Valley of the Temples: handpicked hotels and insider tips

La Foresteria

Menfi

From € 230.00

Baglio Villa Sicilia

Selinunte (Castelvetrano)

Mandranova

Palma di Montechiaro

Hotel Villa Calandrino

Sciacca

From € 55.00

Hotel Giardino di Costanza

Mazara del Vallo

From € 116.00

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Valley of the Temples: introduction

Valley of the Temples Hotel

In the area to the extreme South of Agrigento, stretched out on a ridge, known as "Valle", one finds the Valle dei Templi, the origins of which date back to the 5th century BC. The Valle consists of a series of temples which were built to symbolize the prosperity of the city. The only temple to remain intact is the Tempio della Concordia.

All of the temples face East, according to Classical criteria, in both Greek and Roman times, and are all built in the Doric and Estastil style, with the exception of the temple dedicated to Zeus.

The buildings which make up Valle dei Templi are: the sacrificial alter, the Temple of Zeus Olimpio, the Temple of Castore and Polluce or of the Dioscuri (symbol of Agrigento), the Temple of Efesto, the Temple of Eracle (Ercole), the Paleochristian Necropoli, the Temple of the Concordia (the best conserved), the Antiquarium of paleochristian Agrigento, the Iconographic Antiquarium of the Collina dei Templi, the Temple of Hera Lacinia (Giunone), the Tomb of Terone and the Temple of Asciepio (Esculapio).

Valley of the Temples: suggestions from the hotels

Emerico Amari

(Proprietario)

Baglio Villa Sicilia

Small Boutique Hotels

Emerico Amari

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Valley of the Temples: places to see in the area