Friday, June 11, 2010
Friday, June 11th, Agrigento
We visited the temples built by two civilizations that fought on this island on behalf of two waring parts of the Greek civilization in 450 BC, shortly before Athen's defeat by Sparta in the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC. Rivaling the Parthenon in size and detail, temples at each are located on hills overlooking amazingly fertile valleys and gorgeous coastlines.
Right now, we're in a beautiful suite in a two-story B&B a block from the beach looking out across palm trees to a turquoise sea. i'm trying to decide whether to put on my bathing suit and go for a swim before we all head off in search of a restaurant for dinner. It's 7:15pm, and Ken is taking a well-deserved nap (he did the bulk of the driving as usual today), and Pat is writing in her journal.
Tomorrow, we'll go to the local museum before completing our visit to the Valley of Temples and heading off to Siracusa.
To see the photos taken today, click on: Sicilian Greek Temples
ps. That's langostina (rock lobster) in pasta we had for lunch.