Top things to do

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 Modern Sicilian in Licata

Ristorante La Madia

One of Sicily's finest restaurants, double Michelin-starred La Madia is a labour of love for local-born chef Pino Cuttaia. It serves modern Sicilian dishes based on authentic Mediterranean ingredients, such as merlu…
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 Carnival in Sciacca

SciacCarnevale

Sciacca's carnival is famous for its flamboyance and fabulous party atmosphere. Held between the last Thursday before Lent and Shrove Tuesday, it features an amazing parade of huge papier-mâché figures mounted on fl…
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…
Top Choice Modern Sicilian in Agrigento

Kalòs

For fine dining, head to this 'smart' restaurant just outside the historic centre. Five cute tables on little balconies offer a delightful setting to enjoy homemade pasta all'agrigentina (with fresh tomatoes, basil …