“Discovering a site only one in Europe: Valley of Temples Heritage Unesco “

  AGRIGENTO VALLEY OF TEMPLES Day: Thursday & Saturday Price: 65,00€ per pers. Departure: 8.00 am first pick up, from Hotel o city center; Duration:  8h. stops: park 2.30 hours, 1 h. archaeological museum; What it includes:  transfer by minivan, guide                                                                                                                                                                          book, Engl. Speaking driver. TOUR SCHEDULE: You can turn the archaeological park freely with the help of the audio guides that will explain the temples. Optional  the driver  will take  you to the archaeological museum one of the most important in Sicily.       Note: Entrance fees to sites / monuments not included. The times are approximate according to general conditions such as: time, traffic, etc..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Valley of the Temples: The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento is the greatest archaeological site in the world dating from the Hellenic period. The park stretches about 1300 hectares and features the exceptional state of preservation. It contains the remains of 10 Doric temples, three sanctuaries, several necropolis and fortifications. Since 1997 he is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The birth of the polis Agrigento is related to the development of the polis Gela: the city,in fact, it was founded in 581 BC by some population of Gela, with the name of Akragasfrom the homonymous river that runs through the territory. However,as it grew more and more successful, so did its rivalries with other Greek colonies, especially that of Siracusa. After a relatively peaceful (if undistinguished period), Akagras was thrown into the First Punic War (264 BC) on the side of the Carthaginians and defeated by the Romans in 210 BC.