Villa Sikania Park Hotel
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Saturday, July 25, 2015.
In the morning we met another flemish couple that stayed in teh same place and were both artists, with whom we had a good chat. (Stijn Ank for those interested).
From Agrigento to Villa Romano del Casale is about 60 kms driving – at least if you know how to get there. It took us a little bit more and on the way had the luxury to get some policy guidance to get back to the road. We ...
... 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 ...
... wandering around amongst them and appreciating the beauty and wonder in creating such huge columns.
After walking around in the heat we enjoyed coming back to our hotel swimming pool.
Although who has ever heard of enforcing a swimming cap if you want to swim in the pool.
But we paid the 3 euro per cap and looked so cool.
Later in a nearby shop we found the same caps for 89 cents.
... Today is our last day at this place and today we drove to some really old temples.
And they were really cool because they have lasted for over 2000 years and it is still standing.
They were all ruined and looked really cool. I loved it a lot.
And we spent about 4 - 5 hours there I think it was worth it.