Segesta and Erice
Segesta is the name of an archaeological area referring to an ancient Elymian settlement, the Elymians being some of the first inhabitants of Sicily.
The most important buildings are a temple and a theatre. The temple was built in Doric style around 430 BC, but it was not finished. It stands on the top of a hill, with an amazing view of the surrounding area. Its remarkable, almost perfect state of conservation makes it one of the most important surviving hellenistic temples of the world.
The Greek theatre, about 1 km away on a higher hill (shuttle bus available) is still used today for performances of theatrical works, poetry and music during the summer. It was carved in the hillside and the stage is set in such a way that the spectators look out over the hills to the sea.
Next stop of this excursion is in Erice, an historical walled town perched on the top of a mountain with the same name. This picturesque village still preserves its old medieval look with small cobbled streets lined with houses of stone. There is no lack of religious buildings, such as the Cathedral, the San Giuliano and Madonna della neve churches. You’ll also visit the public Baglio Gardens and the nearby castle, built by the Normans above the temple of Venus, one of the most worshipped of ancient times.
After enjoying the vast panorama from the belvedere don’t forget to buy some almond confectionery in the local pastry shops.
FULL DAY – 7 HOURS
Minimum 2 participants 230,00 €
Minimum 4 participants 115,00 €
Minimum 6 participants 76,00 €
Minimum 15 participants 60,00 €
- Minimum 20 participants 50,00 €
- Minimum 25 participants 40,00 €
Supplement for meal at a local restaurant starting from € 18,00 – 3 course meal excl. beverage
- Transportation by minivan or Deluxe Coach as per itinerary
- All necessary parkings and ZTL
- English speaking licensed driver / guide
- Entrance fees and tips
- All not mentiones as included