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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
84047 Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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All reviews amalfi coast well worth the effort ancient greek temples day trip amazing site train station worth the trip awe inspiring hidden gem guide book walk around two hours late afternoon century bc in excellent condition across the road entrance fee
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No crowds and a large area of amazing archeological finds. If you love Pompeii or the Roman Colosseum add it to your list of must see places

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JuliePollard
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had been wanting to visit here for some time and was not disappointed. The temples are all preserved very well considering their age. You can walk in two of them too, which adds to the visit greatly. Take your time and soak up the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ed1985365
Reviewed 4 days ago

Rather than being in Italy it felt like we were walking in Greece...500BC. This site features 3 fabulous temples...and accessible at close range. The site is well signed but audio tours are worthwhile. The best part is that there are not massive amounts of tourists...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour was great. Very nice views from the top of place. Some nice mountains wear reasonable shoes... Fine memories in fact.!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank VictorVT_3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do if you are in Salerno. You are away from hordes of other tourists. It’s a lovely 15 minute walk down a country lane from the train station. Visit the museum then check out the ruins. It’s a lovely way to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we visited these ruins. Not too many crowds and still being excavated. Feel part of history and able to get up close to massive columns and temples. Parking availability good at €3 all day. Make sure you turn right at crossroads at village...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank twetwe
Reviewed 1 week ago

An immersive experience. This Greek archeological site was thrilling. The tickets are for the museum and the site. I suggest that you take a moment to view the exhibitions on the first floor of the museum first. That will give you an idea of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank sbenjamen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place which is not so famous and almost as interesting as Pompeii. If you are history freak than this is a place for you - not to crowded but with very interesting places!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Denis P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good interesting site, could have done with a few more information boards dotted around maybe.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gareth Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing many sites across southern Italy over the years, we are so happy to have found Paestum. The museum and park are away from the crowds south of the Amalfi Coast. You can get close to the Greek temples of Hera, Athena & Neptune,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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August 13, 2019|
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Response from SuperSavvyTravelers | Reviewed this property |
I've been there in both April and June and in both cases just bought tickets at the ticket desk there with no line and no problems.
Patricia R
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Betty08WhiteRock_BC | Reviewed this property |
We got to Paestum via a local bus from the beachside hotel where we stayed (Hotel Olimpico). Afterwards we took the train to Salerno, where there is a primary station and where you can take trains to other destinations such... More
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August 15, 2017|
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Response from GailW3084 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking almost opposite the entrance. Try the cafe next to the gates to the museum. Fantastic salads! The ruins are not walking distance from Paestum town but there are plenty of restaurants and little shops there... More