Parco Archeologico di Selinunte

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Parco Archeologico di Selinunte

Provincia: TP - Area: Selinunte and Belice Valley

Selinunte was an ancient and flourishing classical civilization of the Mediterranean, today it is the largest archaeological area in the world.
Selinunte was founded in 650 BC. by the colonists of Megara Hyblea, near the current Augusta, and took its name from "Selinòn", from the bee leaves, a wild parsley. Selinunte experienced centuries of prosperity and development, so much so as to threaten the territories of Segesta. We arrive at a clash between Segesta, supported by Carthage and Athens, and Selinunte, supported by Syracuse, Agrigento and Gela. In 409 BC Selinunte was sacked and destroyed, and thus concludes the story of one of the most glorious Greek colonies in the West.
The park of Selinunte includes seven ancient temples, some of which are in a good state of conservation, built according to a rigorous Doric order, sanctuaries, necropolis, the caves of Cusa and an archaeological museum.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Parco Archeologico di Selinunte

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Parco Archeologico di Selinunte


Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Parco Archeologico di Selinunte. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!

Campobello di Mazara

Selinunte and Belice Valley


Selinunte and Belice Valley


Selinunte and Belice Valley


Selinunte and Belice Valley