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Paestum Ruins, Paestum

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
The well-preserved Paestum Ruins date back to the first half of the sixth century and were dedicated to the goddess Hera and god Poseidon. Opposite the site is an archaeological museum. Several companies offer guided tours of the temples. To visit Paestum Ruins and other attractions in Paestum, use our Paestum itinerary planner.
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  • The first time I saw Paestum I was 11 years old. Even then, I was an archeology and mythology nerd and was fascinated by the wonders of this place. It took many years, but I finally went back to Paest...  read more »
  • Three Greek temples in a great state of preservation within a short walking distance of each other, 2 actually adjacent, is not too be mixed. Add the facts that the sight is flat so no walking difficu...  read more »
  • It took ~ 90 mins from Priano by car, sat nav essential to negotiate Salnerno. Park next to site 2.50 euro. We did museum first < 1hr which is where you get your ticket, then wandered around main site...  read more »
  • Best Greek ruins outside of Greece. They really are well maintained and very accessible, especially if you are going to the Amalfi coast anyway. I highly recommend the day trip.
  • No tourists, no crowds. Easy, stroller-friendly, walking. Interesting museum. Very well preserved ruins.
  • Absolutely magnificent site. Very extensive area with plenty of information boards in English as well as Italian. Lots of interesting ruins including the forum and amphitheatre but the highlights are the Temples which are beautifully preserved. Very peaceful when we were there even though it was a Saturday afternoon.
  • An oustanding place to visit. Despite the 3 years since I was there, the memory is still vivid.
  • Chilled out place. Far from crowds. Impressive even if you are not into archaeology. Our 3 years old loved to run around.
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