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I made a tour of Sicily and this was the final stop. It was the highlight! It is as impressive as... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
MD76_ASD
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Amsterdam
Impressive place

The temples of Selinunte is a great place to visit. One of the temples has been restored and looks... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Grd_traveler
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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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 June 2017

I made a tour of Sicily and this was the final stop. It was the highlight! It is as impressive as Valle dei Templi near Agrigento in terms of temples, but what I liked much more is that you could much better see the city...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The temples of Selinunte is a great place to visit. One of the temples has been restored and looks great. The others are not but still are impressive by their area size. The great part is that you can also enter the restored temple as...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

A large site of mainly ruins, with one temple that has been reconstructed - we had a guide which really helped to bring it to life! Beautifully situated next to the coast - well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Large and spectacular, these ruins are easy to access with plenty of parking. The ruins are vast and you'll need plenty of time to see them. They are well signed and interpreted and it is quite easy to understand without a guide. There is a...More

1  Thank wineandtravellover
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Walking the full circuit takes about 3 hours with breaks and is worth it for the views and to get a full appreciation of the site. The Acropolis overlooking the sea is the highlight and although it was reused in ancient times it is still...More

3  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Greek ruins in Greece are pitiful compared to the Greek ruins in Sicily. Bring lunch, water, good shoes, and a hat. Then spend a lovely day enjoying these ruins. The views are outstanding. As others have noted, there is a bit of walking from...More

2  Thank rob2269
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This area was very exposed to high winds. But there was a fantastic untouched feeling that you don't get from many sites like this. There were many different routes and areas to explore. I would recommend this site if you would like a sense of...More

2  Thank Camille S
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting Ancient Greek site that can be easily reached on a day trip from Palermo. In addition to vast ruins in 2 separate locations, there is a very well preserved Greek temple that you can walk through and touch i.e. no...More

5  Thank sccanuck7
Reviewed 29 December 2016

You can easily see why this location would be chosen by the Greeks as sacred to their deities, with the temples on hills overlooking the Mediterranean, it is a stunning and beautiful area. The Temple of Hera was restored and has many of the interior...More

3  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We loved visiting Selinunte. The ruins are very interesting and allowing visitors to walk into the temples. The site is impressive with spectacular views of the sea below. The temples are situated in two locations, you can walk all around and explore. They give you...More

4  Thank AntonyTwinTop
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viajeraloca2090
12 September 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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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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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.
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