Agrigento; Valley of the Temples, Scala dei Turchi from Palermo, Private Tour

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Retrace the Greek-Roman history of Sicily. Admire the Doric architecture of the UNESCO site of the Valley of the Times in Agrigento, during this full-day private tour with driver. Discover the splendid Kolymbethra Garden to admire different botanical species. Visit the regional archaeological museum of Pietro Griffo to admire various historical artifacts. Enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Sicily, where the famous Scala dei Turchi stands.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Panormus Autoservizi

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Stop At: Valle dei Templi

The tour includes a visit to the archaeological park of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Characterized by an excellent state of conservation, and by important Doric temples of the Hellenic period. It was included in 1997 by UNESCO on the World Heritage List. The route starts from the Athenian Rock, where the Sanctuary of Zeus Atabyrios and Athena Lindia were located and where today - on the eastern end - it is possible to admire the Temple of Demeter, the rock sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone and the remains of Greek fortifications. Continuing along the Via Panoramica dei Templi, you will find the ticket office and the Temple of Juno; from here, the Via Sacra instead cuts the Collina dei Templi in two. On the left, remains of the Greek walls and Byzantine arcosoliums and - above all - the Temple of Concordia, among the best preserved in the Greek world. Continuing, on the right you can admire the Villa Aurea, and the Temple of Heracles, the oldest of the Agrigento temples. Crossing the Via Sacra you enter the area of the colossal Temple of Zeus, among the largest in the Greek world, and - below - the Sanctuary of the Chthonic Deities (Demeter and Persephone) and the garden of Kolymbetra. The route ends by going up towards the modern city, and crossing the small object of San Nicola. The last places of interest are the Ekklesiasterion, the Oratory of Falàride and the National Archaeological Museum, home to the splendid Efebo of Agrigento.

Duration: 3 hour

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Agrigento is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the most visited ever, a symbol of antiquity with its suggestive Valley of the Temples. But Agrigento is not just culture and history. It is beautiful not only for its exceptional archaeological heritage, but also for the natural environment that characterizes it. Its coastal coastline offers an incredible variety of attractions and that give visitors unforgettable emotions. The beautiful beach of San Leone is composed of soft golden sand, characterized by kilometer-long beaches washed by a splendid sea, with an intense blue color and clear waters. Its promenade (Falcone and Borsellino) is embellished with tall palm trees that line it. In its vicinity there are all kinds of services, from restaurants to shops; all set in the magnificent setting of the San Leone promenade.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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A splendid dazzling white jewel that frames the limpid blue of the sea is the Scala dei Turchi. One of the favorite destinations of the southern summers, thanks to its conformation with soft, rounded and irregular lines and the color of its "cold" white cliff. It is composed of clayey and limestone sedimentary rock, which gives the cliff its characteristic white color and low temperature to the touch. The cliff can be reached via a path of huge steps, on top of which tourists usually "camp" to sunbathe or admire the wonderful panorama overlooking the equally fascinating coast of Agrigento.

Duration: 1 hour
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