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Tempio di Segesta (Tempio Influenza Greca)

Contrada Barbaro, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
+39 0924 952356
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites
Owner description: This unfinished fifth-century Doric temple has everything but a roof and an interior, and the huge structure seems unaffected by time. A small theater... more » Owner description: This unfinished fifth-century Doric temple has everything but a roof and an interior, and the huge structure seems unaffected by time. A small theater atop a nearby hill offers visitors a stunning view of green hills and the deep blue hues of the sea below. « less
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a beautiful hike, you must go to the ruins in Segesta! It is an uphill climb, my fitbit read 53 floors, but on a paved road it is very easy and extremely rewarding! I won't tell you what you will see when you get to the top as it was a wonderful surprise! The views... More

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I don't know how they worked out it was a 20 minute walk to the amphitheatre, though, we decided to walk and regretted it almost immediately. I didn't time our walk UP to the other areas but it was a 35 minute walk DOWN. I think it must have taken nearer 45 minutes to walk there than 20. Unless temperatures... More

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Standish, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The temple is beautiful and very well preserved. While we were there the was scaffolding at one end, but this didn't detract from our visit in any way. It was not at all overcrowded and we could roam the area at our leisure. After a light lunch at the cafe we took the shuttle bus to the amphitheatre which is... More

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malta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

If you like the histroy this temple is a must. It is situated on a hill.We went in september and it was still hot so we took the bus to take us up. We paid 1.50 euros each. If it is not hot i recomend to go up by walk to see the nice views.

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Hampshire, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A beautiful temple with only a bit of scaffolding! Guide books recommend visiting early or late but we were there midday like most. Easy walk to temple but get the bus (€1.50 return) to the top of hill to see theatre and castle etc. To get best photo of temple, walk a little way up the hill road to get... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

In the case if you already spent on Sicilia couple of days and used to see around you only the famous (and other) Baroque building, the getaway will be a relief even if you are not very much in Ancient Greek/ Roman architecture or history. As was mentioned already, the views are splendid and the climbing itself makes you a... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We took the back roads from Castellemare de Golfo, rather than motorway, to get here, which was interesting in itself. Fantastic scenery all the way. The views from amphitheatre are the most stunning though - worth the long , winding climb to the summit. Don't take the shuttle bus, unless you really need to. We are two unfit, over 60s,... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On a very hot day (41) travelled to the temple and amphitheater, very impressive. If you like the classical buildings very enjoyable but the view of the valley is gorgeous too.

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Taormina, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Off the beaten track but well worth the effort! I have visited 3 times and I never mind going back. Take the shuttle bus up the hill for the Greek amphitheater too!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

In compare to other archaeological sites you will not find something special, but it is not so bad. I've found interesting placed very high Greek Theater, pictures there perfect...

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