Selinunte was probably the only archeological site we visited on our roadtrip that my 18 year old brother enjoyed, because you can climb freely on the ruins.
Selinunte was amazing. The sea breeze kept us cool as we enjoyed beautiful temples. We spent over an hour at the main temple ruin just taking photos and enjoying the atmosphere. A class of Italian schoolchildren were performing a play about the Greeks in front of the temple, which was interesting to watch.
Behind the main temple are ruins that haven't been reconstructed--just piles of loose-lying columns. It was very cool. We were able to climb into the mess of ruins and be surrounded by columns. Just be careful to wear long pants, as you'll be wading through the brush to do so.
Aside from the main temple that is easy to access on foot, there is another temple closer to the sea that you can visit via electric buggie ride from the site's staff--just ask to be taken there. The staff then gave us 30 minutes to explore these remains and came back to pick us up at that time.
Overall Selinunte was a wonderful site, highly recommend if you're interested in ruins. You can easily kill a few hours wandering around and enjoying the scenery :)
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