Our Sicily Vacation 2017

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Segesta


Day 3

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In the morning we travelled to the ancient Greek site of Segesta to see its Doric temple and theater. After two fun filled days, even the young people of the group were tired!

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Doric Temple

Our first stop at the ancient Greek site of Segesta was the Doric Temple. After a short steep hike up a dirt path, we arrived at the amazing site. 

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Built in 420 BC, the Doric Temple is surprisingly still intact. Some say it is in better shape than the Parthenon in Greece, though it may have never been finished being built. The triglyphs aligned with the columns at the top is a common feature of the Doric style temples. 

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Greek Theater

Next, we took a short shuttle ride to the top of the hillside to visit the Greek theater. 

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No more seats on the bus so Eric rode on the floor

No more seats on the bus so Eric rode on the floor

The view from the Greek theater was breathtaking.  One could only imagine what it would have been like to see a performance with that kind of backdrop.

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All of the walking made us pretty hungry so a snack of arancinis was just what we needed before heading to Erice.

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