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Tempio di Segesta (Tempio Influenza Greca)

Address: Contrada Barbaro, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0924 952356
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This unfinished fifth-century Doric temple has everything but a roof and an interior, and the huge...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Just off of the main highway between Palermo and Trapani is one of the many surviving and remarkably enact ruins from the 5th century BC. Best known for the beautiful temple, there is much more, including a nice theatre whose attendees were treated to both entertainment and a fabulous view of the Mediterranean Sea. Other ruins abound and others have... More 

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Pahoa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The temple is a ever nice clean site. But the view from the theater is the wow factor! On a clear day the view goes for ever love it! Pay €1.50 to take the bus.Its long up that hill walk!

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Arlington Heights IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Temple of Segesta is an amazingly complete example of a Doric temple built towards the end of the 5th century BC. The temple was never finished but the sheer size of the columns and cornice are amazing. Construction was stopped because of war and surrender to the Carthaginians, never to be resumed.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Both the Temple and the Theatre are very well preserved, the Temple is close to the entrance of the site, whereas the Theatre is a bit of a climb ... During warmer weather, since there is no shade, it could be prudent to rather take the bus from the base of the complex, up to the theatre, rather than walk.... More 

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely place with breath taking views of the surrounding countryside, its an amazing place to visit.

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Valley Stream, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We visited Segesta in October. The temple is so well preserved, it's hard to imagine it was built in the 400's BC. The views are breathtaking. We drove to the site and took the bus up the mountain. It was a bit tough for my 85 year old mother-in-law, but she was a trooper. There are restrooms, a restaurant and... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

we drove out our very first day in sicily from cefalu. the drive along the coast was gorgeous and we had spectacular sunshine. the ancient site is so peaceful and beautiful. not crowded- we almost had it all to ourselves . we took the bus up to the teatro and walked back down and to the temple. don't miss it.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

By the time we climbed the hill I had forgotten the Teatro was up there among the ruins. When I saw it it was worth the climb. That and the view back to the incredible Temple, also a must visit.

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Saffron Walden, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I'd been to Sicily many times but never been able to get to Segesta. (Difficult without a car or bus.) Thanks to Prestige Holidays, I made it this time. The temple is set in the midst of rolling hills, beautifully presented in the simplest way possible. Even better is the Greek theatre, high above the temple (there is a shuttle... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Temple of Segesta is set on a small hill bordering a canyon and just the site is a pleasure to discover. The golden tone of the huge stones of the temple make it stand out and the sheer size of the building only strikes you when you approach. The Temple is being repaired and you cannot go inside it.... More 

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