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, 84058 Marina-di-Ascea
Phone:+39 0974 972396
Price:3 € €
9am-1hr before dusk