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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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It's OK but not the best in Sicily

We took our Danish visitors to Selinunte, having previously been with other guests to Agrigento and to Segesta. Of course, it's worth a visit and impressive. However, the temples... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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Large site with lots to see on two locations, unfortunately most damaged but still impressive. One temple very cool and remains of the theater in another area. display boards at the site are great to self tour you through it. must see with great swimming beaches and good value restaurants nearby. a great day of sun surf and fun with... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site is laid out on 2 hills a good 20 minutes walk apart. Of the 3 temples on the eastern hill, only the Temple of Hera has been restored, and it is still the best restored of all of the city's temples. The so-called Temple G here is second only in size to the temple of Jupiter at Agrigento.... More 

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Thank Rod F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our Danish visitors to Selinunte, having previously been with other guests to Agrigento and to Segesta. Of course, it's worth a visit and impressive. However, the temples are much more scattered in Selinunte and the signs are poor. They are also more degraded and overall there is less to see. If you have to choose one, by any... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will provide more details if required. I will also upload photos at a later date. Suffice to say - a wonderful place

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We liked this place better then Agrigent - it is much less touristic. However, it needs some time to explore all its places (plan at least 2 hours, we have been there for nearly 4 hours) . But they are worth it.

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The massive Selinunte or Selinus site is a must-see for anyone with the slightest interest in ancient civilisations. Tip: buy a book in one of the excellent bookshops in Marsala or another town before going. In typical Sicilan style, there is nothing but a single sheet of info here. TIP: don't use the disgusting toilets at the car park; wait... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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