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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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  • Impressive is the extension of the archaeological area, the imposing Temple of Athena, towering columns of this temple, site not to be missed. Area with sea views, ample parking for cars.
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  • Tour of Sicily. If you visit Sicily this is a must. Archaeological Park well maintained with monuments spread over two hills that slope down to the sea. And my personal opinion that if I have to choose between Agrigento and Selinunte opto great damage for the second ticket that some basic information. Passed the ticket office are available for electric cars that accompany the elderly or disabled until the vicinity of monuments. Some monuments in good condition than others. To move from one hill to another you can walk or take the car and do a internal path with the same ticket. On the second Hill there are other temples, burial areas and statues dedicated to various gods. Without describing all the temples that needs some pages I can say that it's worth spending at least 5/6 hours of your travel. Inside there are dining options and services. Not recommended during the summer months
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  • 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 hi...  more »
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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.