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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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Amazing ruins

Not really an archaeological buff I was impressed with the ruins at Selinunte. An amazing complex of 3 temples one still standing, an Acropolis and a mausoleum. The site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

The nearest temple is near the entrance and in fair condition but nowhere near as good as the well preserved temples in agrigento. The other ruins are really not within walking distance on a hot day, so we paid the expensive €10 each to jump on the golf buggies which drop you off at various locations. It made more of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Not really an archaeological buff I was impressed with the ruins at Selinunte. An amazing complex of 3 temples one still standing, an Acropolis and a mausoleum. The site can get very hot and the golf cart option is a must if with kids - the granita was a welcome respite at the Acropolis. The site is working on some... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

While i enjoy ruins, I had just seen the Valley of the Temples a couple days earlier and in my opinion Selinunte just did not compare. One temple is very well preserved and larger than any in the Valley of the Temples, however there was not much to observe after that. A couple temples you could still identify their columns... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've been to so many archaeological sites around the world but this has impressed me so much! The temples and Acropolis are so rich in material it's easy for those with little historical background to imagine the immense proportions of these buildings. The park itself has so much potential, the golf buggy option to travel between sections of the site... More 

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hot and foggy week in august of 2012 yet spectacular experience . Selinunte beach reminds me of australian sandy and isolated beaches, warm temperature ( compared to fiumefreddo di sicilia Ct)

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Brighton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Sadly when we arrived here it stated quite clearly that two if the main attractions are currently under renovation. We decided to continue inside and were pleased we did. The sight must be stunning when not undergoing work but it did take away from the whole experience quite a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 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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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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