(15 km – 10 minute drive)
Metaponto was founded by Greek settlers on the Ionian coast and became one of the most important settlements of the Magna Grecia. Visitors have the opportunity to travel into the millennial history of Greek culture. The archaeological site includes different temples dedicated to Athena, Apollo, Hera, and others. The urban area contains a theatre and ruins of Greek homes. 15 out of the 36 original columns from the Hera Temple are still preserved today.