At Selinunte one finds a succession of columns and huge Greek temples surrounded by beautiful green countryside and the turquoise blue of the sea. Selinunte is situated at the mouth of a river where wild celery (selinon) grows and from which was named the town.
Of Greek origin, it is one of the finest archaeological parks in the Mediterranean. Its remains are a fascinating example of Sicilian civilization in the 4th and 5th centuries BC.
Archaeological diggings began in 1825 and one can see the Acropolis with its five temples, the Eastern hill with a further three temples, the ancient city with its ring of walls, the Malophoros shrine-dedicated to Malophoros the pomegranate-bearing god and graves of the Necropolis.