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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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Washington DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This temple is a well preserved ruin. It was definitely worth the short walk to see. We passed the turn-off on our trip from Palermo to Maderia, and visited the site at the spur of the moment. Very nice view from the hill top. I don't know if I would make this a destination, however. Also, it is not accessible,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing historic site. The Greek style temple is in excellent condition and well looked after. We have beautiful pictures of it with a stunning Sicily countryside backdrop. For a small additional fee go up the hill on the bus (or walk if you have time) to see the spectacular theatre with views back to the Mediterranean.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A gem in the countryside!! It just appears. You can hike up to the temple & admire the beauty of it & the views, which are awesome. Then take the bus over to the theatre. We were there during some of the sirocco winds which added to the whole experience. It was my first time there with cousins I had... More

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Viseu, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Segesta remains one of the most magical, romantic corners of Italy. 5 stars to this place ... up the hill and admire the temple inserted in the landscape ... if you're lucky, sit on the slopes covered with wild flowers.

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London
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was built by the indigenous population, as we were constantly reminded.Notice boards provide adequate tourist information, but a guide book will help. Dispensing with the pedantry, this is a spectacular site from the well-preserved temple to the wonderful view from the theatre. It is well worth a couple of hours and the bus certainly helps. Don't let the random... More

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Hilperton, England
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

An opportunity to two treasures from antiquity in their natural setting, away from any other buildings, in the depth of the Sicilian countryside. Well worth the visit and hike to the temple and you can get a bus to the theatre to save your legs! Spectacular views over the green countryside can be enjoyed too.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went on our last day, glad we didn't miss it, went by scooter great fun. There is a bus up to the amphitheatre but walk is very scenic.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

If you're in the area near Trapani, Sugesta is worth a visit! It's a short drive and is jaw dropping amazing. Segesta is one of the best preserved and most beautiful of all the Greek archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. We did not have the time to visit the Valley of the Temples and found that this trip satisfied our... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This site is in a rural setting, and the amphitheater was built into a hilltop with a beautiful view of the countryside. The temple and amphitheater were designed and built by the Greeks. The amphitheater was later modified by the Romans, Arabs, Normans, and probably others. The post-Greek occupiers recycled parts of the original structure into later architecture, which was... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Well preserved ruins of a temple and an amphitheatre on a hilltop with spectacular views. Minibus to the top essential because of the heat. Decent food available. Serviceable toilets. Dreadful car park and insufficient information boards around the site. Worth it just for the views though.

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