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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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North Tustin, CA
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped on our way to Erice for a quick visit to the temple only. The location is scenic and our pictures are wonderful.

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Lyneham, England, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A lovely location on hills inland with fine views but a little disappointed by the ruins, although the theatre makes the trip worth it. Do take the bus (additional 3 euros only) as it would be a long and hot walk from the entrance! Entrance fee 24 euros for two quite steep.

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Maastricht
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Having seen various historic sites before such as the temples at Paestum, Knossos on Crete and Pompei, I was still impressed by the temple and theatre of Segesta. A sure must see for anyone who loves temples and historic sites, or for anyone who simply wants to be impressed by these remnants of ancient civilizations. Both the temple and theatre... More

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Lancs UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We're British, we don't need to take the bus up hill in the late afternoon heat, through paths where the bugs ate our ankles without any obvious signposts... maybe the bus would have been easier! Tickets for the bus are separate to the entry fee (bus tickets from the shop). Still, there were some good opportunities for photos on the... More

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Florence, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was a wonderful way to take in a taste of ancient history within the area. It is not too difficult or time consuming so it's great if you are traveling on and just want to stop to get in some culture between the beautiful beaches of Castellamare, Parco dello Zingaro and San Vito Lo Capo nearby. The temple is... More

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cadier en keer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When you are in this area a must see. The temple is situated in a beautifull natural surrounding, if it was not so hot that day in august, we would have liked to walk in the beautiful canyon. The walk to the very nice greek theatre (about 1.5 mk?) was not a real treat in this summer heat, many take... More

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Asheville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This excursion, including visit to temple, theatre and other ruin sites was worh the 8 euro cost. Bus to the top should be included in price (but is extra), but the walk was nice and we saw places whch are not availble on the bus. The views from both temple, as well as the top at the Greek theatre were... More

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Washington DC
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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