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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  • We want to say thanks full of gratitude and higly recommend the tour guide SILVIA for the most fantastic and incredibly knowledgable historical and archeological introduction into the Selinunte site.....  more
    We want to say thanks full of gratitude and higly recommend the tour guide SILVIA for the most fantastic and incredibly knowledgable historical and archeological introduction into the Selinunte site.....  more »
  • We spent a whole morning there and very much enjoyed the tour - thank goodness there is a little train to take you between the two sites, as it was very hot when we visited. Very reasonable and I am.....  more
    We spent a whole morning there and very much enjoyed the tour - thank goodness there is a little train to take you between the two sites, as it was very hot when we visited. Very reasonable and I am.....  more »
  • Selinunte was once an ancient Greek city beautifully situated overlooking the sea which, in addition to its acropolis, has half a dozen amazing temples in various states of ruin from the effects of... 
    Selinunte was once an ancient Greek city beautifully situated overlooking the sea which, in addition to its acropolis, has half a dozen amazing temples in various states of ruin from the effects of...  more »
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  • Very interesting, worthwile a visit. Impressive remains of times when they have built with no machinery. Bring water and a hat should you visit on a summer day. Very reasonable entry fee of EUR 6. Well kept and clean place. Enough parking.
  • Welcome to the chaotic absurdity that is Italia!! Gotta love the little macho guy, "controlling" access to the sauna style ticket counter, by trying to be authoritative with everybody. It's straight out of a Ben Stiller movie! The site, however, is totally worth the €6.00 price of admission and a good laugh at all the anti-tourist staff. 🤣🤣🤣💪💪💪🥳🥳🥳
  • Beautiful park where you can gawk at Greek temple and city ruins from the 7th century. The cheaper tickets will allow you to walk the whole park on your own, or you can pay extra to get access to golf carts/trains that will take you from site to site. Transportation is an especially good idea when visiting the site under the hot Sicilian summer sun, but the site would be a great place to walk around in when the weather is cooler in the spring or the fall. The most impressive temple (Temple E) is easily accessible from the main entrance, but the Acropolis, which is the second most beautiful site facing the sea is quite an ambitious, hilly walk away if it’s really hot or if you’re visiting with kids. If you regret not opting into the transportation (as we did!) you can scan a QR code shown on signs outside major sites (such as the museum) to purchase the extra service without having to walk all the way back to the entrance. You can then simply show your receipt to the drivers to hop into the carts. There are no shops on the site but there are vending machines with snacks at the museum and a bar with coffee, drinks, and granita at the Acropolis. There are also souvenir shops and another bar outside the main entrance. The museum is worth a visit as it is filled with treasures from the era (tools, vases, jewelry and such). We very much enjoyed the signs scattered around the site that explain exactly how these temples were built, showing drawings and machinery that were created to transport these huge chunks of stone. Selinunte is a great place to appreciate the genius of centuries past! Gorgeous site to walk around in, too.
  • It is a wonderful place, you can feel the ancient history. It's possible to walk through the temples and ruins - this makes you experience everything much better, than just standing next so it. You have to walk a lot, but there is a transfer for money. For me it was better than Agrigento.
  • The museum was small but the park is huge. Make sure to pay the extra $ for the golf cart ride to & from the far temple. Just go up to the hut in front of the museum, which is after you walk past the first set of temples. It's a long walk there and back..it took 7 minutes to get there on the golf cart. Great views.

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