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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

Built to honor the god Hercules in the early 6th century, this is...

Built to honor the god Hercules in the early 6th century, this is Agrigento's oldest temple that was constructed over a structure of 38 columns, of which only eight are still standing.

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Spectacular Greek Temple in Sicily

Never knew there we so many spectacular Greek temples in Sicily. Saw this one on an escorted tour of Sicily. Clearly in ruin but no less fascinating than anything you see in... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Lee S
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Never knew there we so many spectacular Greek temples in Sicily. Saw this one on an escorted tour of Sicily. Clearly in ruin but no less fascinating than anything you see in Greece.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

How can these things be there since 2000 years? Incredible experience, it is a nice and cozy walks through al the temples, highly suggested!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Tempio di Ercole is in the Valley of the Temples. I saw the ruins several times while on the road driving to the location. Seeing the row of columns while driving up to the entrance made the visit all the more intriguing. (Although, after getting a close of view of this temple, I have to say the view from the... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Historic Ruins that are amazing. We were with a group tour so our guide was able to give us details of the location and it's history.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

The remains of the Temple of Hercules re basically columns from one side of the temple. As part of the visit to the Valley of Temples it is an integral stop

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Amazing structures which you have to wonder how they were erected all those years ago. You have to see these to believe them.

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Austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

When you see the siza one of the doric capitals disconnected from the tops of their columns and lying on the ground, you are amazed and have wonder how they were wrangled up to the tops some 2500 years ago. I was duly impressed.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This can also be seen with entry to all the other temples Very interesting and historical. Very well maintained

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I saw these columns several times. At night they were particularly magical as they were lit up. A must see while in the area.

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Valhalla, New York
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Out of the 3 main temples in The Valley of the Temples that are still standing, this is the one that is the least intact. There are still some columns standing and you can imagine what it looked like in it's glory

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