Hints are flying around the dinner table on how best to see the Valley of the Temples, Agrigento’s claim to fame.
The most important one, we are told, is to catch a taxi from the parking area to the other end of the park. An easy walk then leads you back to the car park, via the temples.
It will be the best 2E per person you spend that day! Look for the sign!
After crossing the road, we come to the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Temple of Castor and Pollux which is being restored.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus would have been one of the largest built.
The five steps on which it was built are still standing. In between the columns would have been giant statues called Telamon. A replica of one of the Telamons, which was not in fragments, can be seen. The original is in the Archaeological Museum
Under the passway and we are back at the car park. Easy!!
The decision is made to drive home via the Scala dei Turchi, Italy’s white cliffs.
A detour on the road flusters the tom tom but all of a sudden they appear, standing out against the blue sea.