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Interesting information about a Phoenician colony

This island was settled by Phoenicians in the 8th century BCE. Defensive walls and other remains... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MkTrekker
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Olympia, WA
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Boat Trip to Charming Island

After visiting the salt harvesting place, we took a short boat ride to this island , where we had a... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
myraevans1942
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on a stormy day, but salt pools and windmills were captivating. Whitaker Museum was a small gem and while the rains kept our walking around the island to a minimum, what we did see was well described and fascinating. Staff at museum and ticket...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This island was settled by Phoenicians in the 8th century BCE. Defensive walls and other remains can be seen on the island. The Whitaker museum holds finds from archeological work and the stupendous and beautiful sculpture of the Motya Charioteer.

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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We took a boat out to the island which was founded by the Phoenicians in 8000 BC and inhabted until it was destroyed by Dionysus of Syracuse in 397 BC. An excellent opportunity to see the archaeological sites. There is a well posted footpath that...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

After visiting the salt harvesting place, we took a short boat ride to this island , where we had a picnic lunch. Before eating we took a flat, one mile hike around the island where we saw many Roman ruins and artifacts.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Sicily has so much history--Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque--but this is also Phoenician! The museum has artifacts going back thousands of years, including a Greek sculpture said to have Carthaginian influence. The "youth" or charioteer is truly beautiful, with flowing robes and rippling muscles--it has...More

Thank Lenny G
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is an amazing spot to see the wildflowers in the spring. It is a short boat ride of the coast and a great spot to hike and see the ruins. The small museum is full of artifacts and a lovely intact sculpture (minus the...More

1  Thank duayna p
Reviewed 21 April 2018

It's a bit difficult to reach if you don't have private transportation at your disposal (though there did seem to be a number of guided tour excursions), but I would, in hindsight, certainly have rented a vehicle just to go see this. You won't find...More

1  Thank RoaminTheEmpire
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visited in February, and our group had the island almost to ourselves. The ruins are fascinating - Phoenician, Carthaginian, Greek relics. A necropolis is here with a fortress 2500 years old. It is certianly worth a visit! (Don't miss the windmills/Salt recovery on the...More

1  Thank Gumbydoc
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Granted we had a perfectly beautiful day,blue skies,no wind,not to hot in late September,but everything combined with the boat trip out to the picturesque island made for a fairytale experience.

Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We took the boat to the island, looked at the museum and went for a walk around the island which allowed us to look at all the archeological sites. The path is well defined and you'll have an easy time to find your way. It...More

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hello the journey takes about 5 minutes. the ticket price is around 10 euros
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