Selinunte is an archaeological site on the southern coast of Sicily, not far from the city of Castelvetrano. Here are the ruins of an ancient Greek city, which was founded in 628 BC. After a couple of centuries of prosperity Selinunte was captured and destroyed by the Carthaginians in 409 BC and later occupied by the Romans in 350 BC. After that Selinunte entered a decline phase and was no longer settled. Nowadays the Selinunte site consists of two parts, a set of temple ruins to the east and the ruins of an acropolis to the west. Overall the archaeological site is quite big, although there are only a few structures which are of interest. A shuttle service inside the site brings visitors around for a fee of 12 Euro.

01 Temple of Hera 02 Temple of Hera 03 Temple of Hera 04 Temple of Hera 05 Temple of Hera
06 Temple of Hera 07 Staircase to Hera temple 08 Inside temple E (Hera temple) 09 Columns of the Hera temple 10 Columns of the Hera temple 11 Columns of the Hera temple
12 Inside temple E (Hera temple) 13 Columns of the Hera temple 14 Landscape view from Hera temple 15 Columns of the Hera temple 16 Columns of the Hera temple 17 Landscape view from Hera temple
18 Temple of Hera 19 Temple of Hera 20 Temple of Hera 21 Temple ruins
22 Temple ruins and Hera temple 23 Temple ruins 01 Ruins of the city wall
02 Ruins of the city wall 03 Temple ruins 04 Temple ruins 05 Ruins of the acropolis
06 Temple ruins 07 Temple ruins 08 Columns 09 Ruins of the acropolis
10 Ruins of the acropolis 01 Landscape with shrubs 02 Olive tree plantation 03 Landscape with trees
04 Road connecting eastern temples with acropolis 05 Selinunte beach 06 Thistle plant
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