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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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Wonderful ruins overlooking the sea.

The site is a very good example of the joining of Greek & Phoenician culture. There is a large Doric Temple which is wonderful to look at. (Temple E) There are also the remains of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't look further you'll be like everybody here and can only say: "great ruins, spectacular view" and "you can even enter the temples". Selinunte is so much more than that. It's not just an acropolis with a collection of temples at a beautiful location overlooking the sea. It's the deserted town of Selinous, once 25.000 inhabitants, that laid... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site is a very good example of the joining of Greek & Phoenician culture. There is a large Doric Temple which is wonderful to look at. (Temple E) There are also the remains of the town to look at. These are very interesting. There is a small museum. It is a lovely site to walk around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved visiting Selinunte (drove 90 minutes each way from Trapani to get there). The ruins are so extensive and interesting, and they allow visitors to walk into the temples (unlike Segesta and the Valley of the Temples). The site is lovely, too, with spectacular views of the beaches and ocean below. We spent 4-5 hours walking through the entire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled here from Agrigento on the way to Palermo. It took about 80 minutes and was well worth the trip. The temples are situated in two locations and you can walk all around and explore. Good shoes are necessary. Not as touristy as the Valley of the temples

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The temples are impressive and look great against the background of the sea. One of the temples is inteally good state and gives a good idea of the ancient atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking and utterly beautiful. One of the most scenic places to spend time with your better half and we thought it was very romantic. We will definitely revisit ❤

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Valhalla, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

This is a beautiful set of ruins. Two of the Temples are fairly well preserved. There is not a whole lot of information on them the building are referred to by letters A,B,C,D etc.

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