The monumentalization of Akragas

The senses tell The Temple of Juno

smell
The scent of the sea

The Temple of Hera Lacinia stands on the Hill of the Temples and its entire southern side has an unrestricted view of the sea.
That’s why in the morning, when the sea breeze rises and blows towards land, the temple is pervaded by the salty scent of the sea air, creating a characteristic atmosphere.

taste
The vineyards of the Valley

In the area behind the Temple of Hera Lacinia there are several vineyards that produce the Diodoros wine.
This red wine has a strong but balanced flavour that releases all the flavours and aromas held by the thousand-year-old history of the Valley of the Temples.

The Temple of Concordia

The Temple of Asclepius

The Temple of Demeter

From pagan cults to Christian worship: the Church of St. Gregory

The Temple of Heracles

The Temple of Hera Lacinia

Phalaris, the terrible tyrant

The Akragas building sites

The Sanctuary of Asclepius: a place of welcome for the sick

The Twelve Labours of Heracles

A monument for the victory over Carthage: the Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Eleusinian mysteries

Akragas in the beginning

The sanctuary of the chthonic deities

Reinforcement of natural ramparts

The Kolymbetra Garden

Vegetation in the Gardens

Empedocles, the political philosopher

The lively decorations of the temple

The most beautiful city of mortals

The cult of Demeter and Persephone

The walls of Akragas in the fifth century BC

Sacrifices for the goddesses that made the fields fertile

Theron, tyrant of the arts and victories