Eryx is located on the top of a solitary mountain that dominates the west side of Sicily. It is the ancient site of the sanctuary of Astarte and one of the towns of the Elimians. The Phoenicians payed honour to the goddess whenever their ships touched Sicily. Later the Romans brought the cult of the goddess, which they called Venus, to Rome as the Venus Ericina.
Castello di Venere
Tel: +39 366 6712832
Openingtimes: April, May 10:00 - 18:00; June to July 15th and September 15th to October 31st 10:00 - 19:00; July 15th to September 15th 10:00 - 20:00; In the winter on Saturday and Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Prices: Euro 4,00 (Euro 2,00 reduced)
Website: Fondazione Erice Arte
The information has been updated for 2016 but prices and opening hours may vary.