Segesta: a temple, a theater and an agora

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Tour Number

Activity Level

88433


Categories

Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent), Italian (fluent)

walking tour inside the archaeological park


Meeting point for our walking tour is the entrance of 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 public 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 Athen

Itinerary

Begin of the tour: ticket counter at the entrance of 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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: ticket counter at the entrance of the archaeological area of Segesta

End location: entrance of the archaeological area of Segesta

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Inside the archaeological area we will walk and we can use the pubblic shuttle bus

What’s Included

The guided walking tour inside the archaeological area of Segesta, visiting the theatre, the ruins of the castle, the Agora excavations and the temple

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 EUR - if you want, instead of walking, we can use the public 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€

What’s Extra

6 € entrance fee

€1,50 if we use the public shuttle bus for the city hill (we can also walk, it is a half hour walk )

A Recent Review of this tour

Regina, our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Very helpful during the thunderstorm which struck during the tour.
Peter Candela

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