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Archaeological Zone (Zona Archeologica)

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Address: Corso Gelone | Viale Teracrati, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0931-66-206
Description: 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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As noted in other reviews, this 'Zone' contains several items separately reviewed on Trip Advisor: in particular the Greek Theatre, Ear of Dionysius and the Latomia del Paradiso... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

As noted in other reviews, this 'Zone' contains several items separately reviewed on Trip Advisor: in particular the Greek Theatre, Ear of Dionysius and the Latomia del Paradiso. The Greek Theatre is very memorable and you can get around most of it, and for that reason it is still worth visiting this site. It is in fact a large site,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

You can only really visit the Greek side - the Roman side is visible through a fence on the left as you come to the entrance. We were there for about an hour. The setting in the park is nice. Follow the signs to buy your ticket before going towards the park (over by the vendors). Enjoyed the Greek amphitheater... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The park is huge, actually is has several points of interest, so it might as well take an entire day to visit, but it is an important part of the city and its history. The Greek Theatre even today hosts various performances, the Roman Amphitheatre is only visitable from the outside, but looks very interesting, and the various other temples'... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Went to the park to see the sights. Worth a visit for the history but not the best in Sicily. Had to pay to park the car on the local road. Toilets are a little walk out of the park.

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Ruins of a Greek amphitheater that have a great view of town. Rome amphitheater used for blood sports. The Ear and other sites that are listed separately in the top sites are all here. Very pleasant to be out of the town on some breezy hills.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The area is not kept or organised as well as it should be, the Greek theatre is large without a lot of information, so take a guide book, Dionysus Ear is a big cave without lighting with a bit of an echo. Archimedes Tomb is a fair walk then you discover it isn't a tomb and has nothing to do... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The way the reviews appear on Trip Advisor, I didn't realize so many of these sites are all part of the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis: Roman Amphitheater, Greek Theater, Dionysus' ear, Archimedes' tomb, Roman baths. Keep this in mind. From reading reviews here before our visit, I thought Dionysus' ear was just a random spot in the middle of the... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Greek theater was nice, but was in poorer condition than other theater ruins we have seen. The Ear of Dionysius was a bit more interesting. We walked in toward the back and our guide had us sing the US national anthem like we were at a ball game. It was a fun experience. The Roman amphitheatre was in worse shape... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very impressive Teatro Greco and Roman Amphitheatre set in a large park,but you will find many other buildings dotted around the town.As previous writer disappointed that gates where closed for access to areas of city.But for us different class compared to Taormina .Be aware if travelling from catania as bus will take pass this will not stop but will take... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What you see is quite impressive, however, when you discover that you only get access to around 10percent of the parc and cannot get to see Archimedes tomb, this becomes an expensive entrance charge. The Greek Theatre is great but access to the rest of the accessible site is so heavily barriered off that it disappoints. The site is much... More 

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