10 Most Famous Greek Temples: Valley of the Temples

The Temple of Concordia

Located on a ridge outside the city of Agrigento, Sicily lie the remains of seven Greek temples called the Valley of the Temples. The Temple of Concordia, built in the 5th century BC, is the best preserved in the Valley and is one of the largest and best preserved Doric style temples still standing. The Doric columns are 7 meters (22 feet) high including the capitals and have a diameter of 1.3 meters (4.5 feet) at the base. Other temples include the Temple of Juno, used for the celebration of weddings, and the Temple of Heracles, the oldest Temple at the site which today consists of only eight columns.