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Address: Via del Teatro Greco, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0931 66206
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Amazing ruins, but directions unclear or one could say, Italian

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Previous reviewers have told it pretty much as it is but even so I'm glad we made the effort to get out here and see it. Although it is true the Greek amphitheatre was prepared in readiness for the Greek plays season with the stage already set, I was still interested to see it this way and it was also... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Surly attendants, no information, gardens poorly maintained and limited access to most sites. Compared with other landmark attractions in Sicily, like the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento and the Villa Romana del Casale, this was a real let-down. Where does the 10 Euro entry fee go?

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

For such an important world treasure, they really should be trying much harder. As other reviewers have noted, the Roman amphitheatre is closed and the Greek amphitheatre is covered with wooden seats in preparation for a concert. There was some small explanation at the ticket booth, but no discount of the ten euros price. The Ears Of Dionysius was quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This park was one of the main reasons I wanted to visit Siracusa. What a disappointment! We paid 10 euros each only to find that the Greek Theatre was nearly totally covered by wooden planks in preparation for the upcoming summer performances. Then, we were told the Roman Amphitheater was closed! I usually don't mind spending money to see the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

They should be ashamed! You pay 10 euro a person to NOT see the Greek theater, NOT see the Roman theater, NOT see all the grottos. F-ing B*llsh#t, if you ask me. I was fuming at the time and the only thing (one) that kept me from not giving them some new ruins and grottos was my girlfriend who persuaded... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A few weeks have passed since I visited the park and I still recall the feeling of wonder as I entered the gates and strolled down the path. You feel that you're literally walking into history. Follow the signs and make sure you view all the attractions. Unfortunately the Roman theatre was closed for restoration. Spare at least 4 hours... More 

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Woodstock, UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The park is essentially shut. The main attraction, the Greek Theatre, is covered in grey wooden boards so the old stones cannot be seen, and other than the ear of Dionisio the rest of the park is shut. None of this is told to you before you have to pay €10 per head for "access". Really not worth bothering with... More 

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Address: Address: Via del Teatro Greco, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0931 66206
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse

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