The principal site of interest in Agrigento is the ruins of the colony founded by Greeks in 581 BCE. The remains are spread along a ridge almost 2 km in length called, illogically, the Valle dei Templi.
si13 052210201 j  The 5th-century BCE Temple of Hera stands at the eastern end of the ridge ("valley"). si13 052210370 j  The best preserved temple in Agrigento is the 5th-century BCE Temple of Concord. si13 052210401 j  Temple of Concord, one of the world's best-preserved Doric temples, with 34 columns si13 052210500 j  Villa Igea (aka, Grotta di Frangipane), rock-cut Christian tombs
si13 052211012 j  Remaining columns of the 6th-century BCE Temple of Heracles si13 052211131 j  This Telamon once supported part of the 5th-century BCE Temple of Olympean Zeus. si13 052211141 j  Ttelamon with his arms up to support the temple si13 052211200 j a  View towards the city of Agrigento and the raised highway from the west
si13 052211280 j  Abandoned house near the temples si13 052211291 j  Only four columns remain of the 5th-century BCE Temple of Castor and Pollux si13 052215080 j  In the afternoon, mist between our hotel and the Temple of Concord gave the temple a mysterious air. si13 052215430 j  Another day, the Temple of Hera
si13 052215450 s a  Temple of Hera si13 052215480 s a  Temple of Hera si13 052216072 s a  The Temple of Concord in the afternoon light si13 052216210 s a  Temple of Concord
si13 052216171 s r a  Temple of Concord seen from the west in the afternoon light si13 052216191 j  View showing how the Temple of Concord was converted into a Christian Church with nave and aisles si13 052216290 j b  Temple of Hera si13 052216420 j  Temple of Hera
si13 052216421 j  Afternoon view west from the Temple of Hera towards the Temple of Concord si13 052217510 j  Temple of Hera seen from the valley in strange afternoon light