Things to do in Segesta

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Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

1. Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

This popular 8-hour itinerary takes you to see the most interesting sites of western Sicily. With your guide you’ll visit and explore Segesta, a Greek archaeological site. Travel to Nubia and the Salt Pans in Trapani, and admire the Sicilian coast and natural landscapes en route. You’ll also stop at Erice, a medieval hilltop town. Enjoy spectacular views throughout the day. All of the sites are relatively near Palermo, meaning that you’ll have plenty of time to explore each of them. This itinerary is also known as the Elimians's Road, named for the Elimians who were among the first inhabitants of this part of Sicily.

Segesta and Selinunte: Tour from Trapani

2. Segesta and Selinunte: Tour from Trapani

Visit the old city of Segesta, which was founded by the Elimi. It survived many enemy armies, weather and, earthquakes in the area. Located on Mount Barbaro, it has a breathtaking panoramic view. Visit the magnificent Temple and the Greek theater of Segesta. Here you can enjoy some free time to take pictures. Then visit Selinunte, what was once the largest and the most populated Greek city. Currently, there resides the largest archaeological park in Europe. Then enjoy some free time. You will enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant near the archaeological site. This is is not included in the price. Return in the afternoon and there is the possibility of drop off at your hotel. All entry ticket fees at the sites are not included.

From Palermo: Segesta, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm Bus Tour

3. From Palermo: Segesta, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm Bus Tour

Discover Sicily through its production of wine, salt, and olive oil on this bus tour from Palermo. Taste some local products at a winery, visit the ruins of Segesta, and explore an olive oil farm. Departing from a central location in Palermo, you will drive up Mount Eryx to Erice, a spectacular hill town with a web of atmospheric streets. An important religious site, it soon became associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its tangle of ancient streets and visit some of the cake shops, world-famous for their marzipan candies and delicacies such as almond and pistachio pastry. You will want to sample some of the goods and buy a few to eat as you journey. See the unique landscape up close as you drive along the Salt Way Road on your way to visit an olive oil farm. In the afternoon, you'll continue your exploration of the Elymians with a visit to Segesta, one of their most important cities until Vandals destroyed it hundreds of years ago. The ruins that remain include a well-preserved Doric temple and a lovely amphitheater. The setting, in rolling countryside and with views stretching down to the sea, is spectacular.   Finally, you'll return to Palermo.

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What people are saying about Segesta

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 360 reviews

We were picked up at our accommodation at time specified. Sebastian was a great driver and the van was spacious and comfortable. It would have been better if we could have been given some information about the sights. We really enjoyed Segesta but 1 and a half hours makes it a bit rushed, more time is needed. I thought the salt pans were great. Windmills, piles of salt and the views of the islands and up towards Erice were great. The 2 hours we spent in Erice was long enough as the castle was closed, otherwise more is needed. We visited churches and climbed a bell tower for great views. All in all a great day was had by all. I would use this company again.

They appear to have listened to comments & made the salt stop really short so that we have plenty of time in the other two (excellent) spots. Think of this as an unguided tour for this low price & you won’t be disappointed. I recommend doing this.

We had enough time for everything. Our guide Silvio was very pleasant. Our pick-up guy was very helpful and on time! I would highly recommend this trip! It was well organised.

The day went very smoothly. On time pick up at our hotel, careful driver, plenty of time to explore at each stop.

Great experience, well organized, with the right timing for visits. Recommended!