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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 5 days ago
Castricum, The Netherlands
Great time

The archaeological area is incredible. We were, seriously, twelve of 15 people at the site all... read more

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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 5 days ago

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
Thank Pensionado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Thank paulaM154PJ
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
Thank Michael N
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
Thank dianac0hen
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
Thank gbwcs
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
1  Thank BluePete
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
2  Thank MartaandMartin
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
1  Thank D-Ding77
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The site is well worth a visit. The temple ruins and acropolis occupy a large area that is well pathed and signposted. What was built here centuries ago was quite amazing and the reconstruction work done on some parts highlights what it must have been...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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
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
November 11, 2017|
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Response from Adj441 | Reviewed this property |
About four I think; basic golf cart. We walked but it was cool. Wouldn't want to do that mid summer as it's a big sight. Have fun.