First, a quick history of Selinute.
Founded in the 7th century B.C, Selinute became a powerful city but was destroyed by the Carthaginians in 409 B.C. They killed 16,000 inhabitants over 9 days and took 5,000 prisoners who pleaded for their temples to be saved in return for a substantial payment. After this was paid, Hannibal destroyed all the temples. The ruins have been totally abandoned since then except for Temple E which was partly rebuilt in 1960.
A 20 minute walk away from the temples on the Eastern side, lie the ruins of the Acropolis, the main centre of the town which was protected by large walls.
In this area only a few columns of Temple C can be seen.
Now the reward!
The small fishing village of Porto Palo is close to Selinute and home to the well known, Da Vittorio Ristorante.
It is very relaxing sitting on the terrace overlooking the sea and enjoying the passing parade of delicious antipasti.
If you are not into history, go straight to the reward!
Da Vittorio Restaurante Albergo
Via Fruili Venezia Giulia, 9
Porto Palo de Menfi
Tel: +39 0925 78381
Da Vittorio also has rooms if you are looking for somewhere to stay.
Ristorante Da Vittorio