Valley of the temples
Temple of Juno

At the eastern end of the Valley of the Temples, poised upon a high rock, the columns of the Temple of Juno reach to the sky. Juno (known to the Greeks as Hera, spouse of Zeus) was considered Queen of the Gods and the patron of wedding and childbirth.  The Temple was built in the mid 5th century BC when the Greek city of Akragas was at the height of its splendour. Its entrance, just as all the other temples, is oriented towards the eastern horizon in order to catch the first rays of sun at sunrise and illuminate the statue of the Goddess in the cella within. In front of the Temple, elevated in a high position, the foundations of the massive sacrificial altar are still clearly visible. This is where solemn wedding rituals were held: the ceremony was introduced by offering the Goddess small sacrifices as a purification ritual, then the priest would place the spouses’ right hands over each other and declare their union. The ritual also required the groom to bind a belt around his bride’s waist, which would be untied on her return to the Temple as soon as she was pregnant. The enchanting beauty of this temple has been captured by C.D. Friedrich’s paintbrush in the 19th century.

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).

Visitors will be able to enter only last a maximum of 300 people per hour.

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.

We are waiting for you for a visit in total safety in compliance with the anti-Covid regulations in force.

From September 18 2022 onwards and until further notice: 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: €10  per person.

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 = € 13.50

Valley of the Temples + Garden of the Kolymbethra= € 15.00

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' 19.32''
E 13° 36' 0.87''

Google maps
37.28870, 13.60024

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