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  • Outdoor & Adventure

Monte Jato Discovery: hiking and archaeological park tour

San Giuseppe Jato, Palermo

  • unique_info copia 3 3h30m
  • 2 - 10
  • DE EN IT

Set off for the discovery of Monte Jato area walking among history, secrets and unspoiled treasures of an archaeological and natural park among the most outstanding and mysterious of Sicily.

Put on comfortable shoes and head out on an outdoor adventure among ancient history and untouched nature.

Walk on an ancient medieval mule track and cross picturesque trails on a circular route suitable for experts and newbies alike.

Cross the northwestern section of the park between glades reminiscent of the great North American valleys, fields of wildflowers, ancient forests, and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Castellammare, the charming fishermen's village.

Reach the top of the mountain, about 800 meters above sea level, and take a dip in the greek-roman past of the island.

Visit the archaeological area of the ancient citadel of Jates, listen to the story of its mysterious origins, and admire up close the best-preserved scenic ruins such as the theater, the temple of Aphrodite, the agora, the phoenix temple, and the ancient walls of the houses.

Once you leave the park, descend through an old mule track carved into the rock known as the "the iron ladder".

A scenic way between two high walls of rocks, hidden from view of the valley and end the hike by returning to the starting point.

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  • Nature guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Archaeological area
It does not include
  • Transfer to the meeting point
Ideal for
  • outdoor lovers and passionates about ancient history.
What you'll need
  • Comfortable shoes, sun hat and water bottle.
Meeting Point
  • San Giuseppe Jato

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