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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 awe inspiring worth the trip hidden gem adjacent museum century bc walk around guide book mosaic floors in excellent condition archaeological site entrance fee
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One of the best greek ruins anywhere in the world and it is in a peaceful calm setting of Paestum. We stayed in Hotel Villa Rita which is an excellent location steps away from the ruins, great value for the price you pay. Clean large...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank echappe
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a beautiful countryside road sided by cypresses that seems to take you back to roman times and leading to the site. All around the archaeological site there's still the roman wall that used to surround the town, and well preserved too. I reached...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the afternoon train from Salerno (30 minutes)and briskly walked to approximately 1km to the site on a cold but clear skies early winter day. The feeling of this whole area is amazing . Fields and mountains surround the area. We didn’t go into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PKC54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing Doric temples still standing is a rare thing. Here is where you can do this (if you visit as a teacher accompanying his students, don't forget to get a written statement from your school stating names, dates of birth, nationality and passport number of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Zubkow
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip from the Amalfi coast. Take a car as the drive is fine. Temples rival anything I have seen from Petra to Karnak.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank teachercat99
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Three Acropolis-type temples were forgotten for at least a thousand years because of the growth of a mosquito-ridden swamp and the retreat of the sea. Thus the temples are in wonderful condition and the site which includes the archeological remains of a town is not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarolynScout
Reviewed November 5, 2018

I went here by train from Napoli Centrale. Trains are roughly every 1.5/2 hours and take 70/75 minutes. The site is an easy 10 minute walk through an arch opposite the station. It’s not large but is well worth the effort. The smallish museum is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven G
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

How lucky we are to be able to visit this wonderful site. We found a €3 per day all day park nearby and walked down the avenue to the site. It wasn’t overly patronised at the site which made our visit even more enjoyable. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MissBossyBoots
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful ruins, with three largely intact temples. At night they are well lit. The museum is very good with English description. Each site has a placard with explanations of the temples. A “must see.”

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank winefishhoops
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

For our school trip, we went to visit these splendid Ancient Greek Temples. It was a wonderful experience.. our Tour guide was very helpful. We were captured by the beauty of the great creations, even though some parts are ruined, but the remains was magnificent....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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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
Linda F
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
May 24, 2016|
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Response from takafumi_3 | Reviewed this property |
April of 2016, I have been performed using the FS line from Salerno. The fourth station from Salerno is Paestum. Fee is 5.60 euros round-trip. Since the Paestum station is also the possibility of unmanned, I purchased a... More
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