Segesta’s Ancient Greek Temple

The magnificent Doric temple of Segestan wasn’t fully completed (the roof was never added) but it still is very impressive.

Segesta was one of the major cities of the Elymian people, one of the three indigenous peoples of Sicily.

The Segesta ancient Greek temple (more or less) looks as if it were built yesterday though it dates back to the 5th century B.C. Hence the temple can make a valid claim to being the best preserved in the world, and its amphitheatre boasts a hilltop position on Mount Barbaro second to none. The archeological site reflects the presence of several ancient civilizations, beginning with the elusive Elymians. The Doric temple is the highlight of a large archeological park.

The sites can be explored in approx half a day, and the reception/coffee shop on site offers both souvenirs, ice cream, coffee and more.

The fee to enter is very small an we truly recommend this experience if you are in the North-West area of Sicily.

 

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