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Via Magna Grecia 919, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
+39 0828 722654
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All reviews impressive temple few hours in great shape off the beaten track by accident great site great place to visit doric style preserved temples greek ruins take your time walk around visit paestum guided tour train station across the road on site
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just magnificent. I have not been to Greece, but this temple, and the other two at Paestum, is wonderful. GO!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DrDavidC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple like the one next to it, is dedicated to Hera but originally thought to be dedicated to Neptune, built in 460 BC is the largest and most beautiful of all. Also built in the Doric style, but much different to the older one...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to this superb site. Magnificent temples, walkways, ruins. Allow at least 3 hours to get around the whole site. Wear trainers or comfortable shoes and a hat, and bring water. Even in September the sun was high in the sky,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AnnieMG
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I have been to quite a few sites of this nature around Europe and seldom do you get the opportunity to get so up close, and on top of these amazing historic locations. The overall site is spread over a few hundred metres and is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank flan_1969
Reviewed 21 November 2018

The temple is one of three in Paestum. The whole village site is amazing (although only the foundation walls remain. The temple is well preserved. Sunset at the site is magical.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ade B
Reviewed 27 October 2018

So interesting, so well preserved, so worth the trip! Uneven terrain so wear good hiking shoes. Don't skip the museum which is included in your ticket, it has amazing artifacts which correspond to the site itself.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank holidaytraveller982
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Paestum as part of a guided day trip from Sorrento. Much quieter than the more well known Pompei and Herculaneum and all the better for that! Excellent museum. There are a couple of restaurants and tourist shops nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

These Greek temples from the 6th century B.C. are well preserved. If you can hire a guide for a few hours to get real insights into the history. It's worth it. The temples are lit at night which makes for stunning views of the ruins....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bjgiff
Reviewed 26 September 2018

What a great day seeing the Greek temples in this fabulous area of Ancient Greece. We were here with virtually no crowded. It was a special day!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sockster
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Less popular site than others in Italy making it a relaxing afternoon. We really enjoyed looking round the temples and other ruins, you also get into the museum on the same ticket. Easy walk from the train station, would recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emma W
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1 July 2018|
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Response from Yetti S |
9:00am until one hour before sunset, with the last admission being 2 hours before sunset. Enjoy!
david f
10 June 2018|
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Response from Mart_x_email | Reviewed this property |
Ive been 4 times never needed tickets as its not that well publicised :-)
david f
10 June 2018|
Response from wendyanddavid536 | Reviewed this property |
No. We went in the middle of May and there was no queue. A lot of agencies charge a lot to 'skip the line.' It is a waste of money. Wear good shoes, take water and see some of the best things that you will ever see.