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Greek Theater

Address: Via Paradiso, 14, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 30 Activities in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Caverns/ Caves, Amusement
Owner description: This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for performances of classical...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Caverns/ Caves, Amusement
Owner description: This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for performances of classical works.

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London
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Greek theatre was worth seeing as is everything in the park. The tomb chambers were interesting. Having good weather in Dec was fab

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New York
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37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Greeks built them and the Roman's stole them and now we cherish them. The theater is in good condition and even is used for a few weeks year for performances. Mostly tragedies(what else?) and an occasional opera. After seeing a number of the theaters you tend to take them for granted otherwise it would deserve 5 stars but after... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Recommend touring the complete site of the quarries, theater and the arena. Also, we would recommend the use of a local guide to fully understand the history.

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Agia Paraskevi, Greece
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Restoration works covered most surface.Only a small area of the theatre is visible.Probably is used for cultural events, and local authorities try to protect it, by covering its surface.

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Arlington Heights IL
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62 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The "Teatro Greco" is a not-to-be-missed attraction for anyone visiting Syracuse. Be sure to use a local guide because there is a lot of interesting information about this site that could easily be missed.

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Whilst the actual Greek theatre and other parts are interesting. There were more parts blocked off than open, security railings made of wood were rotting and or falling down. At €10 per adult some of this needs to be spent on maintenance, very disappointed.

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Oslo, Norway
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The whole area is interseting. The layers of history in Syracusa is mind blowing. We enjoyed walking around - but it helped a lot getting a guide.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I can't remember the correct name of the park so am putting this review here and at the Ear of Dionysius. The Greek theater was very impressive - huge, quite intact for its ancient age and, in fact, it is still used as a theater in the summer months. The reason for my poor rating is the park itself. My... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

But then I guess there were not many alternate forms of entertainment. As in the case of the Teatro at Taormina one has to admire how these ancients chose the sites so well. A great view from here as well. Considering that they dug into the rock and pretty much excavated down to the stage it was wonderfully done. Did... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Probably the largest Greek amphitheater in the Mediterranean. Well protected and presented. It helps to read some of the theater's history before visiting.

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