Paestum

Paestum, best tours and attractions

Visiting the archeological site of Paestum makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, it is like walking into ancient Greece for a day. Founded ...

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History & heritage tours

Visit the Archaeological Area of Paestum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with an expert guide! During your tour, you'll discover three Doric ...

Duration
4 hours
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Available in: English
Walking tours

Visit one of the oldest farms in the area to discover the types of machinery used in the past to work the products of the land and the milk ...

Duration
8 hours
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Available in: English
Archaeological tours

In the archaeological site of Paestum, it is possible to admire some wonderful examples of Greek architecture, among the better preserved in...

Duration
2 hours
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Available in: English

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Visiting the archeological site of Paestum makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time, it is like walking into ancient Greece for a day. Founded in the 6th Century BC by the Greeks it became of Roman property in 273 BC and was then abandoned because of epidemics at the fall of the Roman Empire. The 85 km site is completely surrounded by a solid stone wall, still intact. Within this perimeter you can admire many buildings and temples, all built in different time periods.

Of the best known ruins you have the three temples, built in honor of Athena, Hera and Neptune between 550 and 400 BC, all perfect early examples of major Doric style temples.

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