Road Trip to the aercheological site of Segesta
The aercheological site of Segesta is absolutely stunning and should not be missed when around in the area, it is just a short drive, around 20 minutes, away from Castellamare di Golfo. The main features are the doric greek temple and Segesta theatre.
AT THE TOP OF A hill overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare, just outside the ruins of the ancient city of Segesta, is a wonderfully well preserved Doric temple.
The old structure is thought to have been built around 420 BC by an architect from Athens and is regularly deemed the best surviving example of Doric architecture in Europe.
The temple can just be glimpsed from the freeway from Palermo to Trapani, but it is well-worth a detour for a proper look. The temple is situated 304m above sea level. The steep walk up to the temple from the parking lot may be a a bit much for some people, but fortunately there is a shuttle bus.
From the stage facing north you'll have stunning views over the hills and sea. Performances and shows take place in the theatre in summer.