Private Shore Excursion to Segesta Erice and Salt Pans
The salt flats nearby Trapani with its characteristic old windmills are inside a beautiful area protected by the WWF. The ancient history of the city is closely tied to Africa: it was founded by Phoenicians and it was at the centre of the great naval battles between Carthage and Rome.
Segesta according to the traditional legend had a Trojan origin. It is located on the isolated hill called Barbaro and washed by the river Crimiso, nearby Calatafimi. The well preserved temple and the greek theater were built in the late 5th century BC.
Erice, with its unique location, just about 2400 feet above sea level, cool even in a hot Sicilian summer. The town overlooks nearby Trapani and the salt flats, and is surrounded by a lush park and hilltop castles, which offer charming old stone streets to stroll and several medieval churches to investigate. It is not just the views, however that brings people here since the quaint cobblestone streets have their own unique appeal.
After pick up at the port of Trapani, drive trough the typical landscape takes us to SEGESTA. The archeological area is embedded in a wonderful countryside, which has inspired generations of travelers and artists. We’ll visit the greek Temple and Theater. Visible are also the remains of an Arabic mosque, a Norman church and the Forum Romanum.
Just driving up to ERICE is worth the trip ! The view from here is stunning, it overlooks the town of Trapani, it’s salt flats and the Egadi Islands. A stroll trough the cobblestoned streets of the medieval town will take us to the public garden located nearby the ruins of the Norman castle. Finally, stop at the Salt Pans where sea water has been channeled into small ponds to evaporate leaving the salt behind.
duration 6 h • from € 125
- Guided tour inside the archeological area of Segesta
- Private transportation according to itinerary
- Parking/Highway fees
- Pick up/ Drop off at the port
- Admission fees in general
- Meals & Beverages
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