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Address: Via Siracusa 2 | Frazione Belvedere, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Difficult to find, but worth the trouble

I heard about the site from my host, otherwise I would have missed it and this was my third trip to Siricusa. The castle is in serious need of promotion. Spend some time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
rob2269
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I heard about the site from my host, otherwise I would have missed it and this was my third trip to Siricusa. The castle is in serious need of promotion. Spend some time researching ancient Greek fortifications as the few minutes of research will make the site visit a treasure. I spent two days trying to get to the place.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had a hire car and a sat-nav, so we didn't find the site hard to find, and the man in the ticket office gave us an English map with some basic details of the castle. With the map, the site was fairly easy to understand, though it helps if you know a bit about fortifications. As well as the... More 

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Unzent, France
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Eurialo castle just outside Siracuse is, as the guide says, "the most monumental building in the history of Greek military history". But you would be hard pressed to know that from the way it is marketed. It is not easy to find by car, with signs for the castle only appearing once you are in the vicinity, but it... More 

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Thank Alasdair R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Its website says it is open 9 to 5 tutti i giorni but it was closed on the Sunday I visited. Fortunately I was able to catch the same bus back to Siracusa.

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Thank John S
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This is an ancient site superbly placed above Siracusa. It seems to be not often visited and you can really climb around on things. The vistas are fantastic and the story is, too. Well worth a visit if you have a car to get there, as it is a little bit outside town.

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1 Thank Laura H
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Out-of-the-way (near Belvedere), and not in most popular guides, but well worth the trip. We went on a Saturday in October, and were the only people there. Great views, great history. Amazing what ancient stoneworkers could do. As usual, only time fortress was challenged, it surrendered.

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1 Thank James E
Borgloon, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

A very interesting ruin of maybe the largest ancient greek fortress in the world. You van walk in the ancient subterranean galeries.

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1 Thank Dirk M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Finding such extensive remains of a 4th century BC castle is really quite rare. Add to this the fact that Thucydides actually described the heights of Epipolai where the castle now sits adds to the magic. The views you will see down to Syracuse and out to sea are the same as those described by that ancient historian. The actual... More 

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1 Thank MestaChios
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Went here on my own because I am fainted by historical fortresses. Was pleasantly surprised at the lack of people. Access was restricted to some of the main castle but the chamb e rs that fortify the southern most point are interesting at lower levels. Obviously designed for cannon and 180 degree protection against sea borne attack. Worth the 2... More 

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1 Thank DougA67
Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

wasn't going to visit until we read the reviews.glad we did,for a 15 minute drive by bus figured we'd give it a go.we caught the #25 bus from via genone and dropped us off right out front.we were pleasantly surprised about how much to see.walked through the tunnels; kind of creepy so use your cell phone flash light. you can... More 

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