By Tom Allin
After kicking back for 24 hours in San Leone, a small beach town, it was time to
move on. However, first we had to explore the Valley of the Temples.
The ancient city of Akragas’s surviving temples, especially the Temple of Concord,
has earned it the name: Valley of the Temples. We parked the 4Runner at the
bottom end of the site, took a taxi to the upper level of the site and ticket office,
bought tickets, and began our downhill walk – no uphill for these two savvy
The first temple we came to was Temple of Hera. This temple dates to the 5th
century BC. A portion of the sacrificial alter – animals not humans – is in the far left
interior of the photograph.