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This is a small site, the theatre area is well kept and quite intact (at the time we were there, a stage had been built so obviously still used) but the rest of the ruins are overgrown and not maintained. This makes for some fun...More
Nice quiet archeological site with less of the crowds and some fun exploring to be had as some areas are a little overgrown. The hypogea/ burial sites are accessible and kids get a thrill in the dark caves. I like the freedom you get here...More
We visited in June 2018 and there was only one other couple at the site. It felt very peaceful and quite atmospheric. The ruins themselves are quite overgrown, but the wildflowers and butterflies were beautiful in themselves.
The ticket attendant gave us a photocopied flier...More
The ruins in Palazzolo Acreidi were fun to explore. My husband and I also visited the ruins in Siracusa but we enjoyed exploring these ruins more. This town and the ruins are off the beaten path, so there are few tourists. We walked around for...More
We visited as a convenient place to park to visit the main Baroque town. I was very glad we visited- it's small but well preserved, and quite cheap to enter (€3 each I think). Great views across to town and the surrounding countryside. No interpretation...More
Scenic secondary roads can make this part of a day trip from Syracuse. The site is small, but it has some interesting features: the theater was being set up for events when we were there; its seating is is fairly good condition. Small, intricate necropolises...More
This is not one of the better known sites on Sicily, but has some features of interest nonetheless. The remains of the bouleterion are probably the smallest I've seen, and the theatre is not in great shape. It is used for concerts in the summer...More
OK, no Greek Temple, but just about everything else - albeit most flattened by time. Roads, quarry, ossuary chambers, intimate theater, interesting votive & great view ............ worth a rambling visit and a great lunch spot. Best, of course, would be to time a visit...More
Akrai feels like a real, living archeological site, with working archeologists very much in eveidence. A good mix of artefacts - an amphitheatre, catacombs, rock carvings - to fire your interest and imagination. The drawback? - actually finding the place. As so often in Sicily,...More