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Selinunte

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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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Another great set of temples and ruins. The information in English is quite lacking. Best to bring a book of explanation with you. This trip involves a bit of walking, but it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The oriental temple group is very interesting with the gigantic Temple G, one of the largest greek temples in the world, and second in size in Sicily only to Agrigento's temple of Zeus. Temple E has been reconstructed in the 50s and shows how grandiose these structures would have been back in the 5C BC the peak of Selinus. Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Be prepared to walk a lot if you want to see everything. There is a shuttle that will take you back and forth between the two major areas where there are ruins. Do not miss the Acropolis and the wall around it. Also the beautiful views of the sea from the Acropolis. Interesting that all the temples are named after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Another great set of temples and ruins. The information in English is quite lacking. Best to bring a book of explanation with you. This trip involves a bit of walking, but it is not difficult. There is a way to drive in, but parking is limited.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

We were given the incorrect change at this ticket office. We provided euro50 note. The money given back was 10 x 50 c coins ( I thought that they were euro 2 coins) and 5 Euro note. We were short changed euro 20. Fortunately a french tourist helped interpret. Shortly after a mock reconciliation took place and we got our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We just came back from Selinunte - what a treat! The Temple and the Acropolis are forever young... How could it happen that they date backing to the 480 BC? Unbelievable! The park is huge, the walks are the most enjoyable, the views of the Greek Temples and the turquoise sea are second to none... Allow ample time, wear good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

In my opinion, this is the best archeological site of Sicily; so wide, well-preserved and scenographic that it is simply spectacular. It should surely be included in every tour of Sicily!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The site is remarkable but amazingly no clear sign around the site and no maps available when you buy tickets. Also unclear of where you can take cars in. Buggies were available to transport you around but were rather expensive. Good walking shoes recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A very impressive site but badly let down as no information available other than a site plan at the entrance

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Fascinating site and well worth a look. It was a red hot day so took the golf cart buggies, nice to do this huge site in comfort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This huge site must have been really something in its heyday, seven centuries ago. There are temple ruins and the remains of a walled acropolis as well as the Sanctuary of Malophoros to explore. We were there several hours, covering the site on foot although there are little buses you can pay to ride. You can drive your car over... More 

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