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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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Half-day must visit when in Syracuse

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a very large area encompassing a number of different and interesting historical areas, ruins and monuments.(It really helps if you have a good guide book) There are some plates on various points of interest but the information is scanty Just the old Greek area takes a while to get around - if this is of interest to you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Again, this is a "need a tour guide" stop. Totally amazing when you understand the history. We visited her twice and found it just as interesting the second time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Certainly worth a look. You can obtain Information in English via QR codes at various times around the site.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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