Selinunte Parco Archeologico

It is the largest archaeological park in Europe and preserves the colossal remains of the Greek colony Selinunte. Founded in the 7th century BC by a group of settlers from Megara Hyble, it is named for wild parsley (Greek "Selinon"), which is still growing in there. Re-discovered in the sixteenth century, it began to reveal itself after numerous excavations initiated by the English in the early nineteenth century. The archaeological area can be divided into four parts:
1), placed on the surface of the holy eastern hill (flat Marinella), of which three large Doric temple temples known "Temple E", "F Temple" and "Temple G", which together with Didyma Miletus, about Artemizjon Ephesus and the Temple of Agrigento belong to the greatest antiquities;
2) in the south, the Acropolis and its walls located on the banks of the River Cottone;
3) low Manuzza hill in the north, occupied by built-up areas and two rural sanctuaries;
4) Malaforosa sanctuary in the Selinus river valley.

Hours and Conditions

  • Excursion: 5/6 ore
  • Cost: 65 euro
  • Person: 1