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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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Hasselt, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

If you are around in the area it is worth the trip, but I would not drive more then one hour to visit the place. The parking is free, entrance 6€ and the bus to the top 1.50€. The place is very well preserved and restoration work nicely done, the view on the top must have been in the past... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Great photo opportunities at the Ampitheater and the Theater, the theater is a must see - the fact that it has remained intact for over 2000 years is a tribute to some excellent architects so long ago. The views are also spectatular from the back-side of the theater. Bus tickets are 1.50 euro each to get to the top of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Temple ....amphitheatre.... Great views ....worth a peak, wouldn't go crazy about it, but does the job if your looking to get out for an afternoon for a spin.

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Vilseck, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

While I was less impressed with the ruins than I thought I'd be, I really enjoyed the hike and views of the surrounding hills and valleys. My husband enjoyed the ruins as I was supposed to. So between us, it was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The parking was easy and free, but information at the starting point... More

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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39 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Hard to fathom the engineering marvel this temple is to have withstood the tests of time: weather, pollution, earthquakes, and man. Don't miss it if you can avoid it. Particularly if you are short of time in Sicily and can't make it to Siracusa or Agrigento.

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Amazing arqueological site, the temple and amphytheater are really well preserved. You´ll have to walk a bit up a slope (and back down) so wear comfy shoes!

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Ottawa, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This site is worth the drive from Palermo. The vista from the coliseum ruins on the top of the mountain alone is worth the drive. Breathtaking view. As for the ancient site, it is truly incredible that is is so well preserved and in this condition. The coliseum and temple are in remarkable condition. Would suggest taking the bus to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My wife and I visited the ancient city of Segesta in August while staying at Paceco near Trapani in eastern Sicily and found it a wonderfully moving experience. The two highlights are the wonderfully preserved Greek temple dating from the 4th century BC and similarly wonderfully preserved and sited amphitheatre on the top of the hill where much of the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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114 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Smart people those Greeks. They chose a striking position for their temple and an even more magnificent spot - atop the hill over-looking the valley far below - for their Teatro. Whether you are into archeology or not, a couple of hours visiting this site will leave you in awe of the people who built these ancient architectural wonders. This... More

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Malta, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Yes, even if you do not know anything about archaeology, just go to Segesta, have a look around and see for yourself how very alike human beings are! The need to express ourselves in a tangible way, to have a link with something we believe in. If you have time for Mothia, go for it as well, but I would... More

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