Full Day Tour to Temple Valley and Scala dei Turchi from Siracusa
Today meet your driver at hotel and drive to Agrigento for a Full Day Tour to Temple Valley and Scala dei Turchi from Siracusa where you will visit on your own the finest of all ancient Greek sites.
The Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples, dated around 5th century B.C., belongs to the Unesco World Heritage and is an unmissable location.
Walking in the Park you will have the opportunity to visit the most important Temples.
In the afternoon a brief walk on the “Scala dei Turchi“, a rocky cliff of unusual white color that lies between two sandy beaches. Admire this fascinating landscape before to return to Siracusa.
AS REGARDS THE TEMPLES VALLEY:
Agrigento & the Temples Valley: two hours walking tour along the Unesco World Heritage site. Covers the Temple of Hera, the Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Hercules and the Temple of Zeus.
Agrigento, according to legend, was founded by Daedalus and his son Icarus after they had fled from Crete “by air”.
Historically, however, its origins date back to 582 B.C. when it was founded by Rhodian-cretan colonist from the neighbouring Gela who named their city Akragas after the nearby river of that name. It rapidly increased in size, importance and military strength under Phalarides, the first tyrant, and later under Theron, who extended his sway over northern Sicily as far as Himera.
Agrigento was a city of artists and illustrious personages, amongst whom the philosopher Empedocles. Pindar defines it as “the most beautiful of mortal cities” and, in fact, in the Vth century B.C., those famous temples, whose beauty we still admire today, were built.
This tour is operated with English speaking Driver.
Licensed local guide is not included. Available on request paying a surcharge.
TOUR CODE: SRSSCALA