Ruins

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Lonely Planet review

About 4km south of the modern, fast-developing town of Sibari are the remnants of the seat of the ancient Sybarites, those luxury-loving Greeks renowned for their wealth and love of pampering. Sybaris was destroyed by a jealous Crotone in the 6th century BC. You can visit the ruins , though 90% remain buried. The small Museo Archeologico della Sibaritide is 7km away (signposted off the autostrada).