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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…
Top Choice Seafood in Selinunte

Da Vittorio

Travellers with their own vehicles should consider detouring 15km east of Selinunte to this venerable eatery on the Porto Palo beachfront. In business for five decades, Da Vittorio has earned a reputation as one of …
Buffet in Selinunte

Lido Zabbara

For tasty, reasonably priced food near the ruins, head straight for this low-key eatery on the beachfront. Affable long-time owner Jòjò welcomes temple-weary travellers to his delightful outdoor terrace for grilled …
Seafood in Selinunte

La Pineta

You couldn't ask for a nicer setting than this beachfront eatery at the edge of the Foce del Belice nature preserve at Marinella's far eastern edge. It's especially nice at sunset, or in the evening when the whole p…
Temple in Selinunte

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…
Temple in Selinunte

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 …
Temple in Selinunte

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…