Valley of temples Sicily.

@garymarsh6 (12100)
United Kingdom
October 4, 2015 4:22am CST
This beautiful Sunday morning what more apt than to tell you about the Valley of Greek Temples at Agrigento on the Italian island of Sicily. We visited this site on a very hot day. There was very little cover so we walked from the top right down to the bottom in the blistering heat. It was around 36C (96.8F). At one point I felt a bit dizzy so downed half a bottle of water which helped to cool me down a little. The photo is one of a temple that might be recognisable as the symbol for the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation. UNESCO
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@MALUSE (31751)
• Denmark
4 Oct 15
There wasn't only a Greek settlement. The south of Italy (not only Sicily) was part of Greece. -- I'm disappointed about this post. I'm sure there's more to tell. If I hadn't been there nyself, what would I know now after reading your post?
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
There is much to learn of course and hopefully it has whet your appetite to find out! I don't think mylot is a site to give massive reviews just snippets. I knew as I was typing it that there was so much to write about it but I will save that for elsewhere!
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@MALUSE (31751)
• Denmark
4 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 There is a middle way between a tiny and a massive review IMHO.
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@Rollo1 (16688)
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Oct 15
I wouldn't have recognized it, but it's a very interesting sight nonetheless. I doubt I would voluntarily go anywhere quite so warm unless it was air conditioned. lol
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
It is one of seven temples this one is the most intact. The others are basically ruins!
@LadyDuck (118634)
• Switzerland
4 Oct 15
Sicily is beautiful, but it is very hot. The valley of temples looks alike a Greek landscape.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
It certainly does Anna. There was a big Greek settlement there centuries ago and they left this legacy!
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@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
5 Oct 15
Wow! I would love to visit this kind of places. :) My dream is to visit the Great Wall of China and Pyramids in Egypt.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
5 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH The Great Wall of China is amazing as are the Terracotta Warriors and so are the pyramids of Giza you will be stunned by them!
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@wiLLmaH (8167)
• Singapore, Singapore
6 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 Have you seen them?
@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
6 Oct 15
@wiLLmaH Yes I have been to see them. It is really well worth going to China to see these marvellous things.
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@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
4 Oct 15
I sure like to visit this place, but not walking in such heat. I have enough of heat and humidity in my country, so I like to travel to cooler region to chill out. I like Spring and Autumn, because we do not have such season in our country.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
Haha yes we like to go to hot places and those in hot places like to come to cool down!
@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
4 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 I recommend Cambodia. Cambodia is extremely hot and dry. When you travel there for a few days, you can lose a few pounds simply because you are drying out under the hot sun. Angkor Wat is worth a visit!
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
@scheng1 I have been to Cambodia and found that to be the hottest most uncomfortable place I have ever been. Angkor Wat was so wonderful it actually made me cry seeing it for the first time! It is even worse than Singapore my friend!
@allknowing (55156)
• India
11 Oct 15
We were in Italy but no one told us about this place. Actually it was a package tour and covered Rome, Pisa and Venice No one told us about the Gelato ice cream too.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
OH my word no one told you about the delicious ice cream. I would suggest they were trying to keep it secret so they could have it all for themselves! Ha there is much to Italy that is waiting to be discovered! I hope you get the chance to return!
@allknowing (55156)
• India
12 Oct 15
@garymarsh6 I know Italy has a lot. We did see a lot though including the Trevi Fountain
@Asylum (46826)
• Manchester, England
7 Oct 15
Architecture of that calibre always looks better when stood alone as this is rather than occupying a spot in a populated township.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
It certainly does but then look at the Pyramids these days being encroached by Pizza Hut and KFC can you believe.
@bluesa (11904)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Oct 15
You can almost feel the heat coming off that photo, with that blue sky so bright from sun. Great to know that this temple is the symbol for UNESCO.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
7 Oct 15
It was quite a sight with the azure blue sky behind it. Lovely!
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@Tampa_girl7 (21305)
• United States
4 Oct 15
I do enjoy hearing about your travels.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
I am sure you would love to travel too Marie.
@PainsOnSlate (19021)
• Canada
4 Oct 15
It sounds like a hot but beautiful place to visit. I've never been anywhere outside of the Americas except to a few islands here and there. My husband is of Greek decent and we plan on visiting next year but are watching the economy too.
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@garymarsh6 (12100)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 15
Your Dollar will hopefully buy a lot while you are there it is much stronger against the Euro and the pound at the moment,
@TheHorse (51585)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Oct 15
Looks pretty cool! Are you allowed to touch it? How far did you have to walk?