You’ve seen countless pictures of the Greek temples spread out over a ridge just south of the Sicilian town of Agrigento. “More ruins!” I hear you mumble sarcastically.
But hear me out. I have always had a soft spot for those temples. It’s not the temples themselves, but the stroll through history you can take. Go in springtime, when the tourists are few and the wildflowers are many. Layer upon layer of history is yours.
There are many ways of seeing the temples. From a cafe? A restaurant at night, when the temples are lighted? Oh, yeah.
So…wildflowers you say?
And let’s throw in some temple columns, ok?
The Agrigento temples aren’t right on the sea, but they have distant views of the Mediterranean.
Zoom out to see the location of the excellent museum.
Unique: Greek temples and more
Not to Miss: The Sicilian Carts of Raffaele La Scala
When to Go: Spring, April and May, when the maximum highs are 64 and 72 respectively. Nighttime lows near 60 in May, so gazing from an outdoor cafe is possible on warm nights. Easter is special in Sicily, expect processions on good Friday (Venerdi Santo)
Region: Sicily Map
: Yes, located in the city center.
Parking: Free parking along the main street in the off season
Recommended Hotel and Restaurant: Villa Athene Expensive, but this is a great time to splurge!
Agrigento Vacation Rentals
Getting There from Catania | Taormina