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Address: Contrada Barbaro, 91013 Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0924 952356
Description: This unfinished fifth-century Doric temple has everything but a roof and...
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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No Sicily Trip without Segesta

I know no other spot in Sicily were history, nature and views create so much magic. The unfinished temple unveiled some secrets of construction and a lot about political slyness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I know no other spot in Sicily were history, nature and views create so much magic. The unfinished temple unveiled some secrets of construction and a lot about political slyness (reading up on Wikipedia helped!). Surrounded by Ferula communis/Giant Fennel it’s a unique site even without “text”. Then took the shuttlebus up to the mountaintop theatre with its intriguing view... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

However, there should be more effort from the local authorities to maintain and preserve such a beautiful place. It was frankly a shame there were nobody there welcoming and offering a guided tour (for the right price this can being in new job opportunities and make tourists happier). The temple and the amphitheatre were covered of bush and raw grass.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

In my opinion it is very nice palce to visit. Not only due to breathtaking temple, but also due to beautiful views on hills and the canyon of the small river. We were with our 18 months child, so we could visit only the temple, because it was a short walk for him. I hope I will come someday to... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Just visited in April with wildflowers blanketing the hills. The temple is very evocative, with a setting on a hillside with beautiful views of the surrounding area. You should walk on both paths ( left and right of the visitor's center) to take great photos. It costs six euro , but the temple is a great testimony to architecture of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The tickets are cheap to view the temple. The temple itself is in a great location, the idyllic setting is lovely to take photographs. The walk uphill to the amphitheater is quite a steep hill, whilst the walk to the temple is rather short. I suggest to go with the coach uphill to the amphitheater as the wind and some... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

For only €6 ( children enter for free) you get to see the Temple which is very well preserved. That is a short 5 minute walk though uphill and in rugged terrain. The view is amazing. Then you walk to the other side and start walking uphill, along the pathway. It took us 45 minutes but it is well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We walked the short distance up the hill to see the temple. The columns and facade are still standing. It looked very beautiful against the blue sky. Well worth the walk up to take some stunning pictures.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed in nearby Castallamare del golfo and took the very scenic back roads to get to Segesta. On an unbelievably windy, cool spring day, the site was not overwhelmed with visitors. A few of us hiked to the theater (25 mins or so), while some took the shuttle bus. Views from the top are unbelievable. On the way down,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A must for anyone visiting Sicily. Amazing Doric architecture. The temple and Ampitheatre are in wonderful condition and fill access to them is permitted. A wonderful hike with great views of the surrounding wine country. On a good day you will be able to make out Mt Etna from the ruins of the Norman castle. Wonderful experience some of which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Segesta is a greek ruin over 2 hours away from Palermo. It was a lovely train ride with coastal views, sometimes we were very close to the coast. The train only went as far Armco then a small (rail) bus took us to Segesta (14 km) dropping us at ruin entrance, instead of the station, which was nice. We tried... More 

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