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Agrigento

Sicily, Italy
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Let's face it: you're here for the temples
One of ancient Greece's leading colonies, Agrigento's population may have reached 800,000 inhabitants before being sacked by the Carthaginians in 406 BC. These prosperous founders certainly left their mark behind, with the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi), one of the most impressive collections of ancient Greek art and architecture outside Greece itself. The area surrounding the "valley" (actually a scenic ridge) forms the world's largest archaeological site, covering several thousand acres. The Valley's home to seven temples (one of which is among the best preserved ancient Greek temples anywhere), many tombs, and a monument built to commemorate Romans killed in the Second Punic War. Agrigento's center certainly isn't lacking history either, with two churches dating back roughly 1,000 years.
With a car, there are some pleasant sights to see nearby, such as the beaches of San Leone, and excellent wineries, and places connected to The Godfather.

Where to stay in Agrigento

With accommodation options ranging from charming 4-star hotels near the Valley of the Temples to an opulent 5-star hotel within the Valley itself, whatever kind of accommodation you need, we've got it covered. We've avoided hotels in town itself as it's not the most beauteous of Sicilian cities. Get in touch with us for a free travel consultation. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to choose from.
4-star hotel
A charming hotel with a lovely spa just outside the Valley of the Temples.
5-star hotel
The best accommodation option in the area. You're sure to enjoy a luxurious stay here, in surroundings that would suit the Great Gatsby.
4-star boutique hotel
In a 13th century building, this is a beautiful option in the countryside.

Things to do in Agrigento

Let's face it: you're visiting Agrigento for the temples. The city itself may not be much to look at, but the massive Valley of the Temples sure is, and fortunately, we can help you see it, by foot or electric scooter. If you'd like to get to know Agtrigento itself, we can help you delve into it and its street food scene (by foot or golf cart), or use it as a base from which to explore the areas that inspired, and served as the setting, for films such as The Godfather. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Historic Center Private Golf Cart Tour
Unknown Sicily: Corleone & Movie Sets Private Tour
Agrigento Valley of the Temples Private Walking Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Agrigento

Spend some time in Agrigento on a tour that takes in other cities in Italy and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Agrigento and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Agrigento

What are prices like in Agrigento?

In the center, a quick lunch with a drink costs around 15-20 euros. Museums and landmarks generally cost 5-20 euros. For a full dinner, budget at least 25-30 euros. 

How can I get around Agrigento?

Agrigento itself is quite small and walkable. If you are just stopping by to visit the town's temples and want to enjoy a walk through the city, then you can leave your car at the Valley of the Temples' parking lot, and ride the 1 or 2 bus lines into town. Bus tickets cost 1.20 or 1.70 EUR, and can be purchased from the driver.

Is Agrigento safe?

Agrigento is very safe, but be on the lookout for pickpocketing at the Valley of the Temples, especially when you're standing in line.

What options does Agrigento offer for those with dietary restrictions?

Being a small town, Agrigento doesn't offer many options, but the area's Mediterranean cuisine excels in vegetarian, and gluten/dairy free options.

How long should I stay in Agrigento?

We recommend spending two nights in Agrigento, to give you a full day to explore the Valley of the Temples, and the town itself.
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