Temple of Athena

Temple of Athena, Paestum

Temple of Athena
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LotsaTraveling
Stony Brook, NY351 contributions
Amazing temple!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were very impressed by the magnitude and splendor of this temple. Apart from the Greek ruins in Athens, this was the most impressive and well preserved Greek ruins that I’ve seen in my travels. It’s a bit treacherous walking around the site but the views and photos were amazing.
Written 25 December 2019
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Lynn M
53 contributions
Amazing
Nov 2019 • Couples
So beautiful! Recommend to go here by a friend. We took train from Naples and turned into a ling day. The train never stopped in Paestum. We went past it. They helped on to the next train heading back...it never stopped till Solerno. They directed to the third train...thank goodness it it stop in Paestum. Worth the journey! Temple ruins and surrounding area were magical.
Written 24 November 2019
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mezaj2017
Salt Lake City, UT19 contributions
Breathtaking!
Nov 2019 • Couples
This by far exceeded my expectations! The temples we in such great condition and since we came in November we had the place to ourselves. The whole sight was amazing! A must see if your in the area!
Written 21 November 2019
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Joste S
Elmhurst, NY319 contributions
Outstanding!
Sep 2019
If you have been in Greece, you shall see the difference.

Paestum is way better!

Why? Well, it is better preserve than the Temples in Greece. So, you can have a better view of the Greek temples.

Oh, and you can see the archaeological team working !
Written 14 October 2019
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Mary L
Brighton and Hove, UK16 contributions
Adjacent to Neptune temple
Oct 2019
This is stones throw from Neptune Temple, and has a larger footprint though less of a roof, the whole park has excavations including Roman remains, is fairly level and easier to navigate than Pompeii and Herculaneum for those with mobiity issues, there are also car parks nearby for those hiring cars
Written 11 October 2019
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Don B
Dallas, TX66 contributions
Beautiful Temples, but beware
Sep 2019
The temples are among the best preserved ancient Greek Temples anywhere in the world. If you visit BEWARE! There are no parking lots for visitors, so you must park along the nearby roads. Unfortunately, the visitor cars have been subject to smash and grab thieves on a fairly regular basis according to a local who helped us reach the police station after our rental car was victimized. The police are not very motivated to say the least. Cost us $400 for a busted out window; they got nothing of value.
Written 17 September 2019
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surfergt
Sydney, Australia220 contributions
one of 3 stunning temples
Jun 2019
this is the northern most of the 3 temples at the archeo site, and set about a 5 min walk away from the other 2. It is quite surreal, as it stands surrounded by some open trees and no other nearby ruins, so it appears majestic by its natural surrounds. dont visit on a very hot day as little shade, Crowds are small in comparison to Pompeii and the entire site is quite spread out so that thins the crowds. 12 Euro per adult but that gets you into the museum as well as the site
Written 6 September 2019
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tman8458
Burke, VA68 contributions
Long live "Jason and the A"....- Temple of Athean - Paestum Italy
Jul 2019
One day in 1963 I was a little boy and my mother brought me to the State Theatre to see Jason and the Argonauts movie on the big screen. That movie changed my life forever with this genre. I had the opportunity this past July (2019) to drive from Naples Italy with my daughter to go to the Paestum Italy to see these cool temples. We left at 5:00 am in the morning to check off one of my bucket lists to see where Jason battled the Harpies (creatures that were deemed by Zeus to punish Phineas the forseerer who abused his powers. . It was a dream come true for me to see this site where the movie scene was filmed. What you would imagine for setting of 3 great Temples where the Romans and Greeks matriculated thousands of years ago was breathtaking. . We arrived at 8:30 am and there was nobody there. To enjoy this colossus by ourselves without other tourists was soul satisfying. There are 3 temples but the one temple that has mostly a flat rim was the temple that was made in the movie. To think these temples went back 3000 years or further (back) is awe inspiring. We made a podcast of our tour and I have to admit it came out pretty impressive. Ray Harryhausen must of had a blast doing his magic in making the Harpies (tormentors of Phineas - foreseer er ) in the movie. Simply an awesome site and if you get to Naples take the 1.5 hour drive and go see this site...... Long live Jason!

Do your self a favor and "go"!. It cost $12 Euros and that includes the entrance to the Temples and the Museum (which we didn't have time to go through). If you go during the summer go to this site early. You will beat the tour buses and the beach goers. They open at 8:30 am and try to get there when they open. You will have the site all to yourself and it's awe inspiring thinking how things were 5000 back when the temples were a harbinger for cultural interaction at that time. This site is one of the hidden gems of Italy...
Written 23 August 2019
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Andy H
Consett, England, United Kingdom8 contributions
Fantastic site. Very atmospheric.
Aug 2019
Paustum was a fantastic surprise. I hadn’t even realised it existed until we booked this holiday. The site is remarkable. We were there in August and it was really quiet during the day. We came back in the evening to see it floodlit and I’m really glad we did. Simply stunning.
It was also the cheapest attraction of the holiday. A family ticket was €20 and you could park all day for €3.
I studied Ancient Greek history, so I had a real interest in this former Greek colony, but even if you know nothing about Roman or Greek history and architecture, you can’t fail to be impressed by these 2500 year old temples.
Written 7 August 2019
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Hanmac
New South Wales, Australia127 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2019 • Family
The archeological site in Paestum contains the Temples of Neptune, Hera and Athena as well as the residential remains. This site is highly recommended after seeing the archeological site in Pompeii. It provides a contrast to Pompeii, emphasising preservation in Pompeii and natural deterioration in Paestum. The downside of Paestum is the lack of guided tours, however there is information throughout the park.
Written 24 July 2019
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