Parco Archeologico di Selinunte, Marinella di Selinunte

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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 Marinella di Selinunte trip generator to visit Parco Archeologico di Selinunte on your trip to Marinella di Selinunte, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful park, which has nothing to envy to that of Agrigento. After parking (free) is the ticket. To request a guide we are told to look inside ... Once we notice the electric train stop; ask for help and you are told that there is only one, having just left would have to wait a couple of hours. It is possible that the largest Archaeological Park in Europe, in an area with high unemployment, there is only a guide in July!?!?!? And because there is no information on departure times on the website (in my opinion)? The Park is divided into two parts, the second is about 1 km from the entrance; When we arrive we notice a parking lot where some visitors brought their site and have avoided the path under the Sun. We wanted so much to tell you at the entrance that you could get in the car?!?!? Bad organization!
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  • Selinunte Archaeological Park is the ideal place to experience sensations of yesteryear. We made the visit in the afternoon, maybe recommend to choose a cooler time. Very well maintained and can be visited on foot, although there are electric shuttles on the pricy side.
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  • Beautiful area. The first temple is huge. I think it's the greatest thing I've ever seen. Charming and sunny area. Cultural interest. There is a but. After entering and paying the full ticket, there is a kiosk where two two people offer to pay an additional €6.00 per person ticket for a train that would, the conditional is a must, lead visitors around the Park. Pity that though we were accompanied to the first temple is forgotten there by the artist of the train. To boil under the August Sun for pare kilo time. There was a tree, a bench and some shade. Result: no go to the Acropolis or wait, we went back to the entrance under the Sun.
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  • An amazing place. It's a pity the local government didn't take care about the properly reconstruction. It's a pity from the park you see a lot of modern hoses and building. But it's really a nice place (and the impact is also better than Temples Valley in Agrigento)
  • Great site. Not as crowdy as other historic sites but still interesting. Would recommend getting a guide as long way between points of interest.
  • you will need more than couple hours to enjoy this place... the views are beautiful, I can see myself spending couple hours just sitting on a stone of one of the Acropolis temples and look at the sea and 2 neighboring villages. Oh yes, you can climb on the stones no probs
  • Must see! We visited end of May and were surprised by the peaceful setting of this site. The ruins are really impressed and well worth a couple of hours' visit
  • It's a very big archeologic park. We visit the park in July but it was very hot ( 40°C), I suggest to take a caddy to visit the park. Make a deal with the casier so you can reduce the price ;-) When the temperature is better you can walk trough the park and have a nice pick nick between the monuments.

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