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Valley of the Temples Sunset Tour 2022

Valley of the Temples Sunset Tour:

A private tour with an expert tour guide and skip-the-line ticket

The Valley of the Temples sunset tour is recommended to those who wish to visit the archaeological park of Agrigento at its best!

The archaeological and landscape park of the Valley of the Temples is one of the most representative sites of classical Greek civilization. Along a rocky scarp, chosen as the southern limit of the town, are still sited the great temples of ancient Akragas. The temples are illuminated every night year-round at nightfall. In summer (the schedule changes every year), the archaeological park stays open late for evening and night visits. Enjoy the summer night cool, observe the changing colors of the temples' sandstone- between twilight and nightfall- and finally admire them lit up by lights. Experience the evening tour of the Hill of the Temples to soak in the magical atmosphere of the Valley illuminated first by the colors of the sunset and then by the floodlights.

Meet your local expert tour guide at the exit of the parking area, a few steps away from the ticket office near the Temple of Giunone (Via Panoramica dei Templi, car park available).
Skip the line with your guide and begin your tour of this amazing site. While the sun is still high walk to 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, As you listen to your guide and watch the sun gently setting into the see you'll admire some of the most perfect ever built:  the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Herakles, the Temple of Zeus. Discover the secrets behind their construction, gain insight into the civilization that produced them and get to know the personages that made ancient Akragas “the most beautiful of mortal cities".

After the tour, you can stay until the closing time (11 pm on weekdays and midnight on Saturdays and Sundays).

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