“They lived as if they were to die tomorrow and built as if they were to live for ever”, this is what Empedocles said about Akragas, the richest Greek town of that age. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, known also as the Valley of the Temples it has one of the best preserved Greek Doric Temples in the world, the Concordia Temple.
Unlike Selinus, the ancient Greek city has not been uncovered. It lies underground in the bowl shaped valley that goes from the new town right to the Temples. Part of the Roman town has been excavated, usually closed to the public, which is near the Museum.
- Morning: Leave at 8.00 arrive at 10am in Akragas. Two hour visit of the site.
- Lunch at local restaurant or bar.
- Afternoon: Visit Roman area, if open, and Museum. Leave at 4pm.
- Leave Palermo at 8 am, back by 6 pm.
- Tickets to the site, museum and lunch are not included.
- Transport needed to get there. Can be arranged.
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