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Selinunte

Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #192 of 1,034 attractions in Sicily
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites
Description: 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Beautifully preserved ancient Greek ruins that are easily accessed on foot. DO NOT PAY for the shuttle service because it is easy to walk the first part, get back in the car and drive to the second part, and walk around there. Super hot day, some shady areas with seating. No concessions so bring your own water. Active excavation in... More

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midlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went on a cloudless hot June day and had lunch first at a restaurant opposite the entrance - dont go in to the site eat, the view is just a dreary wooden fence! If you intend to see the whole site take one of the carts as it really is too large and too exhausting to walk if its... More

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Cowbridge
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The park contains many important ruins, and here is not the place to describe them in detail. However, the Greek temple is stunning; it was re-erected fairly recently but has been done with good taste and without any modern embellishment. The rest of the park is also really interesting and contains the ruins of a huge hill fort; the outside... More

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience to walk in the ruins of the ancient temple. When within you get the full impression of the size. We took the buggy to the acropolis and walked around the old streets with their shops. You could really feel the history here. Seniors get free access to all major sites with ID, so we spent... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Very well done archeological park with amazing Greek temple ruins and village house ruins. This is a great place for hiking and spending the day at the sea.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This ancient Greek site was a real treat. The Temple of Hera remains allow one to actually walk Inside It's walls. You get a whole different perspective of the size this way. You are taken by electric cart to various places in this vast park. Those with any kind of limitations can still enjoy the site. We enjoyed this stop... More

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Vienna, Austria
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Mind boggling ruins, well worth the 6 euros entry fee (kids are free). Bit muddy after heavy rains, and a bit of a hike to the acropolis.

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Devon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Since I was last there the excavations and presentation of the site have improved beyond all measure. We took a "buggy" round the site. So much is still being done. We were able to stroll between Temples. The coastal views were beautiful. Although there is a fee to enter OAP's are free (but do take identification). We spent an excellent... More

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The Villages, Florida
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311 reviews 311 reviews
171 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

There are several wonderful sites in Sicily where you can see Greek temples or ruins. I thought Selinunte was one of the best. The site is quite extensive. You can drive between the two main sections so that reduces the walking some. Still if you want to see all the areas, there is some walking. We went to the Park... More

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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405 reviews 405 reviews
99 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It is incredible to be able to walk amongst the reconstructed Temple, other ruins and what remains of the Acropolis here with so few other people. This important archaeological park is an incredible place in a spectacular location by the sea at Selinunte. One can walk between the Temple site and the Acropolis area or drive between the two. From... More

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