walking tour inside the archaeological park
We start our visit with the hill side where once the ancient city of Segesta was. We can do this by walking or use the shuttle bus. On the top of the hill we see the recent excavations of the Agora (main square) from the Classic and the Roman period, the ruins of the Norman Castle, the Church and the Mosque , done in the 12th century and the Greek Roman Theatre, that the scholars date to the 3rd century b. C. From there we have an incredible view in direction of the Gulf of Castellammare, the former port of ancient Segesta.
The second part of our tour is dedicated to the temple. Coming down from the city hill we have to walk up to reach "the holy hill" of Segesta. The temple, never finished, is one of the best conserved Greek Doric classic temples. Built in ten years between 425 and 415 b. C. the temple is the result of the good diplomatic contact between the local people of Segesta, the Elymians and the Greeks of Athens
Meeting point: ticket counter at the parking lot, from there you use the public shuttle bus to go to the archaeological area
Part 1: visit of the hill side with Agora excavations, the ruin of the Norman castle and the Greek roman theatre
Part 2: Visit of the Greek temple of Segesta
Before we start our tour, or between part 1 and part 2 , or at the end of the tour there is the possibility of using the caffè and the public facilities
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: ticket counter at the parking lot of Segesta
Duration: 3 hours
The parking lot of the archaeological area of Segesta is about 2 km away from the archaeological site. You find it as soon as you leave the highway (exit Segesta) on your right hand side. Included in the parking fee is the transport with a public shuttle bus that will bring you to the archaeological area.
Inside the archaeological area we will walk and we can use the shuttle bus to reach the excavations of the city and the theatre
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 EUR - if you want, instead of walking, we can use the shuttle bus for going up and down to the hill side where once the ancient city of Segesta was. The ticket for the bus is 1,50€
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Regina is wonderful. She had so much knowledge and expressed it so well - she really brought Segesta alive for us. We would recommend her without hesitation! Thanks again!!