"The great row of Doric temples is one of the most outstanding monuments of Greek art and culture." - this is what UNESCO said when it declared the Valley of the Temples a World Heritage Site.
What UNESCO and every holiday visitor to Sicily notices is the incredible condition of the buildings. One should thank the Romans for that.
And what did they do after its conquest? They restored the temples! The ancient Greek gods were not after all very different from the Roman Gods. Zeus of the Greeks became Jupiter of the Romans. Aphrodite turned into Venus, and Demeter into Ceres.
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A visit to the Valley of the Temples is often combined with a city tour of Agrigento.
You can get there by
The map above shows the most interesting places at the site.