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Templi Greci di Paestum

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Address: Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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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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This is an incredible look at craftsmanship of the highest order! My focus was on the workmanship in the basic structure of the ruins. The joints are incredibly precise. But the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an incredible look at craftsmanship of the highest order! My focus was on the workmanship in the basic structure of the ruins. The joints are incredibly precise. But the overwhelming grandeur of the place captures the imagination. A true gem!

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You need to visit this beautiful site. It's magical. Visit also the museum and the local shops along the road. Immerse yourself in the Greek times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lucky enough to visit on a cool day in August, this is more than worth a visit. Although not as manicured as Pompeii it is a breath taking site. Try to arrive before 11 when the hordes descend and make sure you allow enough time to visit the museum which is fascinating.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think everything important was already said. This is lovely place full of history. We did not know what to expect but this is a real gem (I have read these reviews afterwards) My suggestion is to visit during the morning if possible or during the evening as there is no shade where you can hide. You can walk around... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is short drive from Naples, well worth the effort. Not crowded like the acropolis in Athens. These ruins are worth a visit. Bring water and a hat, as there is no shade to be found. The museum offers a short tour, but take you time and wanderer around a city that is 2500 years old.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the Campania area of Italy you must visit the fabulous Greek ruins at Paestum. If you can, go in the evening, they are all lit up and there is sometimes also a theatre show that is put on real ring to the history of these ruins.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were close to that place thus visited it on our last day as there are so many things to see around and that was a great surprise! Temples are still very impressive. The place is not too crowded and you can enjoy a nice visit.

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Walchwil - Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive 2700 years old relict of greek establishment in Italy - very good state, softly restaurated - rare

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely attraction, with a museum. Pricing is very reasonable, with Children under 18 free, 18-25 50% off. We went on a Sunday, and it was very quiet, which we really liked! We had hoped for a guided tour, but as it was Sunday only one guide was working and he had gone AWOL - which was a shame. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we saw the temples twice, once during the night and once during the day. It is worth going by night as they lights rae really beautiful, but also by day so that you can see the rest of the ruins as well.

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