Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Selinunte

Acropolis

The Acropolis, the heart of Selinunte's political and social life, occupies a slanted plateau overlooking the now-silted-up Gorgo di Cottone. Huddled in the southeastern part are five temples (A, B, C, D and O). Vir…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Selinunte

Eastern Temples

The eastern temples are the most stunning of all Selinunte's ruins, crowned by the majestic Temple E. Built in the 5th century BC and reconstructed in 1958, Temple E stands out due to its completeness; as you walk f…
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Temple C

Virtually the symbol of Selinunte, Temple C is the oldest temple on the site, built in the middle of the 6th century BC. The stunning metopes found by Harris and Angell were once a part of this formidable structure,…
Beach in Selinunte

Lido di Zabbara

No visit to Selinunte is complete without a walk along this attractive stretch of beach below the archaeological site, which affords marvellous views back up to the clifftop temples. A path once led here from the ac…
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Temple E

Built in the 5th century BC and reconstructed in 1958, the majestic Temple E stands out among Selinunte's eastern group due to its completeness. As you enter the site from the ticket office, it's the first temple yo…
Temple in Selinunte

Temple B

Up on Selinunte's Acropolis, this smaller temple dates from the Hellenistic period and could have been dedicated to the Agrigentan physiologist and philosopher Empedocles, whose water-drainage scheme saved the city …
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Temple A

Temple A, along with Temple O, is closer to the sea than Selinunte's other temples. These two are also Selinunte's most recent temples, dating back between 490 and 480 BC. Both are virtually identical in style and s…
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Temple O

Temple O, along with Temple A, is closer to the sea than Selinunte's other temples. These two are also Selinunte's most recent temples, dating back between 490 and 480 BC. Both are virtually identical in style and s…
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Temple G

The northernmost of Selinunte's eastern temples, Temple G was built in the 6th century BC and, although never completed, was one of the largest temples in the Greek world. Today it is a massive pile of impressive ru…
Archaeological Site in Selinunte

Sanctuary of Malophoros

Walk west about 20 minutes from the acropolis across the now-dry river Modione (formerly the Selinon), then up a dirt path, and you'll reach the ravaged ruins of the temple dedicated to Demeter, the goddess of fert…