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Segesta Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Segesta) Tours

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Segesta Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Segesta)
Perched on a hilltop in Western Sicily, the Segesta Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Segesta) is home to spectacular ancient ruins dating from Magna Grecia. Highlights include the main temple, built in the fifth century BC and one of the best-preserved examples of Doric architecture in the world, and the fourth-century-BC Greek theater.
 
The Basics
Magna Grecia, or the Greek Empire, once covered much of the Mediterranean, lapping at the shores of the Italian peninsula and leaving colonies in Southern Italy and Sicily as far back as eight centuries before Christ; its decline coincided with the rise of Rome in the final centuries BC. Segesta, founded by Sicily’s native Elymian people and conquered by the Greeks, is one of two archaeological parks in Western Sicily (Selinunte is the second) that documents the Greek domination of the island, with a magnificently preserved temple—its 36 Doric columns still standing—and grand open-air amphitheater, which sits atop Mount Barbaro and offers sweeping views over the surrounding valleys.
 
Segesta is among the most important archaeological sites in Italy, best toured with an archaeological guide who can explain the historical and architectural context of these impressive ruins. Many Segesta tours and shore excursions from Palermo or Trapani also stop at the picturesque hill town of Erice, or you can also join a longer multi-day tour of Western Sicily that includes a stop at Segesta along with the towns of Marsala, Monreale, and Corleone.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tours of the Segesta Archaeological Park require walking over uneven terrain, so wear sturdy shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • Because of the rough terrain, the park is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • The amphitheater hosts musical performances during the summer; opening hours may vary on performance days.
  • There are park shuttles between the parking area and ticket office and between the temple and theater.
  • There is a small snack bar and souvenir shops in the parking area.
 
How to Get There
The Segesta Archaeological Park is located between Palermo and Trapani in the countryside of Western Sicily. Take the A29 highway to the Segesta exit and follow the signs to the parking area.
 
When to Get There
The archaeological park can get uncomfortably hot under the Sicilian sun in the summer, so plan to visit first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon, or time your trip for spring or fall. The amphitheater is often used during the summer months for classical plays; the park may close earlier than usual on performance days.
 
Selinunte Archaeological Park
Western Sicily’s second archaeological park containing ruins from Magna Grecia is Selinunte. Here the sixth-century-BC temples are more time-worn from sackings, conquests, and earthquakes, but no less evocative, with towering columns resting on original pavement and topped by fragments of architrave.
Address: Contrada Barbaro, Segesta, Italy
Hours: Daily from 9am –7pm (summer) or 5pm (winter)
Admission: Varies
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Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo

Erice and Segesta Day Trip from Palermo

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Sicily on an enriching full-day excursion to Erice and Segesta from Palermo. Delight in the medieval majesty of Erice, a walled town that reigns over the picturesque harbor of Trapani. Delve into historical wonders of Segesta at the archeological site, marveling at the unfinished temple and absorbing sweeping vistas of Sicily’s sun-drenched valleys and undulating hills.
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  • 8 hours
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The best of the West Segesta, Erice, Trapani Saline, Full-Day Tour from Palermo

The best of the West Segesta, Erice, Trapani Saline, Full-Day Tour from Palermo

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Discover a number of western Sicily’s most popular destinations on this full-day tour from Palermo. Meet your guide at your accommodation, climb aboard a climate-controlled minivan, and head first to Segesta, where you’ll explore the ancient Greek amphitheater and temple (entry own expense). Then, discover the medieval town of Erice, enjoy a traditional Sicilian lunch (own expense) in Saline, and finish with a walking tour of the elegant city of Trapani.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Segesta, Saline di Trapani and Erice

Segesta, Saline di Trapani and Erice

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A complete tour, the most evocative of the province of Trapani. Between art, history, tradition and unique natural landscapes.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$152.52
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Palermo Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Segesta, Erice and Marsala

Palermo Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Segesta, Erice and Marsala

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Leave the Palermo port, and spend a day getting to know Sicily. The day-long shore excursion, with a private driver, takes in the towns of Marsala, Erice and Segesta. Travel along the coast to see the Doric Temple of Segesta and the Venus Castle of Erice. Then later, in Marsala, explore the cathedral and the Church of St John the Baptist — a 16th-century treasure with underground vaults.
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  • 9 hours
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Erice, Saline di Nubia, Segesta

Erice, Saline di Nubia, Segesta

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Pick up at the hotel. Departure to Erice and free time to visit the medieval village. Continue to Trapani and visit the Saline di Nubia in a charming and colorful atmosphere. Possibility to visit the Salt Museum. Free lunch. Departure for Segesta and visit of the Archaeological Park (where you can admire the "Temple" and the "Greek Theater"). I'm going back to the hotel. End of our services
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  • 8 hours
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Discover Segesta, Erice, Trapani and Paceco Salt Pans Natural Reserve from Palermo, Private Tour

Discover Segesta, Erice, Trapani and Paceco Salt Pans Natural Reserve from Palermo, Private Tour

Treat yourself to a tour of Segesta, Erice, Trapani and Paceco Salt Pans Natural Reserve to admire unique panoramas. Visit ancient temples and explore the most beautiful archaeological sites in Sicily. The tour begins with the legendary Segesta, which reveals its solitary temple, an example of refined Doric style. Erice is the small medieval village which stands on Monte San Giuliano. It amazes for simplicity and charm. Continuing towards the extreme part of western Sicily, you will be enchanted by the white salt pans of Trapani. The first stop on this "salt route" is near the salt flats of Nubia where you can also visit the museum. Here the different stages of salt processing are illustrated and showcases the traditional tools that were once used for harvesting.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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3-Days Tour to discover Western Sicily: Culture, Colors & Flavors, from Palermo

3-Days Tour to discover Western Sicily: Culture, Colors & Flavors, from Palermo

This tour aims to offer a complete experience for both your eyes and your palate. You will visit some of the most beautiful places, cities, villages in Western Sicily: rich in history, culture and art. Palermo, Monreale, Mondello, Erice, Segesta, Trapani, Cefalù, Castelbuono, The Saline with Their different colors. You will taste the typical Cannoli, the Marsala, the Almond sweets in Erice, the cheeses and the artisanal Salami in Castelbuono, the street food in Palermo, fish dishes in Trapani and the foods that made us famous in the world. This is a private and exclusive tour, you will only be in the group, there will be no other people. We will be out of the normal tourist circuits, we will visit isolated, peaceful and safe places.
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  • 3 days
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Segesta Quad Tour

Segesta Quad Tour

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Initial briefing Quad Tour through the countryside of Segesta with a stop at vineyards and orchards with the chance to taste the delicious seasonal fruit Halfway there we will drive to the warm river that we will sail among the typical vegetation and where we will stop at the pools of thermal water (Crimiso springs) with the possibility of being able to take a relaxing hot bath and where some information will be given about them. We will cross the gorges of rock up to the wonderful view of the Temple of Segesta (you will receive some historical information from our guide) Return to the starting point.
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  • 3 hours
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Tour Erice and Segesta

Tour Erice and Segesta

Discover some of the most interesting places in western Sicily on this 1-day tour. Visit Segesta and the town of Erice located on the summit of the mountain of the same name.
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  • 8 hours
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Tour Erice & Segesta

Tour Erice & Segesta

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the tour was organized to admire the beauty of the western part of Sicily, the wonderful medieval village of Erice, the archaeological site of Segesta and to taste the real Sicilian cannoli produced by local people
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$261.72
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Tour Segesta - Erice

Tour Segesta - Erice

Tour that takes place in 6 hours and allows you to visit two stages of international interest. All tourists come to visit these lovely places.
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  • 6 hours
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Segesta & Terrasini half day tour

Segesta & Terrasini half day tour

The tour was organized to admire the beauty of the archaeological site of Segesta, finally stopping in Terrasini, a renowned seaside tourist resort in Sicily
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Exclusive MONREALE and SEGESTA Tour - with Local Guide - starts from Palermo

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Exclusive MONREALE and SEGESTA Tour - with Local Guide - starts from Palermo

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• Exclusive Private Tour with licensed LOCAL GUIDE • Comfortable Transport from your hotel by Luxury Mercedes Minivan • Great introduction to Sicily for first time visitors • Visit two among the greatest sights of Italy Relax on a scenic drive through the Sicilian countryside to reach SEGESTA. The well preserved temple and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC. A visit to Segesta, which has inspired generations of travelers and artists, is an experience you cannot miss. The Monastery of MONREALE commissioned by William II (1154-89), the Norman ruler of Sicily. The highlight of the Cathedral is its interior, incandescent with the gold of the mosaics, covering the walls of the nave, aisles, transept and apse.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Tour Erice, salt marshes of Marsala, Segesta

Tour Erice, salt marshes of Marsala, Segesta

This tour offers an experience through Sicily between culture and traditions. Let yourself be transported safely and in total relaxation. Our experience for your happiness. On request it is possible to have an authorized guide for this tour (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian)
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  • 10 hours
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Private ERICE and SEGESTA Tour - with Local Guide - starts from Palermo

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Private ERICE and SEGESTA Tour - with Local Guide - starts from Palermo

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The medieval settlements of Erice and Segesta rank among the top archaeological sites in Sicily, but bringing the rich history to life requires expert knowledge. On this private tour, reach both cities in one day with your guide, and uncover thousands of years of Italian history. Discover Arabic mosque ruins, Norman churches, and Roman forums, and enjoy uninterrupted views along the Gulf of Castellammare—with round-trip travel from your Palermo hotel included.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Private SELINUNTE and SEGESTA Discover Tour with local Guide-starts from Palermo

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Private SELINUNTE and SEGESTA Discover Tour with local Guide-starts from Palermo

The archaeological sites of Selinunte and Segesta rank among the oldest and most important ruins in Sicily. On this private tour, reach both sites in one day with your guide, and uncover 2,500 years of culture and history. Explore ancient temples, excavated ruins, and beautiful landscapes—with round-trip travel from your Palermo hotel included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Private tour in Western Sicily. Segesta, Erice and Saline di Nubia

Private tour in Western Sicily. Segesta, Erice and Saline di Nubia

Discover the most beautiful places in Western Sicily, let yourself be guided by your Driver-Guide! A licensed tour guide of the region of Sicily and a licensed driver is ready to accompany you and let you explore the wonders of nature, history and art through the many streets of this beautiful island.
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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Shore Excursion in Segesta, Erice, Trapani Saline from Palermo

Full Day Shore Excursion in Segesta, Erice, Trapani Saline from Palermo

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Spend a day exploring Palermo’s lovely surrounding areas. See the historic Greek theater and temple in Segesta, sample wines and almond sweets in medieval Erice, and lunch on Sicilian favorites at a traditional restaurant housed in an old mill. Take some time to discover the charming churches, harbor, shops, and monuments of Trapani before your tour concludes.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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SEGESTA, ERICE, SALT PANS - with Local Guide - Private Trapani Shore Excursion

SEGESTA, ERICE, SALT PANS - with Local Guide - Private Trapani Shore Excursion

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The archaeological site of Segesta and the picturesque medieval town of Erice lie just inland from Trapani, along Sicily’s northwest coast. Visit both on this full-day shore excursion, traveling in the comfort of a private vehicle. Discover Sicily’s ancient past in Segesta, including ancient Greek temples and a theater dating from the 5th century BC. Then, enjoy a walking tour of Erice, admire views along the coast, and stop to see the Salt Pans of Trapani.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$286.82
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3 Days DISCOVER WEST SICILY - with Local Guide - Private Excursions from Palermo

3 Days DISCOVER WEST SICILY - with Local Guide - Private Excursions from Palermo

Discover the charms of western Sicily on this 3-day tour. Walk the streets of Palermo, stopping to see the Royal Palace, Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria, a traditional market, and more. Enjoy a tasting at a celebrated winery and explore the Greek ruins at Selinunte. Visit an organic olive farm, see the archeological site in Segesta, and take in lovely hilltop views from Erice before your return to Palermo.
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  • 3 days
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Private Tour Unusual Sicily 3 days

Private Tour Unusual Sicily 3 days

3-day western Sicily minitour to explore an alternative Sicily with new routes Tour included hostess escort in Italian or English
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5-days Sicily tour: food & culture traveling off the beaten paths

5-days Sicily tour: food & culture traveling off the beaten paths

Discover the magic of Sicily on this 5-day tour. Walk the streets of Palermo, stopping at markets and bars to taste delicious wine and street food. Escape the city to admire hilltop views from Erice, tour the Greek Theater in Segesta, and learn how sea salt is collected in Trapani. Hop into a vintage Piaggio Ape and travel to Monreale to see the golden mosaics of the town’s cathedral.
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Western Sicily Tour 4 days from Palermo - Sicily Tours

Western Sicily Tour 4 days from Palermo - Sicily Tours

Tour of western Sicily to admire the beauties of Sicily beaches, archaeological sites, monuments and the Arab-Norman UNESCO heritage itinerary Tour included hostess escort in Italian or English for the duration of the tour departing from Palermo center or Palermo Airport Punta Raisi Falcone Borsellino
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  • 4 days
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Tour of Sicily Palermo to Taormina visit all of Sicily in private tour

Tour of Sicily Palermo to Taormina visit all of Sicily in private tour

Our driver will meet you at the airport the first day of your arrival in Sicily and for the hotel. if you do not like one of the proposed itineraries then you can choose where to go and where to stop. Our driver will help you make the right decision.Our fleet has all Mercedes vehicles, Class E cars, Van V Class luxury and Sprinter luxury. Clients Safety. We believe in your safety. You won't find worn or unsafe tires on our cars, you won't see inoperable lighting, you won't hear grinding brakes or a suspension system that sounds as if it's going to fall to pieces. They are trained to drive safetly throught the narrow streets of Sicily and the winding roads on the Sicily.
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  • 11 days
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What are Segesta Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Segesta) hours of operation?
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Segesta Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico di Segesta) hours of operation: Daily from 9am –7pm (summer) or 5pm (winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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