Segesta Culture & history

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Segesta and Selinunte: Tour from Trapani

1. 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

2. 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

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4.4 / 5

based on 126 reviews

Great tour

Pick up was on time. Driver was superb and tour guide was well organised. Erice was very pretty town with stunning views. The lunch on the olive farm was excellent and delicious. Segeste archaeological park was interesting with lovely views.

Wonderful, perfect day. Marco was charming and knowledgable.

Everything went perfectly. Our guide, Marco, was an excellent driver and well informed about Palermo and the other destinations. We had a lovely day with him. I would recommend this excursion highly.