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Address: Viale Paradiso 14, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 66206
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This archeological site contains the most complete Greek Theater existing...

This archeological site contains the most complete Greek Theater existing from antiquity.

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Lots of walking,,,,very Hot

Very interesting and glad we did not miss out because of the heat in Sicily this July and August. We did walk the entire grounds but only if you are physically fit. You could... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Really interesting and worth the trip. The city of Syracusa AP is once again very helpful. We did with a personal guide and it was worth the added cost. Tips- dip your hat in the fountain to keep cool, wear good sensible shoes, do in early morning to avoid groups and heat, and consider a sun umbrella

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

There is not as much to see as there is at Agrigento's Valle dei Templi, for more or less the same cost. While it is lovely to know that a theatre has been used for over 2000 years, finding it covered with modern seating and flood lights it's a bit annoying. The Orecchio di Dionisio is a pointless cave. Other... More 

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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very interesting and glad we did not miss out because of the heat in Sicily this July and August. We did walk the entire grounds but only if you are physically fit. You could pay and do a tour.

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Thank 01sashi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

It was a shame that we were not informed before entering that the Amphitheatre and Theatre are in use for performances during June/July and therefore the amphitheatre wasn't accessible and the theatre was mainly covered by artificial seating and lighting rigs. We had to queue for over 30 minutes in soaring heat to buy tickets for 10 euro each. No... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The obvious standout thing to see is the Greek Theatre - stunning with its views down to the sea. Here Aeschylus premiered his plays. Here the citizens sat to watch a sea battle against the Athenians. The guide books are very thin on the stories that bring this site alive and once you leave the theatre I wonder what a... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This is a must place to visit in Syracuse to learn about the history, see great amphitheater and understand the history of Syracuse.

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italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The 3 open monuments (Gelone's Aram Greek Theatre and Dionisio's Ear) are more than worth the visit - really unforgettale. Unfortunately the Roman theatre was still under works and the Corsari Cave was also closed. Understandable - only point, the entrance should have been accordingly reduced...

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Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Whilst I'm sure that the ruins are all very fascinating, it is very difficult to appreciate them when they are either entirely covered with timber seating and lighting towers (the Greek Theatre) for the evening concert or just plain and simple closed such as the case with the Roman Theatre. The worst of all is that nobody tells you this... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

I took the Interbus from Catania to Siracusa, and will have more on that in a moment. I loved these monuments. The Greek Theatre has an amazing view, and is much larger than I imagined. Unfortunately, they have covered up much of the ruins so that they can use this venue for current performances, and so much of it is... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I can sympathise with previous reviewers who were critical of the closed-off Roman amphitheatre, Archimedes' tomb and two of the most interesting grottos - with no advance notification, or discount on the admission price. Although workmen were preparing the stage and seating for summer performances in the Greek theatre, we did get an reasonable feel for the arena. The Nympheum... More 

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