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Agrigento, 128km's south of Palermo, has been lauded as one of the most enthralling, unforgettable sightseeing spots in all of Europe. This is not because of its uninspiring modern town, but because of the fabulous Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples), which was the catalyst of historic transformation through ancient times. To get around more freely and independently, why not purchase cheap car hire in Agrigento right here with us. The majority of tourists opt for car rentals as their favoured choice of transport, so you wont regret it.
The town pales in comparison to the temples, although the Abbazia di Santo Spirito, a 13th century church, merits a visit. With its Gothic façade and ornate Baroque interior, it is the town’s chief historical site. The intricately designed windows around the church are particularly interesting.
Just below the town, you’ll find the marvellous Valle dei Templi, home to some of the greatest Greek ruins in the world. In the 6th century BC, this was where Greek colonists thrived in their intellectual dominance until losing the town to the Carthaginians in 406 BC. The Romans succeeded in capturing the town in 210 BC.
One of the grandest temples is the Temple of Concord, referred to locally as Tempio della Concordia, which was built in peripheral hexastyle, with thirteen columns on its side, six columns in front and six more in the back. The oldest temple is the Temple of Hercules, referred to locally as Tempio di Ercole. Here visitors can still see evidence of the fires set by Carthaginian invaders.
After a tiring day visiting the many temples, you should visit Ristorante il Dehor. Vaunted as one of the best restaurants in Sicily, it features traditional cuisine served in lavish surroundings. The restaurant is situated five km's west of town, in the Foresteria Baglio della Luna Hotel.
To reach the city by air, you’ll have to fly into Palermo's Falcone Borsellino Airport, Sicily’s largest, which is located about 30km's west of Palermo on the A29 highway. Transport Facilities at the airport are plentiful, with taxis, shuttles, buses and car rentals all servicing the area of Agrigento.
Car rental suppliers operating at the airport from desks near the exit are; Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Holiday Car Rental, Maggiore, National, Auto Europa, Dollar, Locauto, Sixt, and Sicily Rent Car. We compare quotes from even more suppliers, so if you would like to book cheap car hire in Agrigento, let us compare the market for you.
The train trip from Palermo to Agrigento takes 1 hour, 30 minutes. There are 11 trains daily to the main rail station.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).