AGRIGENTO TOUR: 9 Hours
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PRIVATE TOURS OF AGRIGENTO – SICILY DAY TRIPS, SHORE EXCURSIONS FROM MESSINA
Agrigento Private Tours Include: private “driving guide” to all sites and a special expert tour guide for archeological site in Agrigento, private door-to-door transportation, taxes, tolls and parking.
Departure Points: Catania, Taormina. Also offered from Palermo city center
Deparature Points for Shore Excursions: Palermo (8-hour tour) & Messina
Embark on one of the most interesting guided tours in Sicily, a tour of Agrigento. This privately guided day trip from Sicily features Agrigento, one of the largest archeological sites on the island. Agrigento was founded on a seaside plateau by ancient Greek colonists, who called the city Akragas. Agrigento largely remains unexcavated today, but you will visit several well-preserved temples and monuments. The Valley of the Temples, made up of seven Doric-style temples dating back from the 6th century BC, boasts some of the best-preserved ancient Greek buildings around.
Your tour guide in Agrigento will take you to two of the temples most untouched by time, thought to be dedicated to the goddesses Juno Lacinia and Concordia. The former was converted to a Christian church in 597 AD, and the area around it used as a catacomb. Your private guide will take you through some of the other temples and monuments, interpreting them in the context of ancient Greek life. Some of the other archeological sights include a pre-Hellenic cave sanctuary, a funerary monument, and a shrine to an unknown hero.
You will also have a chance to stroll modern Agrigento, where you can still see medieval and Baroque buildings. Time permitting, you can learn more in Agrigento’s archaeological museum, where some of the city’s most prized antiquities are housed.
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