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Historical site with lots of information

There was plenty of car parking when we visited and there are a few gift shops nearby alongside the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bath, United Kingdom
An enormous area of archaeological wonders

Selinunte is one of the most interesting and best documented excavations of Sicily. The area is so... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
Pensionado
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Castricum, The Netherlands
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was plenty of car parking when we visited and there are a few gift shops nearby alongside the public toilets. This is a large archaeological site, which is mostly ruins, but there are a few buildings and temples standing. There was plenty of information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Selinunte is one of the most interesting and best documented excavations of Sicily. The area is so vast since it includes an eastern hill with temples, the acropolis of the ancient city above the sea and a sanctuary tot the west. Furthermore there is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

The archaeological area is incredible. We were, seriously, twelve of 15 people at the site all day. I'd highly recommend taking the golf carts or it would be a significant hike to see everything. 7 euro per person for the carts. Weather was great and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

What can I write... another must see if you're into history/architecture. You can hire an electric vehicle to move round the sites, however, you can not drive it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Beautiful location along the sea. While the temples have not been restored as fully as at the Valley of the Temples, you are able to walk amongst the ruins and within one of the temples which has been partially restored. This coupled with fewer crowds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

The temples at Selinunte didn’t compare to the ones at the valley of the temples. However, being able to walk inside the temple gave a whole different perspective of the size and magnitude of the temple itself and made the stop worthwhile.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The tour of ruins from bc are amazing. The thing people built without use of machinery is a wonder. The place is preserved nicely and we walked a lot but enjoyed every moment.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

This ancient site is situated in a most wonderful location. Once home to 100000 people ,a rich & powerful Greek society. The ruins cover a vast area , taking at least 3 hours to see properly. The eastern temples are the most stunning, Temple E...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

The entrance was close to Temple E. This is the only rebuilt temple. The best part is that you are allowed to walk inside of it, so you can sense how it would have felt like and how the proportions were. In other ancient temple...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Amazing ruins with a beautiful backdrop. We enjoyed everything about our visit. Although spread out - the reasonably priced golf buggy’s provided even more enjoyment for our young clan on the return leg! Fantastic day had by all

Date of experience: August 2018
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Trek60378663800
January 13, 2019|
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Response from jaimeelsabio | Reviewed this property |
Check out the site rome2rio website. It says there’s a bus that takes 3hr 20 min. Departs Palermo with a change in Castelvetrano. Nothing direct.
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from ChinaFanNYC | Reviewed this property |
Hi from NYC .... We also did not use a guide. With the info posted at each part of the site, plus some googling, you’ll get a good idea of the layout and purpose of each building. We walked everywhere. I’d allow about 3... More
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December 21, 2017|
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Response from Adj441 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, sorry. We had a hire car for the time we were out of Palermo. We did have a tour guide for a day around etna and that was great if slightly indulgent at 200 for the day; but they will take you wherever you... More
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