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Greek Theater

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Address: Viale Paradiso 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 66206
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This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for...

This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for performances of classical works.

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A great experience

The visit to the theatre was amazing and well worth spending a full morning or afternoon! We went to Sicily in August and although it was very hot we still enjoyed walking around... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a boiling hot day and walked around the extensive grounds. Very pleasant and interesting without being mind blowing compared to other amphitheatres we have seen. Worth a visit, try and get close to the entrance, we parked way out.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The visit to the theatre was amazing and well worth spending a full morning or afternoon! We went to Sicily in August and although it was very hot we still enjoyed walking around this incredible theatre and other surrounding sites. We parked our car at the parking next to the entrance and it was a reasonable price and the best... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This greek theater is one of the largest in the world, it has 42 rows of seats. It is still in use for summer time, mostly classical plays. Nice to be there for one performance, maybe next time.

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Fullerton, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really interesting and beautiful Greek theater. Make sure you get a guided tour to really get in depth into it. I'd love to come back when they have the Greek theater Festival and see it in use. But the best part about it, is the fact that it's attached to a beautiful garden, rock quarry, ancient altar,... More 

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit this remarkable theater and stroll through the adjacent gardens. Not to be missed is the ear-shaped quarry, apparently the source of the stone used to build the theater. We visited in late December and there were only a handful of other visitors on a glorious, sunny day. Buy tickets to the grounds at a kiosk across the street, on-street... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the highlights in Syracuse. The Greek Theatre is huge, massive and stands for the times! Amazing Greek architecture! A MUST SEE attraction!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the key elements that make Siracusa the highlight of a visit to Sicily It's dramatic. We opted for a guide whose off-season rate was reasonable and whose knowledge really enhanced the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Beautiful theater to visit but if you are lucky and be there while there is a play don't miss it !!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The walk at the top was closed, so it was difficult to get a view of the entire theatre. Even so, the size of the theatre was very impressive (it's supposed to be one of the largest in the Greek world). Not the best theatre for atmosphere as the views aren't that great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Yes, an other great visit in Syracuse, this very nice ancient Amphittheatre, like in Ephasus, very good preserved; Syracuse was a great town with a glorious past; the accoustic was excellent in the theatre still at this time, and the site was serene and quite, it was very hot, the visit was very nice. I want to see and visit... More 

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