Private tour to Selinunte a less known part of Sicily
This tour takes you to Selinunte (Selinon) located in the southwestern area of Sicily. It is also called the “Sicilian Tuscany”. Where wonderful olive orchards and vineyards are everywhere. It is also a well known and significant olive oil production area of the island.
Shore Excursion Itinerary
Pick up at your hotel or port in Agrigento. Followed by a scenic drive on board of a Luxury Mercedes Minivan through a landscape where wonderful olive orchards and vineyards are everywhere. Visit of an ORGANIC OLIVE OIL 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.
Next a guided tour at the archeological park of SELINUNTE. Inside this marvelous site visit the Eastern Hill with its temples, the Acropolis with the ancient city and many other interesting excavations dating back to the 7th century BC which are considered among the most important in the Mediterranean. Drive back to Agrigento.
Selinunte (ancient Selinon) is one of the most evocative places in Sicily. Also one of the most impressive of all Greek sites. Never having been built over in modern times. In the 5th Century BC it was second only to Syracuse.
The archeological site includes several temples and part of the excavated ancient city. Amazing ruins more than 2500 years old and a beautiful landscape
Marinella, nearby Selinon, is a small fishing village blessed by the gaze of the ancient gods. Calm and quiet for most of the year, it’s a very relaxing place for a seaside holiday, thanks to its wonderful sandy beaches. Here it is possible to experience something unique, bathing in the Mediterranean Sea while the sun sets behind the ancient temple ruins.
At the quarries of Cave di Cusa one leaves wondering at the effort of transporting such enormously heavy bits of masonry. Surely only Titans could manage it ?
duration 7/8 h • from € 150
- Private guided tour inside the archeological area in Selinunte.
- Taste local wine, organic Olives and olive oil.
- Comfortable transport by Top Class Mercedes Minivan.
- Parking/Highway fees.
- Pick up/ Drop off at the hotel in Agrigento.
- Admission fee to archeological area.
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