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Review of Temple of Athena

Temple of Athena
Ranked #3 of 27 things to do in Paestum
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to wander extraordinary ruins, without a crush of tourists, and to reflect on what was created here centuries ago.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taking a tour bus from Sorrento along the coast route, the views were spectacular but, it did take 5 hours. We had a large group and split into two, each having an English speaking guide. It's hard to imagine standing in Greek ruins built about 450 BC. 3 temples to visit plus the Roman ruins that came later. Being farther away, the crowds were absent which made the tour more enjoyable. Drive back to Sorrento was much faster because the inland highway was taken.

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing you see is the ancient wall, massive sandstone blocks which have laid perfectly straight for millennia and then you see the temples......
I was like a small child bouncing in the car 'lets go there!!!!' They are truly mesmerising.
I didn't notice paying I was so distracted, if they'd asked for any amount I would have paid it. The entry was around 10 euro so not much.
You have virtually unhindered access to the temples and I just marvelled at how people managed to create such structures so many years ago.

Thank Stu G
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The simplest of the three Greek temples at Paestum, the Temple of Athena (previously known as the Temple of Ceres) is still stunning and really well preserved.

Built of limestone in approximately 500BC, it has a very high, well preserved pediment and Doric frieze. Beautifully proportioned, with 13 columns on the long sides, 6 on the short sides.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

There are three big temples in Paesteum and this one is the first you find when you enter. In my opinion not as espectacular as the other two but the portico is espectacular

Thank Ricardo B
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