Massive – Ancient – Miraculously standing Greek temples from the 6th century B.C. is what you will experience in the Valley of the Temples, the archaeological site in Agrigento. Situated southwest of Sicily, Agrigento was originally founded by Greek colonists. This famous historical attraction is a tourist top destination due to the ancient Greek temples.
What is most impressive about these Doric style temples? The thick and heavy 30 meters tall columns that will leave you wondering how these they have been built without modern technology. The temples line the crest of a hill and originally covered over 18 sq. kilometres, lending themselves to stunning views and a perfect stop for picturesque photographs.
Given the constant wars, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of this area, it is unbelievable how these majestic public works have mysteriously withstood the tests of time.