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Selinunte

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Address: Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39092446540
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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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Great archaeological site

Very interesting site situated high on the hills. We visited in the afternoon when it was extremely hot which is not to be recommended. If you do not want to walk there is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the temples of Agrigento, Segesta and Paestum which were fantastic and very memorable but none had the impact or power of Selinunte. The city of Selinus was founded in the 7th century BC by the Greek colonists of Megara Hyblaea near Syracusa. In 409BC, it took 100,000 Carthaginians nine days to breach the walls of the city. In... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting site situated high on the hills. We visited in the afternoon when it was extremely hot which is not to be recommended. If you do not want to walk there is the opportunity of being taken round the site in a golf buggy. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The city is small and nice, the ruins are awesome. It was worth the detour for us. It was cheap and amazing. Poor signage though. The granita cart was delicious. The man who served us was so friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Selinunte is beautifully situated high on the hills overlooking the sea to one side and the verdant vineyards and citrus groves in the distance on the other side. As with many ancient archaeological sites, the terrain at times is uneven although the main walking paths are good, but good shoes, sunscreen, hat and water should be included. We paid for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Maybe it was because Agrigento was crowded, but we thought Selinunte was much more enjoyable. That said, appreciating what you're seeing really requires a knowledgeable guide. Yes, it costs, but it's worth it. You're never going to come back to a place like this. Best to have it be a grand and memorable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The archeological park is phenomenal and a definite W O W! Selinunte was not on my original itinerary.....but after a few TA discussions I enthusiastically changed course. SO GLAD I did. The signage is terrific. We wandered thru Temples E,F,G,etc. and then went back to the parking lot and drove our rental car to the Acropolis area: A,O,B,C**,D. Selinunte at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The ruins at Selinunte are really quite awe inspiring in their size and area of coverage. Some of the temples have been been partially reconstructed and others not so but the size of the elements make you admire the craftsmanship and enterprise of the early builders. To construct such buildings would be quite a project even with today's mechanical aides.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Not so known ruins, really deserve to be visited because of the good preservation and reconstruction work. The site has 2 different areas. One area of the temples and the other area of the ancient city. It has also a third area of temples across the river but I did´nt reach it. If you are in good shape you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The route around this site is a bit rough underfoot, with transport available. but if you can walk you can access a wider range of things of interest including the partly reconstructed temples, house foundations, a walk through a woody area and distant views. (We did see vehicles parked close to the Acropolis, as if one could drive there from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We visited in the early evening - there were few other visitors so we were able to soak in the atmosphere. Again, our guide was a mine of information and made the site come alive for us.

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