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Greek Temples of Paestum

Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Paestum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: Founded by Greek colonists, the ancient city of Poseidonia dates from 600 B.C. It was abandoned for centuries, but the remarkably well-preserved Greek... more » Owner description: Founded by Greek colonists, the ancient city of Poseidonia dates from 600 B.C. It was abandoned for centuries, but the remarkably well-preserved Greek temples were excavated in the mid-18th century. « less
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

fabulous greek ruins , very impressive and not too busy . you have to be prepared to drive across the grass and backtrack frequently but you will be able to see all the sites up close . museum is accessible and worth a visit .

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Several very large temples, on a well preserved site. Good easy access around with facilities and some cafes. Museum entry included in ticket price. About an hour and a half drive from Amalfi coast. I`d recommend the SP175 coastal road from Sorrento, rather than the SS18 and the E45. Much less hassle and traffic. Not too many tourists, but well... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I toured Paestum as part of a guided group, which was helpful since there is minimal background information provided amongst the ruins. The Greek temples are lovely examples of simple Doric temples and fairly intact. One of them was modified along the way for use as a basilica, and there are other examples of intervention/interpretation where things were rebuilt or... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was a long drive down the Amalfi coast but so worth it. Not too many people here. Temples are just amazing. Fantatic walk and great pictures. A real treasure and not too commercial. Our driver even tried to talk us out of going there and thank goodness we didn't let him. Such a find. Museum is interesting and even... More

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very interesting, well preserved Greek Temples. If they were easier to get to this place would be mobbed. Don't miss it

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to visit this city in May this year and be able to see a well-preserved Greek town with Greek temples and theatre in a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. This ancient Greek city lies on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magne, Graecia. The main aim to visit this place is to explore the site remain of... More

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Cugnoli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It costs 10 euro pp to enter but that includes a visit to the Museum. Parking is free! It makes you wonder how on earth the Greeks built such fabulous temples so long ago and that they are still quite intact, very impressive. The rest of the city is not signposted very well but it is nice to stroll round.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is beautiful. An entire Ancient Greek city and two temples, remains of the theatre...it takes your breath away. It was really neat, and there are little shops and cafés across the road, where you can stroll and sip espresso. Tree lined streets and a view of the mountains...just perfect!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Important to see the temples both during the day and after dark. Would have liked an information leaflet.

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Milano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Magna Grecia temples are magnificent. Even if not very well known, they are awesome, grandiose and also well kept. At the entrance, we hired a guide who turned out to be excellent. Her name is Adele Maresca: I strongly recommend her. Don't forget to visit the museum. It really worths.

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