Valle dei Templi Scala dei Turchi Agrigento
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EXCURSION: VALLE DEI TEMPLI, SCALA DEI TURCHI (REALMONTE - AGRIGENTO)
VALLE DEI TEMPLI (AGRIGENTO):
The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological area of Sicily characterized by the exceptional state of conservation and by a series of important Doric Temples of the Hellenic period. Since 1997 the entire area has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. It is considered a popular tourist destination, as well as being the symbol of the city and one of the main of the island.
The Valley of the Temples is characterized by the remains of ten temples in Doric order, three sanctuaries, a great concentration of NecroTempio of Concordia, Tempio Tepoli, Temple of Hera Lacinia, or Tempio di Giunone, it was built in the 5th century BC and burned in 406 by the Cartagines, Temple of Heracles, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Temple of the Dioscuri, Temple of Hephaestus, Temple of Athena, Temple of Asclepius, Temple of Demeter, Temple of Isis. The Valley of the Temples also houses the so-called tomb of Terone, a monument of tufa of considerable size in the shape of a pyramid, which is thought to have been erected to commemorate the fallen of the Second Punic War. 7are of rare beauty mainly consisting of centenarian olive trees and almond trees. Akragas was one of the most important Greek colonies in Sicily, covering about 450 hectares, founded around 582 BC. from settlers from nearby Gela and from Rhodes. The archaeological and landscape park of the Valley of the Temples, with its 1300 hectares, is the largest archaeological site in the world.
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SCALE OF TURKS (REALMONTE-AGRIGENTO):
Scala dei Turchi is a rocky wall that rises above the sea along the coast between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle, in the province of Agrigento. Over time it has become a tourist attraction both for the singularity of the cliff, of white color and the peculiar shapes, following the popularity acquired by novels starring the commissioner Montalbano in which these places are cited the commissioner's country, to be framed with Porto Empedocle .
The Scala dei Turchi has a wavy and irregular shape, with not sour lines but rather sweet and roundish. The name comes from past piracy raids by the Saracens, Arab people and, by convention, Turkish; the Turkish pirates, in fact, found shelter in this area less beaten by the winds and representing a safer landing place, consists of marl, a sedimentary rock of calcareous and clayey nature, with a characteristic pure white color. This cliff of singular appearance stands between two beaches of fine sand, to access it you have to proceed along the coast and climb up a slope resembling a large natural limestone staircase.
The Scala dei Turchi is a spectacular stretch of coast that thanks to its peculiarities, has become an icon of Sicilian seaside tourism.
We advise you to visit it, because it does not suffice to describe this enchanting place between sky and blue sea.
N.B. The indicated price includes a number from 1 to 3 participants and not per person, each additional person after the 4th see prices on the booking form, are not including meals, tickets where foreseen and any tourist guides. Total duration Ecursion about 10 hours. Bookable directly on booking form by clicking on ESCORN BOOK, with the possibility to choose date, time and number of participants.
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