Sicily TravelNet registered tour guides offer daily tours of the archaeological park of Agrigento for independent travellers and families with departure from the Temple of Giunone ticket office
. This upper entrance is located on top of the hill
along Via Panoramica dei Templi. Please make sure you don’t go to the Porta V ticket office
near the lower entrance!
Shared tours are scheduled every day in the morning at 10:00
and in the afternoon at 4:00
. The guiding fee
is euro 150 to be split by the participants in addition to the admission fee.
Meet your local licensed guide at the ticket office near the Temple of Juno
. 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). As you listen to your guide you’ll 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”
Time duration: approx. 2 hours. Walk: about 1 mile