Valley of the Temples - Agrigento
This is your Sicilian “must-see” Adventure! The small port town does not offer much of interest but it is the most convenient gateway to one of Sicily’s most amazing sites – The ancient Greek city and temples of Agrigento. Located only a few miles inland from the port and known for its mild climate even in the “cold season,” the Greeks choose their location wisely in an exceptionally fine natural setting with stunning views of the Mediterranean countryside. We hope you will join us on this morning’s adventure and, following your walk through history, you may wish to take advantage of the SeaDream marina for the rest of the afternoon for a refreshing swim (depending on the daily conditions and approval from the local authorities). Don’t forget to bring your camera; the massive Doric temples and their columns make for very impressive photos. Leave the SeaDream landing pier and embark on the short drive to the entrance of the archaeological site. This is where you will commence your walking discovery of this ancient site, led by locally licensed expert guides that will bring the site alive with their comments. Your visit includes the main archaeological site and the interesting museum of San Nicola. As you walk through the site you will note the beautiful almond and olive trees that cover the surrounding areas, adding to the charm of the site. Your guide will lead you to the most important monuments: Temple of Juno, Temple of Concord, Temple of Hercules and the famous Temple of Zeus (the largest temple of Greek antiquity). At the end of the walk, visit the Museum of “San Nicola”, one of the most important Archaeological Museums in Sicily, containing impressive collections of Greek vases, coins, etc. Following your visit, return by coach to the pier and your SeaDream yacht at Porto Empedocle.
Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard. As this is a walking excursion, we sugest that you were comfortable shoes as well as protection from the sun.
Port: Porto Empedocle (Agrigento), Sicily
Duration: 4 hours
Voyages where this land adventure can be found: