Acragas (Ἀκρáγας): Greek town in southern Sicily, modern Agrigento.
Acragas had two building phases: the sixth-fifth century, and the period between 340 and the First Punic War. The temples that attract so many tourists to Agrigento date back to the first period. The urban remains, a bit more to the north of the temples, date to the second period. The citadel was always in use, and is occupied by the modern city.
From east to west, a visitor will see:
- The Temple of Hera (or Juno)
- The so-called Temple of Concord
- A Christian cemetery with a catacomb
- The Temple of Heracles
- The Temple of Zeus
- The Sanctuary of the Chthonic Deities (also known as the Temple of Castor and Pollux) with a city gate and several other buildings