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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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Private Wine Tour and Archeological Area of Selinunte with licensed Guide
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Very interesting Ancient Greek site

This is a very interesting Ancient Greek site that can be easily reached on a day trip from Palermo. In addition to vast ruins in 2 separate locations, there is a very well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 30, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Greek ruins in Greece are pitiful compared to the Greek ruins in Sicily. Bring lunch, water, good shoes, and a hat. Then spend a lovely day enjoying these ruins. The views are outstanding. As others have noted, there is a bit of walking from one temple group to another, but the walking is easy and adds to the experience.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

This area was very exposed to high winds. But there was a fantastic untouched feeling that you don't get from many sites like this. There were many different routes and areas to explore. I would recommend this site if you would like a sense of history without the crowds. It was refreshing to peruse the Greek architecture and archaeology as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting Ancient Greek site that can be easily reached on a day trip from Palermo. In addition to vast ruins in 2 separate locations, there is a very well preserved Greek temple that you can walk through and touch i.e. no barricades. We visited in late November when the site was virtually empty. I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

You can easily see why this location would be chosen by the Greeks as sacred to their deities, with the temples on hills overlooking the Mediterranean, it is a stunning and beautiful area. The Temple of Hera was restored and has many of the interior features not preserved in other temples. Behind this temple are two more ruins of temples,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We loved visiting Selinunte. The ruins are very interesting and allowing visitors to walk into the temples. The site is impressive with spectacular views of the sea below. The temples are situated in two locations, you can walk all around and explore. They give you a good idea of the ancient atmosphere. We highly recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We came her on a nice and sunny day, although very touristic this is a great place to visit. beautiful tho see the site and very interesting to discover the history of the temples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We decided to have 4 days in SW Sicily, devoted to the Greek and Roman ruins. Basing ourselves in Mazarra, we had Agrigento, Selinunte and Segesta all within easy reach as well as a number of interesting towns - Marsala (wine), Trapani (salt pans) and Erice (beautiful hill town). Of the 3 temple sites, Selinunte was by far the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We liked this site a bit more than the Valley of the Temples and Segesta as it felt a bit more off beaten track and was not so crowded. You visit two sites (you can walk or drive between the two) the first containing three temples one of which has been partially reconstructed. The second site is more impressive as... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I've been to lots of Greek ruins around Italy (Paestum, Agrigento, Taormina, Segesta, Solunto) and this is by far one of the biggest in size and one of worst in condition and maintenance. First the site (town) is in three sections (two entries close by). You pay €6 each and they can't even give you a bloody map? The place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We went early to avoid crowds and the heat and wandered around the beautiful ruins. You can drive between them so it's not too tiring and I would bring a hat and umbrella as you are very exposed on a hot day.

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