If you were already pleased by Taormina and you want more, we have another destination that’s bound to please you even more: Selinunte!
Now, it’s important to know that if you decide to go with Selinunte over other Mediterranean beaches, you’re not going to have a loud party atmosphere waiting for you. This is where people go to rest and recharge. So if you need a lot of nightlife, you might want to try to go with somewhere else. We think that Selinunte is great for people that not only want to rest, but they want a piece of ancient history. Remember that this entire region has been fought over by a wide variety of forces over the centuries, and their influence is definitely left behind.
The area isn’t completely ancient, though — there are modern touches. You will be able to check out all of the archeological parks with an electric bus, and there are even more temples around the area that are perfect for visiting.
This is the site for the ancient city of Selnius, and you can see the ruins everywhere. The complex is huge, and you have your pick of gorgeous views of the coastline around you.
Some of the temples have been rebuilt, and they’re perfect for navigating on your own. There are some small touring operations that have helped tourists check out the area a bit better, but it’s up to you if you want the guided tour. Some people like a little more adventure than just that.
There’s also the Acropolis to check out — the former city has huge walls that were designed to push back the forces of antiquity.
During the high tourist season, there are plenty of restaurants that are open with a lot of local Italian fare. However, if you want to travel off season, you need to make sure that you do some research ahead of time to make sure that there is going to be places to eat as well as sleep when times are a bit slower. Many hospitality workers actually take time off during this part of year to go out and enjoy life — not a bad idea. After all, everyone has to take a holiday sometime!
Are you trying to check out more than the beaches at Selinunte? There’s Palermo, Mazara del Vallo, Marsala and even Trapani. You’re in for a real treat if you come to this region.
Even though Selinunte doesn’t have as many amenities on the whole as say, Taormina, we had to include it on our tour for a few reasons. For starters, there’s nothing wrong with just resting. We all have moments in life where we really need to just sit back and let life continue to pass on around us. Remember these moments of rest and then consider where you want to go next!