Paestum is a Greek settlement where you can find the best preserved Greek doric temples worldwide. Most of the ancient Greek city has not been excavated yet. Besides three temples, the side has a gymnasium, city wall and tower ruins and plenty of house wall ruins. Part of the site is also a museum showing excavated items such as statues, vases, metalwork, and painted grave stones.
By Train: train goes from Salerno to Paestum station. Read about the unified public transport ticket Campania Unico. Buy your ticket to get out in one of the souvenir shops close to the museum or before you come here. No ticket sale anymore at the station and machine never works.
Walk. From station to historical site about 20 min., from historical site to beach about 30 min.
The Temple of Athena
Three ancient Greek temples.
Museum, especially the frescos of the Grace chamber
Dynamic Earth Adventures, (info@DynamicEarthAdventures.com), . An organization that arranges personalised tours to Paestum, Vesuvius and Pompeii led by experienced tour guides and academics in the field.
Relax at beach
All the souvenirs you forgot to buy anywhere else in Italy, and they are even cheaper than elsewhere.
Small fake jumping athlet (from the grave frescos).
Around the museum are plenty of Italian restaurants serving the standard food.
At the beach are less atmospheric restaurants.
The main international hotel chains have their blocks at the beach.
There is a agrocultural farm that rents out beds run by a Belgian.