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Temple of Athena

Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
+39 0828 811023
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Magnificent place!

This archaeological site of Paestum is really amazing. Quiet environment, not too many tourists... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hestia69
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Antwerpen
One of Three Amazing Ancient Temples

This is the most northerly temple of the big three on Paestum's amazing grounds. It was built at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steveage
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Rexburg, Idaho
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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"magna graecia"
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"athena"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This archaeological site of Paestum is really amazing. Quiet environment, not too many tourists, only a few schools. I went there by train from Naples, 1h15 direct regional train. The station is quite near the site. These 3 temples arte beautifully preserved. The museum too...More

Thank hestia69
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most northerly temple of the big three on Paestum's amazing grounds. It was built at the end of the 6th century BC!! Just think about that! This temple has a high pediment (triangular upper front) it is just as dominating as the...More

Thank Steveage
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Facebook I posted a picture of one of the beautiful Greek temples in Paestum. One of my friends wrote, “I thought you were in Italy and not Greece….” The ruins of Paestum are well preserved, particularly the three temples located about an hour south...More

Thank Marty B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paestum is a real secret as few people know about it and yet it is surely a number one archeological site in this world. Make sure you can visit both morning and late afternoon as the light is so different. As a warning, do NOT...More

Thank kuede
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to wander extraordinary ruins, without a crush of tourists, and to reflect on what was created here centuries ago.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taking a tour bus from Sorrento along the coast route, the views were spectacular but, it did take 5 hours. We had a large group and split into two, each having an English speaking guide. It's hard to imagine standing in Greek ruins built about...More

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing you see is the ancient wall, massive sandstone blocks which have laid perfectly straight for millennia and then you see the temples...... I was like a small child bouncing in the car 'lets go there!!!!' They are truly mesmerising. I didn't notice...More

Thank Stu G
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The simplest of the three Greek temples at Paestum, the Temple of Athena (previously known as the Temple of Ceres) is still stunning and really well preserved. Built of limestone in approximately 500BC, it has a very high, well preserved pediment and Doric frieze. Beautifully...More

2  Thank wendyanddavid536
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

There are three big temples in Paesteum and this one is the first you find when you enter. In my opinion not as espectacular as the other two but the portico is espectacular

Thank Ricardo B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The way these temples are listed on Tripadvisor is a little confusing, but don't let that stop you visiting. I have left my main review on Hera's page, but what I will say is that it makes me wish I could give an extra high...More

Thank Bob D
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