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This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for many visitors. One TripAdvisor user says "the only thing more difficult than describing the beauty is trying to comprehend the length of its history." The Valley of the Temples, Valle dei Templi, is actually not a valley -- but a ridge, and it's covered with seven temples constructed in the Doric style back in the 5th century B.C. The seven are each dedicated to different deities, including Zeus, Hephaestus, Hera and Heracles.
You'll find this compilation of ruined Greek temples in southwestern Sicily in the town of Agrigento. The Valley of the Temples, which used to be free, now charges about €10 EUR (about $14 USD) per person for admission. The site is open daily and with regular hours from about 9 a.m. to about 7 p.m. Frommer's says, "The temples are especially stunning at night, when they're floodlit." Evening hours run from about 7:30 to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday and from about 7:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays.
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