We loved visiting Selinunte (drove 90 minutes each way from Trapani to get there). The ruins are so extensive and interesting, and they allow visitors to walk into the temples (unlike Segesta and the Valley of the Temples). The site is lovely, too, with spectacular views of the beaches and ocean below. We spent 4-5 hours walking through the entire... 更多
We traveled here from Agrigento on the way to Palermo. It took about 80 minutes and was well worth the trip. The temples are situated in two locations and you can walk all around and explore. Good shoes are necessary. Not as touristy as the Valley of the temples
This is a beautiful set of ruins. Two of the Temples are fairly well preserved. There is not a whole lot of information on them the building are referred to by letters A,B,C,D etc.
Beautiful temples destroyed in the late 5th century BC. As a family, we had a chance to walk about and imagine a different time when the place was a part of a thriving Acropolis. Temple E is the only one fully reerected, and the site is a very impressive Doric architecture. It feels a bit unbalanced and you appreciate the... 更多
This site is enormous and fascinating. The temples are quite impressive - as good and as interesting as Segeste and Agrigente. The only sad thing is the lack of a good museum (all the most interesting metopes and art treasures are in Palermo at the Archeological Museum). It is quite breathtaking but bring your own water as there is no... 更多
You do not have to have a great imagination to understand what once was here. This is basically two sites which you can either walk or you can rent a golf cart which brings you to both sites. The walk is lovely but can be tiring during the heat of the day. Definitely worth the visit
These ruins were by far the coolest ruins I've been to, and I've been to the Acropolis in Athens! This temple is actually open so you can walk around inside it and see some of the interior structure in addition to the exterior walls! There's just something about being able to touch something that deepens the experience! There are at... 更多
We saw the temples of Agrigento, Segesta and Paestum which were fantastic and very memorable but none had the impact or power of Selinunte. The city of Selinus was founded in the 7th century BC by the Greek colonists of Megara Hyblaea near Syracusa. In 409BC, it took 100,000 Carthaginians nine days to breach the walls of the city. In... 更多