Selinunte Archaeological Park, Castelvetrano

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With 284 hectares (701.8 acres) of ruins and sites to explore, Selinunte Archaeological Park 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. To visit Selinunte Archaeological Park on your holiday in Castelvetrano, and find out what else Castelvetrano has to offer, use our Castelvetrano.
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  • Despite the large crowds and limited parking, this is a must see site. We debated about the merits of recreating the main temple, but all in all, if the Tempe E were not recreated the entire site...  more »
  • This is a large archeological site with several fairly intact Greek temples and a range of other historical sites. You register online at the entrance because of covid, then you can get your tickets....  more »
  • Allow yourself enough time to visit the whole area. Tickets costs only 6 eur, which is a bargain for a site like this, but you still want to enjoy the whole park. You can take the shuttles (extra...  more »
  • It was really a great experience to visit such a place. Sicily was populated by Greeks and their culture is still visible from such remains. Greek Temples are unbelievable and I strongly recommend to visit also this archeological sight if you are planning your trip to Sicily. Maybe it is very hot there in summer time but nevertheless it must be visited
  • Don't miss the visit to this park if you are in the area. Apart the historical value, the temples are near the coast and the whole place is so beautiful. Sunny or rainy you will have stunning pictures.
  • There are 2 entrances, both with free car parking. I do not recommend taking the private train, which costs € 3, € 6 or € 12 depending on where it takes you. First of all, on the train they explain nothing to you, and besides everything is easily reachable on foot without difficulty, or you arrive by car from one entrance to the other in 1 minute, and save € 12 per person! The archaeological site is extremely interesting. Unfortunately they allow you to walk on the remains of temples, which is so exciting and fascinating, but at the same time in this way you contribute to the deterioration of the original stone. There are not a lot of explanations, so he arrives armed with a guide. There is no water, nor shaded areas.
  • A brilliant archaeological site that is as industrial in scale as it is interesting. An ancient city sprung up here in the 7th Century BC and those guys could build a temple - let me tell you. Pesky Carthaginians sacked the place so it wouldn't fall into the hands of the Romans. What. Are. They. Like. The only thing missing is tour guides, which would bring the place to life and would help to rival Pompeii on the Italian mainland. A must see for any archeology or ancient history buff!
  • It was a great place. I loved exploring the ruins. There was transportation. A lot to explore, a while ancient town in ruins, with a dislocated temple district (that's why transportation is good to have) and another remote part.

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