The city was the birthplace of Empedocles, a philosopher, doctor and orator also known in Greece.
Besieged, plundered and set on fire in turn by the Carthaginians in 406 BC, it rose again under Timoleon in 340 BC. The Romans would have definitively conquered it in 210 BC. and since then Agrigento would never have seen its ancient splendor again, not even under Arabs and Normans.
With an expert guide you will discover the construction techniques of the ancient Greeks, you will be able to imagine the colorful look of their temples, you will be explained the rites of sacrifices to the gods in a setting of indescribable beauty. Here the Doric style reached its maximum splendor and the almost intact preservation of the Concordia temple is unmatched even in Greece.
The walk in the Valley of the Temples among olive and almond trees is truly magical, particularly in February during the blossoming time, and even more so the view of the temples illuminated at night, if you have the opportunity to overnight in Agrigento.
- Hera’s temple
- Concordia Temple
- City wall and Byzantine tombs
- Hercules Temple
- Olimpic Zeus temple
- Hephaestus temple
- Castor and Pollux temple.
- Design and creation of the tour
- Authorized Guide service
- Archaeologist/Art Historian