Private Tour to Selinunte a less known part of Sicily.

This tour takes you to Selinunte located in the southwestern area of Sicily, that 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.

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.

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The island is renowned for the many outstanding wines and excellent olive oil. Some of them produced in this area which is famous for a great Wine and Olive Oil production. But also for the soft hilly landscape and pleasant sandy beaches. 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. Furthermore Sicily has more vineyards than any other Italian regions competing for first place as the largest wine producer.

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Pick up at the port in Agrigento (Porto Empedocle). Followed by a scenic drive through a landscape where wonderful olive orchards and vineyards are everywhere. Visit of an Organic Olive Oil producer (USDA / National Organic Program) in the Belice Valley. Or a renowned local Winery which is embedded in a charming and unique context. Its variety of excellent wines, cellars and vineyards makes this destination a special place. During the Wine Tasting session you’ll get more familiar with the local grapes from the area. Next we’ll drive to Selinunte (Selinon). Here you will see the Eastern Hill with three temples, the Acropolis with the ancient city. More temples and many other interesting excavations dating back to the 7th century B.C.


duration 7 h • from € 160


What’s Included

  • Private guided tour inside the archeological areas.
  • Private transportation according to itinerary.
  • Wine Tasting at a local winery.
  • Parking/Highway fees.
  • Pick up/ Drop off at the port of Agrigento (Porto Empedocle).

What’s Extra

  • Admission fees in general.
  • Meals & Beverages.
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