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Selinunte (full name Marinella di Selinunte) is a village on the south coast of Sicily, Italy most famous for the neighbor ruins of the Greek city of Selinus.

Get in[edit]

Temple at Selinunte

Several buses a day run from outside the railway station in Castelvetrano to Selinunte. However the timetables are 'not entirely reliable' so be prepared for a long wait.

By train[edit]

From Castelvetrano, there are reasonably regular trains to Palermo, Mazara del Vallo, Marsala and Trapani.

By bus[edit]

There are frequent buses from Castelvetrano to Mazara del Vallo, Marsala and Trapani, and less frequently to Palermo, Sciacca, Eraclea Minoa and Agrigento.

Get around[edit]

As all archeological parks it is a pedestrian area but there is an electric bus running up and down the park taking you from the Temples area to the Acropolis through the harbour.

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Marinella di Selinunte

The Selnius complex is large and impressive, with excellent views over the coastline beyond.

There are three temples near the entrance: one imposingly re-erected, one partially rebuilt and one a huge pile of stone columns and lintels.

Further on is the Acropolis - the former city has some monumental protective walls, especially impressive is the North Gate. Inside are another four temples, again in varying states of repair.

Do[edit][add listing]

Enjoy the quiet beaches located towards the east from Marinella di Selinunte.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Boomerang, Piazzale delle Metope, 91022 Marinella, +39 335 656 3751. Seafood Restaurant  edit
  • FrescoMare, Via Clizia, 4b di fronte Piazzale ex Stazione FS, 91022 Marinella, +39 371 361 2781. Seafood Home Restaurant  edit
  • Voglimi, Via Marco Polo, 91022 Marinella, +39 328 167 9754. Restaurant  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Amigos, Via degli Argonauti, 4, 91022 Marinella, +39 328 756 9024. Bar Take out  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Admeto, Via Palinuro, 3, 91022 Marinella di Selinunte, +39 092 446 796 (), [1]. Hotel  edit
  • Alceste, Via Alceste, 21, 91022 Marinella di Selinunte, +39 092 446 184 (), [2]. Hotel  edit
  • Il Pescatore, Via Castore e Polluce, 31, 91022 Marinella, +39 092 446 3003. B&B  edit
  • L'Oasi di Selinunte, Via Pitagora, 63, 91022 Marinella, +39 092 446 885 (), [3]. Hotel & Resort  edit
  • Patrizia Selinunte, Via Pitagora, 27, 91022 Marinella, +39 333 9245415, [4]. B&B Villa  edit
  • Riviera, Antonio Pigafetta, 2, 91022 Marinella, +39 092 446 024. Hotel  edit

Get out[edit]

  • The Cava di Cusa - the quarry that produced the stone for the Selinus temples is a short car ride away. There, you can see partially-carved columns - abandoned columns also punctuate the original track back to the temple site.
  • Mazara del Vallo
  • Castelvetrano
  • Sciacca

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