Located in the heart of the Cilento nature reserve, Velia was founded in 535 BC by Phocean Greek refugees. An active port, known as Elea by the Greeks, it became a Roman territory but never relinquished its cultural and linguistic Greek roots. The city was famous for its school of philosophy, which flourished during the 6C-5C BC and counted Parmenides and Zeno among its followers.
Address :Contrada Piana di Velia
Phone:+39 0974 972396
9am-1hr before dusk