A walk inside the most western colony of ancient Greeks in Sicily
Meeting point for our walking tour is at the ticket counter in the entrance of the archaeological area of Selinunte, from there we walk to the eastern hill side. In the 6th and 5th century b. C. the Greeks built there three monumental temples, destroyed like all the other buildings of the ancient city in a tremendous earthquake in the late Roman time. The temple E was rebuilt 50 years ago; it's the only Doric classic temple of Selinunte. Than we go to see the ruins of two other temples: F, G, both still lying on the floor.
The second part of our visit is dedicated to the Acropolis. Walking along the city walls of the 5th century b. C. , we will arrive in front of the ruins of the four temples A, O, C and D.
Next to the "holy area", we see the ruins of the Polis: the foundations of the Greek and Punic houses and the regular street system that scholars date back to the decade of 580 b. C.
Instead of walking, we can also use the electric buggy, bringing us around in the whole archaeological area
Begin of the tour: ticket counter at the entrance of the archaeological area
Part 1: visit of the Eastern Hill Side with the temples E, F and G
Part 2: Visit of the Acropolis with the temples A, O, C and D and the excavations along the main street
Before we start our tour, or between part 1 and part 2 , or at the end of the tour there is the possibility of using the caffè and the public facilities on the main parking place of the Eastern Hill Side
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: ticket counter at the entrance of Selinunte
Duration: 3 hours
Inside the archeologicalarea we will walk. We will use your car to arrive from one area (eastern hill side) to the other (acropolis)or use the private electric buggy
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 EUR - Entrances
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Regina was exceptional as a guide. When we toured Selenunte she brought a binder of visuals that were immensely helpful in understanding the site and what she was teaching us. Very personable and pleasant guide.