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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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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I first visited the archaeological park in 2012. We enjoyed our visit so much that we came back again in 2014. We had a good guidebook of the site and had read extensively about it. In 2014 we also shared a very interesting, informative audioguide. It did not have a headset or earphones; it played out loud... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Fabulous examples of Greek, followed by Roman, buildings including huge temples and a Roman ampitheatre - where, yes, they did have lions!!

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Central Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The temples at Paestum are remarkably well preserved, and quite amazingly beautiful. These are among the best preserved Greek temples anywhere in the world, and worth some effort to get to see. The site is compact, mostly flat, and there is reasonably good signage in both Italian and English. When we visited, the site was surprisingly uncrowded, which made the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The temples are well preserved and sit in an enormous and well excavated town. The museum across the road tells the story very well and we bought tickets which gave us entry on each of the three days we stayed. What is most remarkable is how the visitors seem to spread across the site, it felt almost as though we... More

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Torcy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Went to paestrum from massa lubrense area, drive took approx 1 hr 30 mins. Parking €2.50 for full day. Fantastic site, not too many tourists about even for August. Temples are amazing. Very peaceful site. Well worth the drive. Visit the museum to see the tomb of the diver. Well worth the effort.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Fantastically well preserved Greek temples open from 9 until sunset. Good museum featuring fascinating Greek paintings included in the ten euro admission charge. Kids are free.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We came across Paestum by accident, so driving down the road to suddenly see a massive ancient wall was strange but then saw the grand temples was breath taking. The ancient history is everywhere here and you can walk fairly freely through the remains of Greek and roman homes. The only shame is that it does not look like it... More

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Rotterdam, Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited the Greek temples of Paestum in July 2014 and we were absolutely amazed. Especially the Tempio di Nettuno (5th century BC) is simply breathtaking: it is the best preserved of the three temples and it has an upper level with even more pillars. It even seemed more intact than a few of the more famous temples in Greece!... More

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Boucherville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Greek Temples of Paestum is a must. In the same range than Pompei!! It is incredible to imagine those monuments have been made 2 500 years ago. We see that, in those years, they were as well organized as we are. The society had a social organization very similar to our with hotel, restaurants, running water, etc.

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Newbridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have visited the Temples many times and they still amaze us, the Museum is very good and surrounding cafés are great.

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