Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Agrigento

Valley of the Temples

Sicily's most enthralling archaeological site encompasses the ruined ancient city of Akragas, highlighted by the stunningly well-preserved Tempio della Concordia (Temple of Concordia), one of several ridge-top templ…
Top Choice Ruins in Valley of the Temples

Tempio della Concordia

One of the best-preserved ancient Greek temples in existence, the Temple of Concordia has survived almost entirely intact since it was constructed in 430 BC. It was converted into a Christian basilica in the 6th cen…
Top Choice Gardens in Valley of the Temples

Giardino della Kolymbetra

In a natural cleft between walls of soft tufo (volcanic rock), the Giardino della Kolymbetra is a lush garden of olive and citrus trees interspersed with more than 300 labelled species of plants and some welcome pic…
Top Choice Museum in Valley of the Temples

Museo Archeologico

North of the temples, this wheelchair-accessible museum is one of Sicily's finest, with a huge collection of clearly labelled artefacts from the excavated site. Noteworthy are the dazzling displays of Greek painted …
Top Choice Museum in Gela

Museo Archeologico

This splendid archaeological museum offers insight into Gela's great artistic past. It contains artefacts from the city's ancient acropolis and is famed for its fine collection of red-and-black kraters; these terrac…
Top Choice Park in Scala dei Turchi, Siculiana Marina & Torre Salsa

Riserva Naturale Torre Salsa

This stunning 761-hectare natural park, administered by the World Wildlife Fund, is signposted off the SS115. Exit at Siculiana Marina (a small coastal settlement with its own great sandy beach) or continue 10km nor…
Top Choice Beach in Scala dei Turchi, Siculiana Marina & Torre Salsa

Scala dei Turchi

One of the most beautiful sights in the Agrigento area, this blindingly white rock outcropping, shaped like a giant staircase, juts into the sea near Realmonte, 15km west of Agrigento. It's a popular spot with local…
Ruins in Valley of the Temples

Tempio di Giove

The main feature of the western zone is the crumbled ruin of the Tempio di Giove. Covering an area of 112m by 56m with columns 20m high, this would have been the largest Doric temple ever built had its construction …
Ruins in Valley of the Temples

Tempio di Hera

The 5th-century-BC Temple of Hera is also known as the Tempio di Giunone (Temple of Juno). Though partly destroyed by an earthquake in the Middle Ages, much of the colonnade remains intact, as does a long altar, ori…
Public Art in Favara

Farm Cultural Park

Back in 2010, married couple Andrea Bartoli and Favara-born Florinda Saieva bought several abandoned buildings in the dilapidated heart of Favara and set up this unique neighbourhood devoted to art. In the interveni…