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Address: 91022, Castelvetrano, Sicily, Italy
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+39 329 213 3502
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The temple remains at Selinunte are well worth a visit. There is a lot of walking involved, but you can pay to have a little golf cart take you between the two main areas of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the largest if not the largest Greek Colony excavations in terms of site size with; a 'temple mount' & three large temples immediately to the right of the entrance & running north; and an acropolis (ancient city) partially excavated a long walk to the east on a majestic bluff overlooking the sea. Worth every penny of admission. The... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Selinunte is a must-see if you are interested in Greek ruins. Even though it is not well preserved, the site is worth a stop. I saw better Greek ruins in Sicily than in Greece, so if you like Greek historical structures, go to Sicily.

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Kaiserslautern
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This archeological site is a wonderful side trip if a traveler is in the area. It would be a must see if it was better preserved. The paths are in disrepair and many areas are overgrown with vegetation. However, the temples are worth a walk and and the views of the sea as a backdrop are amazing. The attraction boasts... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is one of the top four destinations to admire the greek temples and civilization of the Magna Grecia. It is a vast area which can be done walking or by using golf carts or local transportations. The area is well kept and everything is well organized. Some of the temples are near the sea and the view is particularly... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was one of the highlights of our visit to Sicily. Fantastic temples and acropolis in a large park with stunning sea views. If there were crowds, they were as dispersed as the old stones! October is a good time to visit as there is not much shade. Definitely a must-see.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The temple remains at Selinunte are well worth a visit. There is a lot of walking involved, but you can pay to have a little golf cart take you between the two main areas of the site. There is effectively only 1 temple that has been reconstructed that gives you some idea of how impressive these massive structures must once... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

one of the best places i walk in my life, a lot of history to see, maybe need more services and It should be a little 'more clean and tidy and the grass cut

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Reggio Emilia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The larger archeological site almost in Europe. It's incredible. Temples of Gods. Sunny roads between baths basileum residencies. Where people pried for matherood. Or to Demetra feeding the earth with animals sacrified. The Acropolis with a landscape enormous on the sea. You can breath history that arrives in your mind. Selinunte was a great city, with around 85.000 inhabitants. It... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Do not miss it! This is a spectacular Greek site with amazing views of the sea. Pretty big site to visit, better to get the cart otherwise it is a long walk.

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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Really interesting. Consider paying for the buggy - even if you only use it for the return trip. It's quite a walk on a hot day.

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