recommended visit time
20 minutes

The Valley of the Temples is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful architectural complexes left to mankind by the ancient Greek civilization and the Temple of Concordia is its brightest gem. The sheer beauty of this monument is simply breathtaking. Its harmonious forms and perfect proportions have literally enchanted those travellers of Grand Tour seeking the “classic perfection”. Together with the Theseion in Athens and the Temple of Neptune (or Hera) in Paestum, Agrigento’s Temple of Concordia is the most well preserved Doric temple in the world. At the end of the 4th century AD, in the Byzantine era, the Christian Bishop of Agrigento turned the temple into a church thus preserving it in an excellent state of conservation. The Bishop ordered a number of arcades to be opened in the lateral walls of the cella, thereby transforming it into a basilica with three naves which he dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul. Archaeologists presume that this temple was originally dedicated to the divinities Castor and Pollux. Its name derives from a Latin inscription “Concordia” found in the area which is, however, not connected in any way with the temple itself. This temple has become the symbol of the annual Almond Blossom Fest: an international folklore festival, which by promoting the peace among all peoples, puts together the old and the new city in a choral hug.

Archeological Area Tourist Information
THIS information is subject to change without prior notice

The Archaeological Park can be accessed from the east entrance near the “Temple of Juno” or from the west entrance ” Porta V” (near to the ancient Greek gate).

Reservation and purchase of tickets through the Call center or on CoopCulture website is recommended.

Each one of the entrances has the following services: Parking, Ticket, Bus, Information.

From September 18th 2023 to June 30th 2024: open every day from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm (last entry to 7:00 pm).

Reservation and purchase of tickets through the Call center or on CoopCulture website is recommended.

Ticket to the Valley of the Temples: €12  per person. In occasion of exhibitions, the ticket price may undergo some variations.

Free entry for children, younger than 18 years old. 50% discount for EU citizens between 18 and 25 of age

Combo Tickets

Valley of the Temples + Archaeological Museum = € 16.80

Valley of the Temples + Garden of the Kolymbethra= € 18.00

Valley of the Temples: contacts for institutional information

Tel. +39 0922621611

Fax  +39 092226438

CoopCulture – Call center: contacts for reservations, tickets and information

tel. +39 09221839996

The following coordinates indicate the point of interest

N 37° 17' 22.64''
E 13° 35' 31.35''

Google maps
37.28962, 13.59204

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