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.
1 The 5th-century BCE Temple of Hera stands at the eastern end of the ridge ("valley").
2 The best preserved temple in Agrigento is the 5th-century BCE Temple of Concord.
3 Temple of Concord, one of the world's best-preserved Doric temples, with 34 columns
4 Villa Igea (aka, Grotta di Frangipane), rock-cut Christian tombs
5 Remaining columns of the 6th-century BCE Temple of Heracles
6 This Telamon once supported part of the 5th-century BCE Temple of Olympean Zeus.
7 Ttelamon with his arms up to support the temple
8 View towards the city of Agrigento and the raised highway from the west
9 Abandoned house near the temples
10 Only four columns remain of the 5th-century BCE Temple of Castor and Pollux
11 In the afternoon, mist between our hotel and the Temple of Concord gave the temple a mysterious air.
12 Another day, the Temple of Hera
13 Temple of Hera
14 Temple of Hera
15 The Temple of Concord in the afternoon light
16 Temple of Concord
17 Temple of Concord seen from the west in the afternoon light
18 View showing how the Temple of Concord was converted into a Christian Church with nave and aisles
19 Temple of Hera
20 Temple of Hera
21 Afternoon view west from the Temple of Hera towards the Temple of Concord
22 Temple of Hera seen from the valley in strange afternoon light