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Address: Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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Founded by Greek colonists, the ancient city of Poseidonia dates from...

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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Not much to add other than saying that these are probably the best preserved Greek temples in the world.

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Trieste, Italy
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Trieste, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not much to add other than saying that these are probably the best preserved Greek temples in the world.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best-preserved Greek temples are not in Greece, but in Italy: Agrigento in Sicily, and Paestum in the Cilento. Paestum (ancient Poseidonia) was a Greek colony in the 7th/6th c. B.C.E. and has three gigantic Doric temples. Unfortunately you can't walk through them, but you get a good sense of how the Greeks laid out their sacred area(s) and what... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

To think that we might have missed this if we hadn't been doing a house exchange in the area! The temples are magnificent and quite accessible for those of reduced mobility. Far better preserved than the parthenon, the temples here are at the crest of slight slopes with easy to walk paths through the ruins of the rest of the... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When I was studying Ancient History many decades ago I was mesmerised by the photo of these temples but had never had the opportunity to visit until our cruise ship had a port call at nearby Salerno. Not one to miss out on this opportunity, we hired a private car and English-speaking driver for a whopping Euros 400 for nine... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most interesting archaeological sites I've visited for a long time. There are extensive remains of three temples together with parts of the ancient town, amphitheater and other structures. We had an excellent site guide and you can also get a good audio guide I believe. There was hardly anybody else on site in late October,... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing that this site is hardly known as it has three large Greek temples as big as the Parthenon and in better condition as well as forum, amphitheatre, residential area and a very nice setting/Reeks of history and very quiet in November.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mind boggling antiquity to walk around in and experience close up. Visit in the late afternoon and have a snack or drink at one of the small cafes!

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Portland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 2nd visit to the ancient Greek city now called Paestum. On this occasion I used the 8.41 am train from Salerno which arrived at Paestum at about 9.15 am. I found the train to be more convenient than the No 34 bus used in 2013. At the Paestum train station there is an information office where the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a friend of mine and this place is beautiful. Well preserved with helpful audio guides and plenty of places to enjoy a bit of coffee or a nice meal. Get your walking shoes on and stroll through these ancient ruins for hours. Good fun.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a famous WH Site. If you like Pompeii than you will love this as is much easier to navigate. You can easily do the entire site in six hours. Filled with interesting and historical information and be sure to visit the restaurant on this site as it too is wonderfull

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