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- San Leone Beach
- Valley of the Temples
- Temple of Heracles
- Temple of Concordia
- Abbazia di Santo Spirito
- Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone
- Agrigento Regional Archaeological Museum
- Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Agrigento Town Hall
- Temple of Juno Lacinia
- Palazzo dei Filippini
- Luigi Pirandello House Museum
- Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci
Located in Sicily along the southern coast of Italy, Agrigento overlooks the sea and ruins from its plateau. Agrigento is famous for being the site of the ancient Greek Akragas which was founded by Greek colonists. The town's rich archaeological history makes it a popular tourist destination for many, but the town also offers a wealth of other leisure activities to enjoy. Agrigento hotels are comfortable and well equipped to meet all your needs while visiting the town and are located close to Akragas and other sites of historical significance, as well as amenities in the area. Choosing the perfect hotel room is easily achieved by visiting our website and reading guest reviews for our hotels. To make things even simpler, you can view sample rooms for each hotel. In this way we hope to take the stress out of hotel hunting so you can savor your vacation.
What's Agrigento Like?
The number one stop on any sightseeing tour of Agrigento has to be the Akragas ruins. These fascinating ruins are located a stone's throw from Agrigento hotels. Akragas includes as many as seven important ruins including the Temple of Heracles, Temple of Vulcan and the Temple of Zues Olympic. The Castle of Poggio Diana dates back to the 13th century and houses thirty tombs. The Fallen Atlas was never restored to its former glory and remains in ruins to this day. Agrigento is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy, featuring white sand and gorgeous azure waters, where you can relax and soak up some sun. This long coastline is considered home to the best beaches along the Mediterranean. Agriculture is also very important in the area with crops being grown in very distinct and unique ways by local farmers. Well known for its strawberry production, some say these are the best in the world!
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Agrigento
People in Agrigento, as in all of Italy, love to meet over good food and wine. Favorite dishes include salted anchovies, olives, grilled sausages with wild fennel and wonderful Sicilian pastries. Wine, sweets and coffee all find their way onto the tables in Sicily and Italians are not cautious or sedate when it comes to enjoying mealtimes. Family bonds and religious ties are still very important in Sicily. Like many cities where tourism has taken hold, Agrigento locals are tolerant of visitors from other countries. Learning some basic phrases in their language is always appreciated. Find time to chat after dinner at Agrigento hotels and you will find some good friends in this town.