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Greek Theater

Via Paradiso, 14, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #12 of 61 Attractions in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Caverns/ Caves
Traveler Description: The existence of a theatre in Syracuse is first mentioned in the late fifth century BC. At this time the theatre had not yet the canonical form of a... more »
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Orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What a spectacular view. The Greeks chose well their religious and public sites and this is no exception. The scale of this Amphitheater is large and awesome when thinking of those ancient greeks attending this site for religious or public needs. Be careful when climbing the narrow steps leading up to the Necroplis caves and waterfall as they are step... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely 3rd century Greek theatre with amazing vievs towards Mount Etna. Go early in the morning to avoid all the tour crowds.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The site was stunning. Take flat shoes and plenty of water to drink! The ticketing system was amazing - lots of people telling you where to go, an incredibly dangerous road to cross and not a lot of information when you get in. Take your own guide book!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

can be visited when you enjoy the ear of dyonisos, it is close to this place and the rest of the temples and ruins. This place is still in use for concerts and theater and offers a great view of the old city of syracuse - you will not be dissapointed (if you like history, of course)

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We walked up to the neopolis and found that the number 2 bus goes there from town. It is well worth the €10 entrance fee (although you do need to get through the various stalls to reach the ticket office). Try and get there either before or after the coach parties. 10.30am seems to be when they all rock up.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Stunning site with many interesting and beautiful spots to visit. The Greek theatre is massive. Lots of steps.

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Green Bay, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Archelogical ruins of the Greeks are really somthing to see. There is a Amphitheatre and Theatre at Neapolis. You get to walk around the entire area. There is also a Museum to check out.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were not expecting this to be as spectacular as it is, you simply cannot miss this attraction while in Siracusa. Be careful to note that Archimedes' tomb is at the end of the Archeological Park trail and could easily be missed, helpful locals pointed it out to us.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

One can enjoy this magnificent theatre much more in the afternoon: There are less tourists, the temperature is not so high, and one can enjoy wonderful sunset views...

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Fulwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There are a lot of the ancient ruins still to view and you can easily visualise the plays which took place. Great experience.

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