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Selinunte

Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #288 of 1,086 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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North Tustin, CA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
45 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We arrived by car and parked in the main lot. After we bought tickets, we explored the three temples near the main entrance. Our kids, especially the youngest, enjoyed walking in and on and over the temples and ruins. Next, we drove to the other side of the sight. It was a bit of a drive. Glad we did not... More

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Porrentruy, Switzerland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Selinunte Greek ruins are simply amazing. The temples and acropole with their accessibility are a rare archaeological site today. There are two ways to visit, by small train which is comfortable (especially for older people or families with children) but expensive, or by foot and car having to change parking lots between the two extremities of the site. If... More

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Toronto
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106 reviews 106 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The ruins at Selinus - originally built by the ancient Greeks - sit on top of a cliff that overlooks the ocean with a beach below running off to one side towards the town. This is the largest archeological site in Europe. It's bigger than Agrigento which is also in Sicily. The restored Greek temple which overlooks the ocean is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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