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Greek Temples of Paestum

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Address: Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
Description: Founded by Greek colonists, the ancient city of Poseidonia dates from 600...
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.
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Fantastic Greek temples of Paestum. Close to Paestum train station. I was looking for a shop to get a drink when i turned to be stunned by the beauty of the first temple i saw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Greek temples of Paestum. Close to Paestum train station. I was looking for a shop to get a drink when i turned to be stunned by the beauty of the first temple i saw. All 3 are different and truely magestic. They are seriously big. The compound is littered with ruins and has a great museum. Here you will... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I am so glad we went in January as I could imagine this place would be very busy. Its an impressive site and larger than I expected. Parking was easy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

not much more can be said about this place that has not already been written here. Simply one of the most amazing experiences in life to be walking amongst these centuries old ruins. Going on a sunny winter day was great, very few people to get in the way of your photos. The museum adds to the experience. Very informative.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

we traveled from Positano by SITA to Salerno with luggage, then caught a regional train to Paestum which was all very easy and cheap, to see this beautiful place. Make the effort it's worth it! The next day we cycled from our hotel back to explore and almost had the ruins to ourselves. It was a lovely sunny day and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've been to Greece so hesitated visiting here but so glad I did. I liked reading about Greek and Roman history in southern Italy and viewing the three large temples, Ceres, Neptune and Hera and wandering the grounds. Archeologists figure this ancient city had a population of about 13,000. It was an easy hour+ train trip from Naples and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Having lived in Rome for 40 years and visited Athens during the summer of 2014 I was overwhelmed to discover how well preserved the Greek Temples are at Paestum when I visited there at New Year. We stayed in Paestum at the Hotel delle Palme which was excellent - perfect service and unbelievable food and entertainment for New Year's Eve.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

as we arrived there by night 2 amazing temples appear in front of us. we were looking forward to see it next day with day light. the temples are more conserved than in Greece. as there were not so many tourist visiting this place I think this site is not well known and to be honest if it wasn't for... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited here in October 2013. We were staying in Positano and the only way we could make this visit was by way of a personal driver from Rainbow Limousines, so we made a day of visiting various areas. This site was founded by the Greeks in the 6th century BC and is the most important ancient Greek site south... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Have you ever fancied how would it be to live in a greek-latin city? Well, apart from Ercolano and Pompei, near to Naples you find the greek ruins of the old Paestum. Those are the ruins of a huge acropolis. There, you can still see the Hera, Apol·lo and Posidon temples. They are really well preserved and although you cannot... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Paestum is a historian dream-come-true! Everyone who loves ancient monuments will adore Paestum's Greek Temples. The temples are extremely well-preserved. Plus, there are ruins from the Roman period of the ancient town, so one can really admire the ancient town. The museum is near-by as well. Be careful with the opening times. They are different in the summer than in... More 

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