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Via Magna Grecia 919, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Fantastically well-preserved, this beautifully proportioned Greek temple (13 Doric columns long, 6 columns wide) is almost 200 feet long and was built in approximately 450BC. The only parts missing are the roof and internal walls. The whole site of Paestum is huge, so unlike other...More

2  Thank wendyanddavid536
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All reviews impressive temple flat site few hours in great shape off the beaten track beautiful setting great place to visit preserved temples greek ruins wonderful site take your time visit paestum guided tour train station on site day trip neptune
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Reviewed yesterday

The temple is one of three in Paestum. The whole village site is amazing (although only the foundation walls remain. The temple is well preserved. Sunset at the site is magical.

Thank Ade B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So interesting, so well preserved, so worth the trip! Uneven terrain so wear good hiking shoes. Don't skip the museum which is included in your ticket, it has amazing artifacts which correspond to the site itself.

Thank holidaytraveller982
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Paestum as part of a guided day trip from Sorrento. Much quieter than the more well known Pompei and Herculaneum and all the better for that! Excellent museum. There are a couple of restaurants and tourist shops nearby.

1  Thank ishbelm2017
Reviewed 9 October 2018

These Greek temples from the 6th century B.C. are well preserved. If you can hire a guide for a few hours to get real insights into the history. It's worth it. The temples are lit at night which makes for stunning views of the ruins....More

Thank bjgiff
Reviewed 26 September 2018

What a great day seeing the Greek temples in this fabulous area of Ancient Greece. We were here with virtually no crowded. It was a special day!

Thank Sockster
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Less popular site than others in Italy making it a relaxing afternoon. We really enjoyed looking round the temples and other ruins, you also get into the museum on the same ticket. Easy walk from the train station, would recommend.

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 17 September 2018

One of the most important sites of it's kind. Stunning monuments allowing us to go back in time. Would love to see it in the evening!

Thank gdanszczanin
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This temple is not called temple of Poseidon or Neptune at all. It was wrongly named in the 18th century despite it was dedicated to Hera. The temple was built in the Doric order around 460–450 BC. Together with the other two temples it's one...More

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Paestum. Originally a Greek Settlement with three magnificent temples dedicated to Neptune, Hera & Athena, there are also extensive ruins of the residential area, the public baths, the Forum, an amphitheatre. My son and I spent a good few hours tracking round and just enjoying...More

Thank Terry C
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This temple is one of three grand, ancient temples. The three incredible temple ruins are surrounded by ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman residence ruins. Plan on at least three hours for the outdoor ruins. This one was apparently mis-named as a temple to Neptune, it...More

Thank Steveage
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2 July 2018|
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Response from Yetti S |
9:00am until one hour before sunset, with the last admission being 2 hours before sunset. Enjoy!
david f
11 June 2018|
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Response from Mart_x_email | Reviewed this property |
Ive been 4 times never needed tickets as its not that well publicised :-)
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11 June 2018|
Response from wendyanddavid536 | Reviewed this property |
No. We went in the middle of May and there was no queue. A lot of agencies charge a lot to 'skip the line.' It is a waste of money. Wear good shoes, take water and see some of the best things that you will ever see.