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See two of Sicily’s UNESCO-listed ancient sites.

Highlights:

  • Full day trip to Agrigento and Piazza Armerina from Taormina
  • See the archaeological area of Agrigento, which was once a major Greek metropolis
  • View the ancient ruins at the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples
  • Admire the exquisite Temple of Concord, one of the Mediterranean’s best preserved ancient structures
  • See the remains of the Roman city of Piazza Armerina
  • Discover the mosaics of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Villa del Casale

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Program:

Start your day trip by boarding your air-conditioned coach at your hotel or at a meeting point and then relax and admire the scenery on the 2,5-hours journey south across the island to Agrigento a city on Sicily’s south coast. Listen as your tour leader explains the history of Agrigento and the ancient Greek city of Akragas.
During its heyday, Akragas was the most prosperous and important settlement on the island of Sicily and beautiful remnants of its past glory are still visible today. Marvel at the beauty of the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological zone that contains well-preserved monuments from the ancient city. Pay the admission fee (not included), then head inside to have a guided tour of the site, viewing numerous temples including the famous Temple of Concord (Tempio della Concordia), an immaculately preserved 5th-century structure, Temple of Olympian Zeus and Temple of Juno.

See the former theater used for the assembly of free citizens at the Ekklesiasterion, along with 3 sanctuaries and the necropolises of Montelusa, Moses and Pezzino.

Continue to Piazza Armerina in the Erean Mountains and marvel at the famous Villa Romana del Casale which has the finest collection of Roman polychrome mosaics, depicting scenes of hunting and recreation as well as representing mythological and historical episodes.

Re-board your coach and head back to Taormina where we will arrive in late afternoon.

Agrigento

Taormina

Departure dates:

Every Wednesday: from May to October

General Information:

Inclusions:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off,
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach,
  • Tour escort/host

The rate does not include:

  • Gratuities (optional);
  • Food and drinks;
  • Lunch;
  • Entrance fee to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento (approx. 11 eur)
  • Entrance fee to the Villa Romana in Piazza Armerina (approx. 10 eur)

Children policy:

  • Children from 0 to 2,9 years are free of charge
  • Children from 3 to 11,9 have 50% discount

Cancellation policy:

No penalities will be applied for cancellations received within 15:00 pm of the they before the excursion. For late cancellations, a penality of 50% of the booked tour will be applied.

Other Info:

Departure point:

You hotel in Taormina, Letojanni, Giardini Naxos, Sant’Alessio or Bus Terminal Recanati – Giardini Naxos

Departure time:

06:00 am from Bus Terminal of Recanati – for pick up from other meeting points, please see below

Arrival time:

19:00 pm approximately

Return details:

Returns to original departure point

Meeting Point: Pick up Time: Collected Hotels: Location:
Naxos Beach 05:55 am Naxos Beach In front of Hotel Naxos beach (back entrance) – Viale Apollo Archegeta, Giardini Naxos
Sant’Alphio Garden 05:55 am Sant’Alphio Garden Outside the hotel S.Alphio Garden (back entrance) – Viale Apollo Archegeta, Giardini Naxos
Recanati Bus terminal 06:00 am Baia degli Dei, Villa Linda, RG Naxos, Hellenia, Alexander, Villa Daphne, Kassiopea, Baia di Naxos at Bus Terminal Recanati – Viale Dionisio, 12,98035 Giardini Naxos
Pozzo Greco 06:05 am Villa S.Antonio at Ristorante Pozzo Greco Via Stracina, 33, Giardini Naxos
Sporting Baia 06:05 am Sporting Baia, Villa Athena, Sabbie d’oro, Villa Nefele, Kalaskisò, La Sirenetta, Panoramic, Kalos, Arathena, Nike, Porto Azzurro In front of Hotel Sporting Baia (seafront side): Via Lungomare Schisò – Giardini Naxos
Giardini Naxos waterfront 06:10 am La Riva, Tysandros, Baia Otello, Costa Azzurra, Villa Mora, Villa Pamar In front of Hotel Palladio, next to the church Parrocchia Maria Santissima Immacolata – Via Umberto, 470, Giardini Naxos ME (interbus bus stop)
Corallo 06:15 am Corallo In front of Hotel Corallo: Via Madonna della Rocca, 9, Taormina Mare (interbus bus stop)
Capotaormina 06:15 am Capotaormina In front of hotel Capotaormina: Via Nazionale, 105, Taormina (interbus bus stop)
Taormina beach cable way 06:20 am Mazzarò Sea Palace, Villa Bianca, Ipanema, Baia Azzurra, Villa S. Andrea, All the Hotels of Taormina city (2) Via Nazionale, Taormina ME Funivia (at the “Spiaggia la Pigna” junction)
Atlantis Bay 06:20 am Atlantis Bay, Villa Esperia In front of hotel Atlantis Bay Via Nazionale, 161 Taormina ME
Bay Palace 06:20 am Bay Palace, Baia delle Sirene In front of hotel Bay Palace Via Nazionale, 248, 98030 Taormina ME
Caparena 06:25 am Caparena In front of hotel Caparena: Via Nazionale, 189, Taormina (interbus bus stop)
Delle Palme 06:30 am Delle Palme, Albatros, Da Peppe, Sylesia, San Pietro, San Vincenzo, Le Tartarughe in front of hotel delle Palme on the upper road – Via Nazionale, (interbus bus stop)
Antares 06:30 am Antares, Le Terrazze, Olimpo, Calypso, Chrismare, Myosotis Apartments Bus Parking of Hotel Antares Via G. Chincherini, Letojanni (lower parking)
Silemi 06:25 am Silemi On the road at the Hotel Silemi bridge: Contrada Silemi, Letojanni
Baia Taormina (3) 06:40 am Baia Taormina, Crystal Sea Palace Outside of Baia Taormina, on the lower road, Via Nazionale Km 39 – Marina d’Agrò (Interbus stop)
Capo dei Greci (3) 06:35 am Capo dei Greci Outside of capo dei Greci Resort on the lower road – Via Nazionale, 421 – Sant’Alessio Siculo (Interbus stop)
Sant’Alessio (3) 06:20 am Elihotel, Solemare Outside of Elihotel – Via Lungomare, 274, Sant’Alessio Siculo

Important Notes:
1) The departure time of the excursion could be changed due to techincal reasons! We kindly ask you to contact our office at +39 327 059 4404 at least one day before the beginning of the tour to reconfirm the departure time and the meeting point.

2) Clients staying at the hotel in Taormina city center must reach the meeting point “Taormina cableway”. It is possible to book a extra transfer from the hotel to the meeting point and back at the cost of € 10 per person per way.

3) Clients staying at a hotel in the city of Sant Alessio Siculo and Marina d’Agro must pay a supplement for a transfer from the hotel to the meeting point “Antares”, € 5 one way

€ 60 P.P.