Marinella di Selinunte is a picturesque seaside resort and fishing village. Swim in the Mediterranean Sea, sunbathe on the beach and enjoy the infectious holiday atmosphere. Take your pick of gold-sand beaches, including several within walking distance of the village centre.
Discover more than 2,500 years of ancient history at Selinunte Archaeological Park. The 270-hectare park is one of the largest in Europe and is laced with family-friendly walking trails. As you explore the trails, you’ll pass ruined temples and sanctuaries built by ancient Greek and Mediterranean civilisations.
Restaurants in Marinella di Selinunte will tantalise you with authentic Sicilian cuisine. After a day of beach hopping, refuel with crispy deep-fried “arancini” rice balls and “caponata” eggplant salad. Pasta alla Norma, a dish featuring marinara sauce, ricotta and lots of fresh basil, is a local specialty. You’ll see plenty of fresh seafood on menus, including local sea bass, gold bream, calamari, clam, octopus and mussels.
Marinella di Selinunte is compact and easy to get around on foot. The resort is a 1.5-hour drive from Palermo and 3.5 hours from Catania. Trains run between Palermo and Castelvetrano in just over two hours, while the drive from Castelvetrano to Marinella di Selinunte takes 15 minutes. Palermo Airport is a 1.5-hour drive away.