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... oh, it's free as part of a European Union/Unesco project for sailors coming into various ports around Sicily and Italy. So this morning we were taken to visit the magnificent Doric temples at Agrigento. These temples were built around 2500 years ago and are well worth a visit.
However the temperature is around 35 degrees throughout the day and even the wind is really warm! We have no complaints. We are falling in love with Sicily.
... way to one of the local agents and there answer was 'follow us'..
So we finally got there in the Villa. It is a wunderful place with a relatively well preserved Roman Villa from 300 years AD, with lots of mosiacs. The site is in good shape and they did a decent job in covering the remnants of the villa in a way that gives the impression of the building as it must have been in its original state. But the most fascinating thing are ...
... so long ago.
From there we went to Agrigento which is one of the main archeological sites in Sicily to visit the different temples, some of which are still in excellent shape and much better than what you can see in Greece. Beautiful walk from one side of the area to the other side (about 3 kms uphill in full sun) but worth the effort.
Although the whole area was fascinating one temple in particular was very well preserved.
From there to the ...
... della Concordia - 430BC, best preserved as it converted to Christianity in 5th! then in 1788 back to Greek, built for the twin sons of Jupiter
Saw some endangered Girgentana goats, curling horns,only produce 1.5 litres milk a day
Cemetery - most people were only 5ft tall, & buried in the foetal position.
3. Hercules temple - only 8 columns remain, it was the 3rd largest, but in 1871 they used the ruins to construct a port only 5% remains today, it took ...
A quick 2 night stay to see the couple of attractions here.
The first one we visited was the Scala dei Turcha (or Turkish Steps).
It is where a rock cliff meets the sea and looks like snow falling down the cliff.
The pristine white colour makes this area so special and unique.
It is made of marl and when wet is even said to have skin benefits.
We climbed all up and over it.