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Greek Temples of Paestum

Paestum, Capaccio, 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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Manchester
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Visited on 1st July 2014 with a Thomson trip. For those making their own way there,the entrance and ticket office are within the grounds of a restaurant "Ristorante Nettuno". All 3 temples were amazing and I can't believe how in tact they all are. There are other ruins as well as the temples, but unfortunately the ruins do go slightly... More

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Toronto, Canada
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Absolutely worth a visit. The Park opens in the morning and closes before sundown, but I recommend hanging around after closing time. All the temples are visible from outside and the view at sundown is mesmerizing. There are some benches you can sit on while you wait for the sun to go down.

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Hawkshead, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had long wanted to visit and despite several trips to the Amalfi coast had never made it - driving along the Autostrade and then through some fairly industrial towns such as the beautifully named Battipaglia which wasn't as beautiful from what we saw via the main road, I hoped that we were not going to be disappointed - I... More

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Although the temples are something to see, the grounds are in terrible shape. The signs in front of all the displays are old and worn. The worst is that there is no one inside keeping people off the relics.It looks like no one has cared about the property for years. Sad for such a treasure

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Harker Heights, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Experiencing these temples during the week that we spent in Paestum was like a personal journey into the past, without the usual hype. Come here. See this. Believe this. The stuff that is here is beyond belief. See the museum across the street from the temples.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I and our two teenage sons stayed at the Oleandri Resort in Paestum last summer. One of the high points of the trip was our visit to the nearby Greek ruins. We rode bikes from the resort to the ruins and then toured on our own with a guide book. A guided tour would probably be the... More

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Rancho Mirage, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I just returned from my second visit to Paestum and still feel I need to go back a third time. The ruins are fabulous. The three temples are simply amazing. The museum has many wonderful artifacts that were found among the ruins. Both times I visited there were very few people. I know that will change as the word spreads,... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I planned our trip to Rome, Sorrento, and Amalfi from Chicago and wanted to insure that we had the opportunity to see Paestum. The Greek ruins in Paestum rival those in Athens. I found GoldenTours International on the Internet and booked the day trip from Sorrento online. You always take a chance doing this so I had my fingers crossed.... More

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Berkeley, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We rented a car in Naples specifically for Paestum. We stayed in Positano and drove there. This was in early April and the tour buses and ferries were not in full swing. The drive was a good hour and forty- five minutes. We went on a weekday. The ruins were wonderful, although we were told only about 10 percent are... More

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Bracknell
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

In addition to 3 Greek temples in remarkable state of preservation there are extensive Roman remains of what was an extensive settlement and gives a good illustration of the relationship between the two cultures. Site was not crowded when we visited on a weekend day. Tickets for museum and site on sale in the museum which is very close to... More

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