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Paestum Ruins, Paestum

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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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  • Yesterday we were in the polyglot press of hundreds of tourist at Pompeii. For all it's reputation, there were no "wow" moments, a certainty few moments where you could just sit and contemplate the hi...  more »
  • Outstanding. Highly recommended. The temples are excellent and access to their interiors is surprisingly possible. We recommend visiting the museum which takes at least 1 hour. The "diver" is magnific...  more »
  • The Acropolis without the crowds, plus a super, well-conceived/organized museum. No idea why Paestum is so little known (inc by me, till this week).  more »
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  • Really remarkable site. The temples are in great condition. Be sure to carry lots of water and a hat in summer! There's no shade and the sun is brutal!
  • Old world charm with up close access to ruins. Top notch experience
  • Amazing collection of Greek temples in excellent condition and Roman remains. Don't miss the museum as well.
  • Well-preserved Greek ruins in a charming scenery.
  • No tourists, no crowds. Easy, stroller-friendly, walking. Interesting museum. Very well preserved ruins.