Private tour to a less known part of Sicily. The Archeological area of Selinunte.
This tour takes you also to the archeological area of Selinunte. Located in the southwestern area of Sicily, that is also called the “Sicilian Tuscany”. Where wonderful olive orchards and vineyards are everywhere. Certainly it is also a well known and significant olive oil production area of the island.
Selinunte 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. Plus part of the excavated ancient city and amazing ruins. In addition to more than 2500 years old and a beautiful landscape. Marinella di Selinunte 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. Moreover it is possible to experience something unique, bathing in the Mediterranean Sea while the sun sets behind the ancient temple ruins.
The island is renowned for the many outstanding wines and excellent olive oil. Some of them produced in this area (southwest of Palermo). Above all it is famous for a great wine and olive oil production. Nontheless also for the soft hilly landscape and pleasant sandy beaches.
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 ?
Shore Excursion Itinerary
Pick up at the port of Palermo. Followed by a scenic drive through a landscape. Here wonderful olive orchards and vineyards are everywhere. Visit an ORGANIC OLIVE FARM (USDA/National Organic Program) 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.
After that we’ll drive to SELINUNTE. Here you will see the Eastern Hill with three temples. Also the Acropolis plus the ancient city in addition to other temples. Plus many other interesting excavations dating back to the 7th century B.C. – In conclusion time for a lunch break at a local restaurant.
duration 7 h • from € 125
- Private guided tour inside the archeological area in Selinunte
- Private transportation according to itinerary
- Olive Farm
- Parking/Highway fees
- Pick up/ Drop off at the port
- Admission fees in general
- Meals & Beverages
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