Step into the past with a guided tour of Paestum

  • Max 10
  • 2 hours
  • Private tour

Why take this tour

Step back in time and experience the charm of ancient Greek temples with our tour of Paestum with tickets included. Stand before these magnificent solemn Doric shrines of perfect proportions expressing the universal language of beauty and style.

We are in Magna Graecia, a region where audacious settlers landed millennia ago to found flourishing cities. Paestum is first among them and offers the best preserved archaeological remains.

The meeting point for this tour is the ticket office of the National Museum. You’ll find this inside the archaeological park, directly in front of the temples. Your expert guide will be there to greet you and, with tickets in hand, the exploration of Paestum will begin!

With a true expert by your side, you’ll discover all there is to know about this fascinating site. Your archaeologist guide knows the legendary history of Paestum and is eager to share it with you. You’ll learn how the temples were ornately decorated with brightly colored stuccoes in ancient times. And all about the sophisticated techniques they used to build these impressive stone giants.

The Greeks actually named the city Poseidonia, in honor of the god Poseidon. But the Romans  gave it the name of Paestum, after conquering it in the third century BC. Standing before the striking Roman remains is an unforgettable experience. The ancient amphitheater and forum are breathtakingly beautiful. At the Archaeological Museum you’ll rest your eyes on the slabs of the famous Tomb of the Diver and refined Attic ceramics. You’ll pause to absorb the friezes depicting mythological scenes of the temple at Foce Sele, dedicated to the goddess Hera.

This is not a tour just for archeology connoisseurs, this is for everyone who loves history, mythology and beauty. However, by the end, you will be something of an expert yourself! Book your tickets for this memorable tour and see Paestum and the Magna Graecia temples with Askos Tours. You won’t regret it!

What's included

  • Expert tour guide specialized in archaeology
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Private tour

Points of interest

Temple of Hera, Temple of Neptune, Temple of Athena, National Archaeological Museum of Paestum, Tomb of the Diver, The prehistoric section, The Heraion, The Lucanian painted tombs, the archaic metopes of the Heraion del Sele, The stelae in the Oscan language

Highlights

  • Discover the great architectural masterpieces of the best preserved site of Magna Graecia
  • Skip the line to access Paestum thanks to our priority tickets
  • Marvel at the sight of the temple of Neptune

Health & Safety

Askos srl has implemented all the prevention, protection and organizational measures provided for by the regulatory protocol for the Covid-19 Virus pandemic (Legislative Decree no.81 of 9 April 2008, Annex XLVI)

  • We use and offer sanitary gel for hand sanitization, before, after and during the tour.
  • Our guides and all our operators received anti-covid health and safety training. They check their temperature daily and they are trained to comply with all anti-contagion regulations.
  • It is mandatory to wear your own personal mask for the whole duration of the tour. 
  • If headphone sets are required, they are properly sterilized and sanitized before each use.
  • Our private and small group tours are designed to provide  you with maximum comfort and safety.

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Mythology, History and Beauty: an exploration of Paestum with a tour guide and tickets included!

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