Things to do in Segesta

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Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

1. Segesta, Erice and Salt Pans Full-Day Excursion from Palermo

This popular 8-hour itinerary takes you to see the most interesting sites of western Sicily. With your guide you’ll visit and explore Segesta, a Greek archaeological site. Travel to Nubia and the Salt Pans in Trapani, and admire the Sicilian coast and natural landscapes en route. You’ll also stop at Erice, a medieval hilltop town. Enjoy spectacular views throughout the day. All of the sites are relatively near Palermo, meaning that you’ll have plenty of time to explore each of them. This itinerary is also known as the Elimians's Road, named for the Elimians who were among the first inhabitants of this part of Sicily.

Segesta and Selinunte: Tour from Trapani

2. 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: Marsala, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm small group

3. From Palermo: Marsala, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm small group

Today departure for Marsala, the Arab “Marsa Allah” –Harbour of God–, is known in the whole world for one thing: Wine! The Marsala Wine comes from the western lands of Sicily and its name derives from the homonymous town. The Marsala is the oldest Italian DOC wine, with an average alcohol content of about 18 degrees. Later a stort drive takes us to the Saltpans. Dating back as far as the reign of the Phoenicians some 2700 years ago, the ancient salt pans of western Sicily have played a hugely important role in the daily life of thousands of Mediterranean and European people for generations. Enjoy a lunch & Wine tasting in a local winery/farmhouse-Olive oil producer including tasting of mixed local product This afternoon departure for Erice uptown. The Elymians settled the medieval town of Erice, which was an important religious site associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the famous homemade pastry shops—world-famous for marzipan candies and other delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries. At arrival, friendly walk along the city centre with stop at local pastry shop to taste some Sicilian local sweet. Later we return to Palermo.

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What people are saying about Segesta

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 360 reviews

We were picked up at our accommodation at time specified. Sebastian was a great driver and the van was spacious and comfortable. It would have been better if we could have been given some information about the sights. We really enjoyed Segesta but 1 and a half hours makes it a bit rushed, more time is needed. I thought the salt pans were great. Windmills, piles of salt and the views of the islands and up towards Erice were great. The 2 hours we spent in Erice was long enough as the castle was closed, otherwise more is needed. We visited churches and climbed a bell tower for great views. All in all a great day was had by all. I would use this company again.

They appear to have listened to comments & made the salt stop really short so that we have plenty of time in the other two (excellent) spots. Think of this as an unguided tour for this low price & you won’t be disappointed. I recommend doing this.

We had enough time for everything. Our guide Silvio was very pleasant. Our pick-up guy was very helpful and on time! I would highly recommend this trip! It was well organised.

The day went very smoothly. On time pick up at our hotel, careful driver, plenty of time to explore at each stop.

Great experience, well organized, with the right timing for visits. Recommended!