Travel Blogs from Marinella di Selinunte
Sicily never fails to amaze with its ancient monuments. Segesta and Selinunte were a fascinating day trip. Both were built around 400 centuries BC, the earliest and most important Greek colonies in Sicily.
First stop was Selinunte. The Doric temple and the Acropolis were highlights of this most important ancient Greek colony in Sicily. We had to pay 6 Euros entrance. The bus had to pick us up from ...
... of serious neglect. Meandered through the old section of town, passed the cathedral and various churches and came across some ruins, exceptional information in multiple languages. Stopped for a coffee which expanded into lunch, and then, had to try the ricotta cake. Made by the owners wife who had come out to discuss the dolce. There went the healthy eating plan!
Even though ...
Down to the beach for our morning walk along the shoreline. Took the plunge, literally, and joined Paul in the Mediterranean. Both of us swam and splashed happily in the still waters. Even though we now had thongs for walking on the stones, actually getting in and out of the water was challenging, with various methods being tried. All with little success. Dried off in the sun before returning home for breakfast. Conversation was ...
... The beach is smooth grey pebbles of varying sizes, most not bigger than a cricket ball. And the sea......smooth as a mill pond, blue and just beautiful. We walked for about 2 kms along the beachfront (and back) - beach very rocky but we now have rubber thongs so makes it much easier.
Paul was in the sea, and it looked like he wasn't coming out!
Well, I lied. We didn't cruise around the Egadi Islands but we did cruise the Mediterranean. We set off from a pretty little fishing port called, Castellammare del Golfo (big name for a little town). We hugged the coast (mainland), cruising through the Zingaro Marine Nature Reserve, past the village of Scopello (on my itinerary for next visit to Sicily) and the faraglioni rocks to the very touristy town of San Vito Lo Capo.
The Mediterranean Sea is such ...
Other places to stay in Marinella di Selinunte
Contrada Belice di Mare, Marinella di Selinunte | 3 star hotelfrom $82
Contrada Belice di Mare 3, Marinella di Selinunte | 4 star hotelfrom $63
Via Pitagora, Marinella di Selinunte | 4 star hotelfrom $864
Via Palinuro 3, Marinella di Selinunte | 4 star hotelfrom $84
Via Caboto, Marinella di Selinunte | 4 star hotelfrom $89
Via Alceste 21, Marinella di Selinunte | 3 star hotelfrom $60
Contrada Belice Di Mare, Marinella di Selinunte | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Via Pigafetta, 2, Marinella di Selinunte | Hotelfrom $90
Via Antonio Pigafetta 2, Marinella di Selinunte | 3 star hotelfrom $90
SS 115 Dir. km 5+552.80, Marinella di Selinunte | 3 star hotelfrom $102