Discover the Greek temples of Poseidonia
Poseidonia was founded by the Greeks at the end of the 7th century BC. The name was related to the Greek god Poseidon, protector of the sea.
This archaeological area is now one of the best preserved cities from the times of Greek colonization.
We will go to discover the evolution of this ancient city from the Greeks to the Romans through the ruins of temples dedicated to Athena, Hera, Apollo and Zeus.
In Paestum there is also an incredible National Museum that show us some of the most important artifacts of Greek and Roman times, where is possible to see the painted Tomb of the Diver, a masterpiece of 2500 years ago.
Poseidonia/Paestum is a wonderfull cultural heritage protected by the UNESCO.
***The first and the third monday of every month the National Museum is closed***
*** THIS TOUR CAN BE CUSTOMIZED 100% TO YOUR NEEDS AND REQUESTS AND FOR MORE PEOPLE WITH A DIFFERENT PRICE ***
The tour is divided in two parts.
During the visit of Archeological Area I'll show you the Ruins of the temples, the Heroon (the tomb of the mythical founder Hero of the Greek city), the Roman Forum and the Roman residential area.
In the National Museum I'll explain you the stone frieze that decorated the temple of Hera, some artifacts produced as offerings for gods, armor and weapons of Roman warriors and the painting tombs.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: At the entrance of the archaeological museum
End Point Options: Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euros - tickets fee- free under 18
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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This tour was the highlight of our cruise. We rented a car and met Roberto in Paestum Italy to tour the ruins. Roberto was extremely knowledgeable as an archeologist in the area. His pacing of the tour and ability to answer any questions was impressive. We even got to see an live dig happening on the ruins site! I would highly recommend him and wished we had him with our trip in Rome. What a difference it makes knowing the history and context of the history of these areas. Thank you Roberto.