On this tour we visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and the Villa Romana del Casale.
Departure from your hotel at 09:30am and return at 5:00 pm. We recoomend that you use a Local tour Guide for this tour.
Agrigento (Akragas) was one of the most thriving centres of Greek civilisation in the 5th century, B.C. A few miles away from the modern town, on a southern lower ridge, are still sited the great temples of the ancient city, surrounded by almond groves and ancient olive trees. On the walk we will see: The tour of the archaeological park starts with the Temple of Hera (Juno) built at the very top of the hill. Magnificent views of the landscape, coastline and the Mediterranean Sea. Then walk for about one mile downhill and stop along the main path to admire the city fortifications and Byzantine arcosolia, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Herakles, the Temple of Zeus and, the Sanctuary of Chtonian Deities (Temple of Castor and Pollux).
Second stop: Visit the Roman Villa del Casale - a Unesco World Heritage site dating back to the IV century - a few kilometres away from Piazza Armerina. The Roman Villa is famous for its 3,500 square metres of mosaic flooring giving an insight into the Roman way of living.
You can do this tour if you stay in:Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Scicli, Syracuse, Catania, Taormina, Palermo, Cefalù, Erice, Sciacca, Licata, or Gela.