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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, Cultural
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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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Maplewood, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW 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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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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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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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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