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Selinunte

Sicily, Italy
+39 0924 46540
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Beautiful acropolis at sea cliff edge

Large grounds to cover, with the freedom to touch the ruins. This visit could take all day if you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shelli M
Go to the temple areas!!!

The history of Selinunte is filled with drama, blood and tragedy. But some of the old greek... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helga K
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“amazing ruins” (6 reviews)
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Sicily, Italy
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+39 0924 46540
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"archaeological site"
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"greek ruins"
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"amazing ruins"
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"golf buggy"
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"on foot"
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"ancient city"
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"main temple"
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"guide book"
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"large site"
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"bring water"
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"electric carts"
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"eastern temples"
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"walk around"
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"valle dei templi"
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"poor condition"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large grounds to cover, with the freedom to touch the ruins. This visit could take all day if you prefer; take a picnic and enjoy one of the benches under a shade tree. If you are sensitive to longs walks, a tram is available just...More

1  Thank Shelli M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history of Selinunte is filled with drama, blood and tragedy. But some of the old greek monuments still appear (almost) as ancient times. It is a beutiful site, both geografical and social. The atmosphere is magic. Recommanded!!!

Thank Helga K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Preferred the more out of the way site of Selinunte (and Segesta) to the valley of the temples. Not many people there when we visited in March and was considerably more atmospheric than Agrigento which was crowded. V well preserved and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This is a very Interesting site but be aware that it requires a lot of walking on uneven ground and stones. When we were there, it was very windy. I recommend coming here with a guide. I think if you were on your own you...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We took advantage of the electric carts to avoid some walking as there is plenty of trekking to do inside the archeological park itself. After inspecting the temple we clambered over the nearby ruins and enormous blocks of columns to our heart's content. Picturesque and...More

Thank Cocciolino2015
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Our group left Agrigento and went to Selinunte. This was an impressive location but the temple was not as well preserved. It is definitely worth the visit and the surrounding locations as beautiful. This is another must see place if you are on the south...More

2  Thank william Y
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Visiting Sicily for its ancient history? You will enjoy Selinunte. You can walk the streets and see the grid laid out by the ancient Greeks. In some parts you can see the three ages: 1st Greek, 2nd Cartheginian, 3rd Roman. You can also walk around...More

3  Thank Dorothy W
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I agree with the review that advises doing addition research before arriving at the site. We visited both Selinunte and the Valley of the Temples. While you can walk through, around and in the ruins at Selinunte, that's not the case at the Valley of...More

4  Thank bombaymartini
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

A fantastic site. However there is very little information or educational information available there. To make the most of this get some guide/book before hand, else you are just looking at a "pile of ruins", some of which have been restored, poorly as well. There...More

1  Thank Adj441
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Selinunte is a vast archeological Park with the ruins of many Temples. It’s another fascinating example of the Greek civilisation in Sicily.

2  Thank hovingham
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15Claire15
21 December 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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elizabethframos
12 November 2017|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
I walked but I believe the buggy seats 4 people and I don’t no the price sorry. Enjoy your trip!
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juneallenire
17 October 2017|
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Response from rondi3 | Reviewed this property |
It appears to be open every day from 900h to 1800h. There is no mention of holiday closings on their website.
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