The Greek Temple of Victory (Greek Nikē) was located in the ancient city of Himera, today in the archaeological area of Termini Imerese.

The temple dates to the fifth century BC and has been identified with the temple built by the Carthaginians at the command of the tyrant Gelon of Syracuse, who commanded the Greek coalition which defeated them at the Battle of Himera in 480 BC.

Probably dedicated to Athena, the building was burnt and destroyed, most likely in 409 BC when the Carthaginians captured the city of Himera.



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Founded: 5th century BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy


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Raffaele Santagati (14 months ago)
Great archaeological museum. The ticket is only 4 euros. The visit starts with a video explaining the history of Himera and the temple of victory. Ask for guidance in English if you can't speak Italian. It is available. There are also toilets close to the main structure outside. The Museum was obtained renovating an old sugar factory that was built over the Greek city of Himera in The 19th century.
E M (17 months ago)
Bel museo A bit off the beaten track. Family restaurant across the road.
Dirk Claesen (18 months ago)
And 2 very Nice museums for only 4 euro togetter.
Jeroen Razoux Schultz (2 years ago)
First part of the Himera archeological area. The museum gives a great idea of what happened in this part of Europe in the past. Really amazing how sophisticated things looked. The temple itself as not well maintained unfortunatley and could be presented in a much more compelling way.
Aleš Pelikán (2 years ago)
Ruins are not officially accesible. Staff in muzeum kind but equiped with poor language skills. One admission aplies for this one and also for another one across the street.
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