From Palermo: Agrigento Full-Day Tour in Small Groups

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What You'll Do
  • Visit the stunning Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore the momentous Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Visit the amazing Archaeological Museum
Visit Agrigento and discover the small town's stunning Greek ruins on this full-day tour from Palermo. Explore the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the fascinating Archaeological Museum.
What to Expect
Drive through the interior of Sicily to reach Agrigento. Upon arrival you will have an independent visit to the Archaeological Museum (admission fee not included), which offers a fine introduction to the splendors of ancient Akragas and gives an insight into the life of the Greek settlers.

Enjoy free time for lunch.
In the afternoon, take the two-hour walking tour on the Valley of the Temples (admission fee not included), a Unesco World Heritage site. This covers the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Hercules and the Temple of Zeus. Agrigento, according to legend, was founded by Daedalus and his son Icarus after they had fled from Crete “by air”. Historically, however, its origins date back to 582 B.C., when it was founded by Rhodi-an-cretan colonist from the neighbouring Gela, who named their city Akragas after the nearby river of that name. It rapidly increased in size, importance and military strength under Phalarides, the first tyrant, and later under Theron, who extended his sway over northern Sicily as far as Himera. Agrigento was a city of artists and illustrious personalities, amongst them the philosopher Empedocles. Pindar defines it as “the most beautiful of mortal cities” and, in fact, in the 5th century B.C., those famous temples, whose beauty is still admired today, were built.

Later, return to Palermo.
What's Included
  • All taxes
  • All transportation
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Admission fees
Meeting Point

Palermo, Piazza Ruggero Settimo 15, between the Hotel Politeama and Prada store, at 8:30.

What to Remember
This tour is operated with a driver-escort for up to 5 people. For 6 people or more, this tour is operated with a tour director. A licensed local guide is provided on the spot as specified.

The driver-escort is not a licensed tourist guide.

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