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Address: Sicily, Italy
Description: You will think you were transported to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece...
You will think you were transported to the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, when you gaze upon these well-preserved temple ruins.
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So worthwhile to visit

we marvelled at the temples at Agrigento 2 days ago but we probably enjoyed our day at Selinunte today more. The combination of sounds; sea, wind, birds and bees and absence of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enormous project to restaurate the left-overs of immense temples. Well organised visitor center, and organized trips, over the immense grounds.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Spectacular view of the ancient city and the sea. We went early in the morning 9 o´clock a very sepcial exprience beeing there all alone. Bring your food into the site and water, can only buy outside the area.

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melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

we marvelled at the temples at Agrigento 2 days ago but we probably enjoyed our day at Selinunte today more. The combination of sounds; sea, wind, birds and bees and absence of back ground car noise made our walk through the ruins very peaceful. Being there in low season meant there were few others visiting the ruins and there were... More 

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Essex UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is a bit of a hike up to the temple, and a challenge for the less mobile, but so worth the climb. The unspoilt ruins are spectacular, and, because of the lack of easy access, quiet and meditative. Do not miss!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

In my opinion, much more impressive than anything else we've seen in Sicily including Agrigento. The site is huge. Enough for a couple of days wandering if you are a ruins buff. They are reassembling portions of two temples giving you a better idea of how gigantic some of the temples were. The remains of the temples are mind boggling... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Selinunte was a city and it spread over hills and valleys above the sea. There are the remains of at least five temples many other buildings and extensive fortifications. Because the site is spread out there are two different parking lots connected by a road. Electric cart service is also available. The most visible temples are being renovated and disappear... More 

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Quite an impressive place, not only for the historical aspect but also in terms of the setting. Having visited Himera on the north coast, and other such sites across Sicily, this brought much of it together. €6 per person is a very reasonable charge - how much say Stonehenge! - and personally think touring on foot gives you the best... More 

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Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit despite the inevitable scaffolding for repairs. Get ticket first from the main office and it' s an easy walk to the temples. You can walk to the Acropolis from there but it was too hot and far for us. What is not immediately obvious is that you can exit via the ticketing area and drive to... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

a totally magical experience exploring a site minimally restored and free from crowds. It is possible to walk from one area to the outlying ruins or take a train if pushed for time /finding it a struggle in hot weather. Refreshments available near site entrance including souvenir stalls and also in village at seaside after visiting far side of site.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The temples in Selinunte are certainly beautiful and of enormous dimensions, but what makes it particular is the well preserved Acropolis, where you can see the traces of an ancient city with crossroads, shops and houses still preserving their outline and mosaic floors. Although it is not noticed, you can make two stops when visiting by your own car: First... More 

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