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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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Amazing site

Three temples are situated on this site. All our amazing. Being allowed to enter inside two of them was a privilege & something I will cherish. Reasonable cost €9. Children under... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Three temples are situated on this site. All our amazing. Being allowed to enter inside two of them was a privilege & something I will cherish. Reasonable cost €9. Children under 18 are free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The temples are great and have a lot of history. There is no shade so take a hat and some water. Do not park in any of the car parks. A friend who was with us had his car broken into and the dodgy guys who pretend to help you park your car are there and we saw screw drivers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Most people don't end up here by accident but if you are anywhere near it's worth the diversion. One of the best preserved Greek temples in the world. Oh, and you're in Paestum, home to the best mozzarella in the world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting visit to Temple Greci. A step back in time discovering the methods that the Greeks used when building their Temples

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Province of Salerno, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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