- Type: Churches/Religious Sites
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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This Doric Temple, which rises high on a hill overgrown with fennel, is one of the greatest examples of this style of architecture. Yet, the Greeks didn't build it; rather, the Elymians -- or the indigenous people of Sicily -- constructed it in the 5th century. Although gazing at the 36 Doric columns is enjoyable, some say what's even better about the site is its surrounding view.
One TripAdvisor user writes: "The best part of the Acropolis is that you are greeted with breathtaking views especially from the [Amphitheatre]. The walk back down is steep but welcoming and also offers stunning views of the Temple below."
You'll find the Segesta Temple in northwest Sicily, about 50 miles from Palermo. Although visiting the site itself is fairly affordable (about €6 EUR or $8.50 USD), you'll pay quite a few euro for snacks. Our recommendation is to bring a picnic -- definitely some bottles of water -- and take a break on the grassy hill. The temple is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After your visit you may want to take a quick and cheap bus ride to the ancient teatro on top of nearby Mount Barbaro.