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Eurialo Castle

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Fantastic historical site. What a pity often closed!

It's the biggest and widest fortress of ancient times. It's a pity that Sicilian authorithies don't... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
Giuseppe F
Taormina, Italy

This site has not been restored as some but still is very captivating.The ruins have been overrun... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
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9 Oct 2018
“Fantastic historical site. What a pity often closed!”
9 Oct 2017
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Via Siracusa 2 | Frazione Belvedere, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

It's the biggest and widest fortress of ancient times. It's a pity that Sicilian authorithies don't give a dam to promote their treasures! Was often closed when we came to visit but , once there, we esclated the fence beside the gate! Take the time...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Giuseppe F
Reviewed October 9, 2017

We were a group of 8 who, having consulted the website for opening hours, travelled from Acireale N of Catania to view it - it was closed. A neighbour informed us that it had closed for the winter!!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank CJeremyL
Reviewed September 21, 2017

The site was closed with no indication of when it would reopen. Check before going. The redeeming feature is that the view from this spot will never close. You can follow a gravel road around the east side of the site to peek over the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank godago
Reviewed April 28, 2017

This site has not been restored as some but still is very captivating.The ruins have been overrun by amazing fields of flowers and the subterranean tunnels are very interesting. It has an incredible feel about it.Certainly worth the visit for an hour or so.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank inuvit
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Our guidebook suggested this place for the views, and that is undoubtedly the case, particularly for those interested in views of petrochemical plants. The ruins themselves are interesting to walk around, but without a guidebook or some previous preparation, much of the importance of the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Michael V
Reviewed February 23, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank rob2269
Reviewed October 9, 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,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Alasdair R
Reviewed June 9, 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.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank G7608IVjohns
Reviewed January 3, 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,...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed October 11, 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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank James E
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