Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi)

Highly recommended
Do not search for the valley! The temples (a dozen of them) erected in 5 BC, are located on the ridge to the south of the town, . Set on fire by the Carthaginians in 406, they were restored in their original style by the Romans. Earthquakes, fanatical Christian iconoclasm and the need to retrieve stones for other buildings led to there destruction and only the temple of the Concorde is in a good state, probably due to its conversion into a church in the 6C.

Useful information

Address : 

Via Panoramica dei Templi

Phone:

+39 0922 621611

Price:

10 €

Opening hours

archaeological area: high season: 9.30am-10pm, weekends and Bank Hols 9.30am-midnight; rest of year: 8.30am-7pm; archaeological museum: 9am-7pm, Mon and Sun 9am-1pm - closed Bank Hols

Nearby tourist attractions

Sacrificial altar
Sacrificial altar
The sheer size of this altar is
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Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus
The temple had been destroyed but was
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Early-Christian Antiquarium
Early-Christian Antiquarium
Set up in the Casa Pace, this centre
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Phalaris' Oratorium (Oratorio di Falaride)
Phalaris' Oratorium (Oratorio di Falaride)
This was probably a small Greek temple
Iconographic Antiquarium of the Hill of Temples
Iconographic Antiquarium of the Hill of Temples
The centre, set up in the rustic setting
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Theron's Tomb (Tomba di Terone)
Theron's Tomb (Tomba di Terone)
For a long time the tomb was thought to
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Sacrificial altar
Sacrificial altar
The sheer size of this altar is
0:30
Temple of Olympian Zeus
Temple of Olympian Zeus
The temple had been destroyed but was
1:00
Phalaris' Oratorium (Oratorio di Falaride)
Phalaris' Oratorium (Oratorio di Falaride)
This was probably a small Greek temple
See all