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Parco Archeologico di Selinunte, Castelvetrano

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With 284 hectares (701.8 acres) of ruins and sites to explore, Parco Archeologico di Selinunte is Europe's largest archaeological park. Wander the ruins of the ancient Greek colony founded in 628 BCE. Marvel at the sizeable Temple of Hera--reconstructed since the city was abandoned more than 2,000 years ago--and the other four temples surrounding the colony's acropolis. You can see the ocean and countryside from various vantage points as you travel between the old city's different regions. Use our Castelvetrano trip generator to visit Parco Archeologico di Selinunte on your trip to Castelvetrano, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Between Segesta and Agrigento is Selinunte a huge site at the edge of the sea and the old port is silted up. There is unfortunately a lot of ruins, but that gives an idea of the power and influence of the Greeks in ancient times. Many temples on part of the site and a lot of ruins on what remains of the Acropolis. Both sites are separated from two kilometres, but we were able to make the visit without having to take the car by taking advantage of an electric cart that saved us a lot of walking!
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  • spectacular sight, what shows up in front of you is really huge, much to decide to turn it with trenino that lets you visit all the major sites for about 15 minutes and then resume the round. Exciting.
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  • Nice site, very nice, not some signs unreadable. We walked into the nearest area, later to go to the other side we took the train. Shame about the partial abandonment, but some temples are really impressive, very large area with sea view, to be enchanted.
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  • Awesome Park with lots of Greek history in italy. To reach some archaeological sites is better to move with a car. Pay attention to the sun if you will visit it during the summer.
  • Vast open park with well-annotated signage in multiple languages. There is parking in different parts of the park so to save energy in the heat of the day one can drive to different points. There are picnic benches in the shade near the Acropolis. The toilets are pretty smelly but clean.
  • A great leap into the past. The two biggest temples are ruins, the smallest one still stand and can even be entered. Well worth a visit.
  • Very big area which is open for you to explore. You can see the reconstructed temples as well as fallen ones. From everywhere you have a nice view. I liked it more then the one in Segesta.
  • Amazing place nothing to say about it and its history. Very well advised to everyone. Giving one star just because it's a massive SHAME to have bathrooms that are horrible..no lights extremely dirty and no care whatsoever. I was here exactly one year ago and it just got worse. Shame on you Selinunte, Sicily and Italy.