BC. today it is in an excellent state of conservation thanks to the transformation of the temple into a Christian church. In the front part of the temple we can admire the suggestive bronze statue of Icarus, donated by the famous Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj, representing the fall of Icarus who disobeying his father and flying too close to the sun, burned his wax wings and fell into the Mediterranean. We continue the guided tour exploring the oldest of the Doric temples of Agrigento, the Temple of Hercules or Heracles for the Greeks, which owes its name to a bronze statue of Hercules, the strongest and most valiant of the Gods, inside the temple . During the visit you will see prickly pear trees and breathtaking panoramic views over the valley. We then arrive at the Temple of Jupiter or Zeus, originally one of the largest temples of classical antiquity which over time was damaged due to earthquakes and therefore used as a quarry for the construction of the Porto Empedocle pier. Among the ruins of the temple we will see the reconstruction of one of the Telamons over 7 meters high, stone sculptures of giants placed outside the temple to protect the divinity, which with its majesty gives us an idea of the beauty of the temples originally. After a few steps the guided tour continues to the Temple of the Dioscuri, of which only a corner with four columns remains but which despite the few remains that have come down to the present day has become one of the most representative monuments of Agrigento. The guided tour ends by admiring the Kolymbetra Garden from the outside, an extensive citrus grove of orange and lemon trees where nature and silence make it a heavenly place in total harmony with the temples that surround it.

Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Kolymbethra Private Tour

2. Agrigento Valley of the Temples and Kolymbethra Private Tour

Learn the Greek history of Sicily and the ancient city of Akragas on a private tour of the Valley of the Temples archaeological site in Agrigento. Marvel at stunning examples of Greek art and Doric architecture at the UNESCO World Heritage Site as your guide explains the history of the temples on the sacred hill. Get explanations about the Temple of Hera, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Herakles and Temple of Zeus. Visit the sanctuary of chthonic deities on the plains of the Olympeion field to get a better understanding of ancient Greek culture and the characters that made Akragas the most beautiful city of mortals. Continue to the colorful Garden of Kolymbetra, celebrated by writers and poets from ancient times and often compared to the Garden of Eden. Soak up the luscious scents and sights and see many different plants typical to Sicily.

Agrigento: Walking Tour of Ancient Akragas with Local Guide

3. Agrigento: Walking Tour of Ancient Akragas with Local Guide

The guided tour of the oldest and most characteristic area of Agrigento, known as the Valley of the Temples, will take you to travel back in time among the Doric temples of the Hellenic period, visiting one of the largest and most spectacular archaeological areas in the world. We start immediately by visiting the Temple of Hera Lacinia or Juno erected 120 meters high in 450 BC. on the hill of the Rupe Atenea with Doric columns; the temple in which he used to celebrate the wedding is dedicated to Juno because inside it was kept a painting that probably depicted the goddess protector of women and fertility. A few steps away we find one of the symbols of Agrigento, the majestic Temple of Concordia, the second best preserved temple in the world after the Parthenon in Athens. Dating back to 430 BC. today it is in an excellent state of conservation thanks to the transformation of the temple into a Christian church. In the front part of the temple we can admire the suggestive bronze statue of Icarus, donated by the famous Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj, representing the fall of Icarus who disobeying his father and flying too close to the sun, burned his wax wings and fell into the Mediterranean. We continue the guided tour exploring the oldest of the Doric temples of Agrigento, the Temple of Hercules or Heracles for the Greeks, which owes its name to a bronze statue of Hercules, the strongest and most valiant of the Gods, inside the temple . During the visit you will see prickly pear trees and breathtaking panoramic views over the valley. We then arrive at the Temple of Jupiter or Zeus, originally one of the largest temples of classical antiquity which over time was damaged due to earthquakes and therefore used as a quarry for the construction of the Porto Empedocle pier. Among the ruins of the temple we will see the reconstruction of one of the Telamons over 7 meters high, stone sculptures of giants placed outside the temple to protect the divinity, which with its majesty gives us an idea of the beauty of the temples originally. After a few steps the guided tour continues to the Temple of the Dioscuri, of which only a corner with four columns remains but which despite the few remains that have come down to the present day has become one of the most representative monuments of Agrigento. The guided tour ends by admiring the Kolymbetra Garden from the outside, an extensive citrus grove of orange and lemon trees where nature and silence make it a heavenly place in total harmony with the temples that surround it.

Agrigento: Private Guided Fishing Boat Trip

4. Agrigento: Private Guided Fishing Boat Trip

Starting already in the morning, so as to take full advantage of the first light of day, you will carry out your fishing trip, just in front of the beaches of San Leone, Punta Bianca and Agrigento, covering about three miles of navigation. Accompanied by our skipper, you will be guided on the shoals of the coast, looking for the biggest fish to catch: mackerel, bream, sea bream, sea bream and sea bream will be our main prey. You will live, therefore, an experience of simplicity and fun, in the company of your loved ones, which will remain forever in the memories of your trip to Sicily.

Sicily: Full-Day Car or Minivan

5. Sicily: Full-Day Car or Minivan

You will be free to explore everything you want in Sicily with just an easy step. Book this tour and write the number of the persons. Afterwards, you will receive a car or minivan with your driver. Everything is included and you will not have to pay anything as an extra fee. Of course at all the locations if you also require a guide or the entrance fee, these two things are not included but the driver can help you to arrange and book the same days and also the local guides. Regarding the entrance fees, you are suggested to pay directly on the spot at the ticket offices of the monuments and sights.

From San Leone: Private Bluefin Tuna Fishing Experience

6. From San Leone: Private Bluefin Tuna Fishing Experience

This experience is perfect for you! You will have the opportunity to practice Big Game fishing and to catch a specimen of bluefin tuna, with the help of an experienced captain and the right equipment The departure will take place from the small port of San Leone, in the province of Agrigento, heading towards the richest areas of the Mediterranean. With a little luck and patience, you can catch a tuna of considerable size, while living a unique experience of its kind, surrounded by a spectacular sea. At the end of the tour, you will return to the pier of San Leone, with the satisfaction of having practiced their favorite sport in a special environment.

Agrigento: Private Torre Salsa Natural Reserve Boat Tour

7. Agrigento: Private Torre Salsa Natural Reserve Boat Tour

Starting from the pier of San Leone, you will arrive in front of the famous Akragas river, which gave its name to an ancient Greek city. Passed the bay of Kaos of Porto Empedocle, in a few minutes, you will reach Realmonte, where you will be welcomed by the unmistakable Scala dei Turchi, with its majestic elegance. In this fascinating place, you can take advantage to take a bath in the clear waters and enjoy the tranquility that only places like this can offer. You will continue the tour towards the south-western coast of Agrigento, reaching the Giallonardo beach, an enchanting destination, characterized by fine golden sand, on which stands a high and jagged coastline. The last stop of the trip will take you to Torre Salsa, WWF oasis, an uncontaminated area located in the heart of the reserve, where you will admire the homonymous watchtower, which dominates the promontory. After a last refreshing bath, you will return to the pier of San Leone.

San Leone: Bachelorette Party by Boat

8. San Leone: Bachelorette Party by Boat

You just need to know that you will leave from the marina of San Leone, in the province of the beautiful Agrigento. Our captain will welcome you on board with a welcome drink and from here on your excursion will be covered by a veil of mystery: Punta Bianca, Scala dei Turchi, who knows? Without a doubt, however, you will reach a breathtaking destination, unspoiled and difficult to forget. Unaware of your next destination, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful clear sea on which to take a ride on the towable toys; you will be able to dive into these crystal clear waters and, once you reach the right coves, you will each receive a water gun and be able to start a real refreshing war. Once your battle is over, you will return on board where an aperitif offered by us will be waiting for you and a well-deserved rest until your return.

Scala dei Turchi: Private Boat Tour & Aperisushi at Sunset

9. Scala dei Turchi: Private Boat Tour & Aperisushi at Sunset

Starting from the small port of San Leone, you will pass in front of the famous river Akragas, which gave its name to the ancient Greek city of Agrigento. Passed the bay of Kaos of Porto Empedocle, in a few minutes, you will reach Realmonte, where you will be welcomed by the enchanting Scala dei Turchi, with its majestic elegance. Right here, you can take the opportunity to dive into the clear Mediterranean waters and enjoy, in total relaxation, a tasty aperitif of sushi, in front of a beautiful sunset. After this magical moment, you will resume navigation, to return to San Leone, admiring, during the journey, the striking lighthouse of Cape Carosello.

Agrigento: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

10. Agrigento: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

This 2-hour private guided tour will start from Porta di Ponte and wind its way along the Via Atenea, the ancient and modern heart of the city, walking amongst Baroque and neoclassical facades and strolling through its typical narrow alleyways. Your guide will then take you to visit the stunning historic Church and the Monastery of Santo Spirito (14th century), where you can still buy the almond sweets made by the local nuns. Then, you'll see the Church of S. Maria dei Greci (14th century) built on the still visible remains of a Greek temple. The itinerary has a total length of 3 kilometers and most of the walk will be uphill, so please wear comfortable shoes and be aware that this tour is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties.

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What people are saying about Agrigento

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The tour was very varied and entertaining, not least because of the pleasant group. The guide went out of his way to meet everyone's expectations and provided a lot of information to keep us entertained. One participant then had to go directly to the airport and was delivered to the same location without any problems. The Valley of the Temples and the Steps of the Turks were beautiful, definitely worth visiting. Overall a great experience!

Really spectacular Greek temples in a beautiful panoramic setting. Our guide was very helpful getting us there and back and served us a lovely lunch of local fare up on the hill in a park in the town with a view. Later we went to an ancient Roman villa with beautiful mosaics that was only discovered in 1950.

Exceptional website! To visit without hesitation… 2h30 with a French-speaking guide and giving all the necessary explanations to fully understand the history of this valley. I highly recommend getting a guide

the guide Antonio is very friendly and professional. He explain lots of Catania and Etna information. The tour is perfect. The travel agency is very good communication.

The places are so beautiful and the guide Carlos was very nice and told us a lot of information about the places.