Archeological Marvels among the most important in the Mediterranean

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Tour Number

Activity Level

176451


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Selinunte, Segesta & Cave di Cusa - Step back in Time with a Local Guide on a Private History Tour


Selinunte is one of the most evocative places in Sicily, also one of the most impressive of all Greek sites, never having been built over in modern times. In the 5th Century BC it was second only to Syracuse. The archeological site includes several temples, part of the excavated ancient city, amazing ruins more than 2500 years old and a beautiful landscape.

At the quarries of Cave di Cusa one leaves wondering at the effort of transporting such enormously heavy bits of masonry. Surely only Titans could manage it ?

Segesta, according to the traditional legend, had a Trojan origin. It is located on the isolated hill called Barbaro, which offers a great panorama, and washed by the river Crimiso, nearby Calatafimi. The well preserved temple and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC.

For up to 6 travelers

Itinerary

Inside the marvelous archeological area of SELINUNTE, you will see the Eastern Hill with three temples, the Acropolis with the ancient city, more temples and many other interesting excavations dating back to the 7th century B. C. which are considered among the most important in Sicily.

Next follow your guide on a tour in SEGESTA, here you'll visit the heritage of the Greeks in this singular archeological area: Temple and Theater, built in the late 5th century BC. , are embedded in a wonderful countryside.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE:
In CAVE di CUSA, the old quarries of Selinunte, we find huge columns drums in various states of construction, some completed, some half-hewn from the rock, some romantically overgrown.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your Hotel in Castellammare area

End location: Starting Point

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Top Class Mercedes Minivan

What’s Included

- Guided Tours of the archeological areas according to the itinerary
- Transportation by Top Class Mercedes Minivan according to the program
- Pick up/drop off at the hotel

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Euro - Light Lunch

What’s Extra

x Lunch
x Entrance Fees
x Cave di Cusa

Restrictions

NONE - can give guided tours inside archeological areas, monuments and towns all over Sicily
- Licensed LOCAL GUIDE
- Registered DRIVER (special permit)
- Mercedes V-Class (2018) for up to 6 travelers

A Recent Review of this tour

Mimmo was very knowledgable and engaging - even with two children under 10 in our group - patiently answering their questions and expanding on their interest even if it had nothing to do with the tour (pine cones?!). He also went out of his way to help us find the meeting place and provide general information on touring Sicily and other sites. Very highly recommended. Would definitely book other tours with him.
Lisa Bardetta

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