Welcome to Selinunte


Selinos (as it was known to the Greeks) was once one of the richest and most powerful cities in the world, with over 100,000 inhabitants and an unrivalled temple-building program. The most westerly of the Greek colonies, it was established by a group of settlers from nearby Megara Hyblaea in 628 BC who had been attracted by its wonderful location atop a promontory between two major rivers (now silted up), the Modione and Cottone, the latter forming a secure natural harbour. The plains surrounding the site were overgrown with celery (selinon in Greek), which served as inspiration for the new colony's name.

Today this vast complex of fields and ruined temples beside the Mediterranean is a delightful place to wander, especially in springtime, when the wildflowers are in full bloom.


Top experiences in Selinunte

Selinunte activities

$194.74 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Wine Tour and Archeological Area of Selinunte with local Guide

Meet your Local Guide at your hotel and drive into the "Sicilian Tuscany", south of Palermo. Sicily has more vineyards than any other Italian regions competing for first place as the largest wine producer. It's the perfect place to breathe the tranquility of the real, rural Sicily of centuries past. This morning we'll visit a renowed local winery which is embedded in a charming and unique context. Its variety of excellent wines, cellars and vineyards, olive oil and typical traditional food makes this destination a special place. During the wine tasting session you'll get more familiar with the local grapes from the area, and the possibility for a light lunch at the winery. Following we continue, for a guided tour, towards the archeological area of Selinunte. The ancient site is composed of the Acropolis and the sanctums on the eastern hill. The archeological park is also the most extensive and impressive of Europe: it includes several temples, part of the excavated ancient city and a beautiful landscape.  Visit of an ORGANIC OLIVE OIL (USDA/National Organic Program) producer in the Belice Valley. The prestigious "Nocellara del Belice" olive variety has been grown here for centuries. An unrepeatable combination of the local soil and microclimate gives origin to DOP certified table olives and extra-virgin olive oil. Drive back to Palermo in the late afternoon.

$813.33 Private & Custom Tours

Sicily private tour from Palermo to Taormina with experiences emotional day more

Day 1:Transfer from airport of Palermo to hotel in Palermo. Day 2: Morning guided tour of the city of Palermo At 10.00 am meeting at the hotel reception with the local specialized guide. Our wolking tour in Palermo will start from Palazzo dei Normanni,the Cathedral,San Cataldo,the Martorana and Opera House Teatro Massimo.Free lunch. We will continue the tour among the narrow steets of some ancied Arabic city markets such as  “ Capo” and “ Ballarò” and “Capo”.Shopping and free time in Palermo,at 5.30 pm return to the hotel in Palermo. Day 3:Morning guided tour of the city of Cefalù and Monreale. At 09.30 am meeting at the hotel reception with the our driver and local guide. Free lunch.At 5.30 pm return to the hotel in Palermo.Day 4:At 9.00 am departure from the hotel to Marsala for Selinunte.Here we will meet the specialized local guide.The journey continues to arrive in Agrigento in you hotel. Day 5:  At 10,00 am meeting the you driver and local guide for guided tour of the city of Temple Valley of Agrigento. The journey continues to arrive in Syracuse a you hotel. Day 6: at 09.00 meeting at the hotel with your driver to move us to Taormina but this trip will have a break to visit the ancient city of Syracuse, Ortigia the ancient island city and the Greek Theater. The journey continues for your hotel in Taormina. 7 Day: at 10,00 am meeting the you driver tour of the Etna vulcan Silvestri craters,continue to visit a winery on Mount Etna. Here we will take a guided tour of the winery, the tasting of Sicilian wines and lunch with typical products. At 4.00 pm we will be in Taormina.free time in Taormina. Night in Taormina. 8 Day: meeting with your driver at the hotel for the transfer to the airport of Catania. Ciao ciao hello Sicily Important: it is the cost of the service for the local guide is extra, it is not included in the tour price because it is optional but recommended.

$916.43 Private & Custom Tours

Sicily private tour,day more from Palermo to Taormina with experiences emotional

Day 1:Transfer from airport of Palermo to hotel in Palermo. Day 2: Morning guided tour of the city of Palermo At 10.00 am meeting at the hotel reception with the local specialized guide. Our wolking tour in Palermo will start from Palazzo dei Normanni,the Cathedral,San Cataldo,the Martorana and Opera House Teatro Massimo.Free lunch. We will continue the tour among the narrow steets of some ancied Arabic city markets such as   “ Capo” and “ Ballarò” and “Capo”.Shopping and free time in Palermo,at 5.30 pm return to the hotel in Palermo. Day 3:Morning guided tour of the city of Cefalù and Monreale. At 09.30 am meeting at the hotel reception with the our driver and local guide. Free  lunch.At 5.30 pm return to the hotel in Palermo. Day 4: Morning guided tour of the city of Segesta and Erice. At 09.30 am meeting at the hotel reception with the our driver and local guide.Night in hotel in Marsala area. Day 5:at 09.00 am meeting at the hotel with the local specialized guide and driver .Visit to the Salina infersa of MOZIA isola in front of Marsala.We will continue the tour for visit of Florio Winery.Night in hotel in Marsala area.Day 6: At 9.00 am departure from the hotel to Marsala for Selinunte.Here we will meet the specialized local guide.The journey continues to arrive in Agrigento in you hotel.7 Day:At 10,00 am meeting the you driver and local guide for guided tour of the city of Temple Valley of Agrigento. The journey continues to arrive in Ragusa a you hotel. 8 Day: At 10,00 am meeting the you driver and local guide for guided tour of the city of the city of Ragusa,UNESCO CITY. Free lunch, I recommend a wonderful experience from the sceff Ciccio Sultano 2 Michelin stars.Night in Ragusa hotel. 9 Day:at 10.00 hotel meeting with your driver and local guide to visit the most beautiful cities of Sicilian Baroque, Scicli, Modica and Noto. Night in Ragusa hotel. 10 Day: at 09.00 meeting at the hotel with your driver to move us to Taormina but this trip will have a break to visit the ancient city of Syracuse, Ortigia the ancient island city and the Greek Theater. The journey continues for your hotel in Taormina. 11 Day:a t 10,00 am meeting the you driver tour of the Etna vulcan Silvestri craters,continue to visit a winery on Mount Etna. Here we will take a guided tour of the winery, the tasting of Sicilian wines and lunch with typical products. At 4.00 pm we will be in Taormina.free time in Taormina. Night in Taormina. 12 Day: meeting with your driver at the hotel for the transfer to the airport of Catania. Ciao ciao hello Sicily

$364.28 Multi-day & Extended Tours

ESSENCE OF SICILY 3 Stars - Self Drive Tour of Sicily from Catania 7Nights-8Days

1st D CataniaArrival at airport, car delivery Overnight: Catania/Taormina2dn D Catania - Etna - Taormina - Catania/TaorminaCatania > M. Etna: km61M. Etna > Taormina: km86Catania: city of the Black Baroque with black lava rock; Etna: the biggest volcano in Europe; Taormina: Greek theatre and shopping Overnight: Catania/Taormina3rd D Catania - Messina - Castelbuono - Cefalù - PalermoTaormina > Messina: km53Messina > Castelbuono: Km164Castelbuono > Cefalù: Km23Cefalù > Palermo: Km70Messina: The door of Sicily with panoramic view the Calabrian coast; Cefalù: town overlooking the sea; Unesco site; Castelbuono: the tasting of the Manna (sugary sap) used in Patisserie and Cosmetics Overnight: Palermo4th D Palermo: Monreale - M. PellegrinoPalermo: the Cathedral, the Norman palace and the Palatine chapel; the Dome and the cloister in Monreale; Mondello: seaside; Santa Rosalia’s sanctuary on M. Pellegrino. Overnight: Palermo5th D Palermo - Segesta - Erice - Selinunte - AgrigentoPalermo >Segesta: Km80Segesta > Erice: Km42Erice > Selinunte: Km100Selinunte > Agrigento: Km96Segesta: Site with Doric temple and anfitheatre; Erice: Medieval village; the almonds desserts; the Belvedere; the archaeological Hellenic site of Selinunte. Overnight: Agrigento6th D Agrigento - Piazza Armerina - Siracusa or RagusaAgrigento > Piazza Armerina: Km99Piazza Armerina > Siracusa/to Ragusa: Km146 / Km104The Valle dei Templi in Agrigento; Piazza Armerina: Villa Romana del Casale with the polychrome mosaics Overnight: Siracusa or Ragusa7th D Ragusa or Siracusa - CataniaRagusa > Siracusa: Km93Siracusa > Catania: Km65Siracusa: birthplace of Archimede; the temple of Minerva trasformed in a Christian Cathedral, Aretusa Fountain, the latomie (stone quarries) Paradiso and the Dionisio’s Ear, the Neapolis Park; Ragusa Ibla: the triumph of Baroque. Overnight: Catania.8th D Departure

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