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Discover the spectacular heritage of the great civilizations of antiquity with Selinunte and Segesta tour. The two ancient cities that housed rivaling peoples are full of breathtaking sights and magnificent temples that take you back in time to antiquity.
Selinunte – the city of Greek settlers – was established around years 650 – 628 B.C. abruptly destroyed in the conflict with neighbouring Elymians of Segesta. The ancient city nowadays comprises the largest archeological area in Europe. Its 270 hectares safeguard marvelous cultural monuments, including five temples dedicated to various deities of the Greek pantheon built around an acropolis.
Segesta, the city of Elymians, whose origin is only depicted in myths arrived in Sicily around 1200 B.C. Segesta was one of the main settlements of these archenemies of Selinuntians that houses beautifully preserved doric temples. 61 metres long and 26 metres wide Segesta temple, built between 430 and 420 B.C. holds 36 beautifully preserved columns. The nearby 400 metres tall hill, Monte Barbora, impresses not only with a spectacular view but also holds a Greek theatre of the same time period as the temple. The surrounding area that has seen change of multiple powers also houses other spectacular layers of history and culture – Arab mosque, Norman church, and roman Forum.
09:00 (if you prefer different time, contact us)
Due to uneven surfaces,
This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
No infants allowed
Pick up from hotel in Palermo
scenic drive to the south of Palermo
with multiple ancient temples that dates back to 7th century B.C.
Lunch break and free time to explore surroundings, restaurants or shops
Doric style temple which is also called “big temple”, city and the temples dates back to 5th century B.C. you will also have a chance to see the ruins of Arabic mosque, a Norman church and the Roman Forum.
Enjoy great panoramic views from Teatro Greco di Segesta and explore ancient semi-circular theater, which opens up perfect view to the seaside
Return to Palermo