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Greek Theater

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Address: Via Paradiso, 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 093166206
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This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for...

This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for performances of classical works.

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This theater was a great sight to see, and there were several caves all around it, with a spring in one cave. Really lovely. Wear your hat if you go during the hot months!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This theater was a great sight to see, and there were several caves all around it, with a spring in one cave. Really lovely. Wear your hat if you go during the hot months!

Thank luv2travel015
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You definitely are aware of the scale of the theatre because it is all wide open and is definitely impressive the way it is cut into the rocks. Apart from taking lots of pictures, we did, there really isn't a whole lot more to the site...no signage that I saw, so I guess that you are just supposed to marvel... More 

Thank Abcdefxxx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the oldest Greek Cities in this part of the world and pretty well conserved theatre. It's in a nice park together with the ear of Dionysius and the Roman Amphitheatre. All well worth visiting and good for a few hours and a nice walk. The only thing they might do better is to put the ticket office closer... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it took me a while to find out how this place was organized. First went to the entrance of the Greek Theater but was told to buy a ticket at the entrance. Then found out that there was no ticket booth at the entrance and that I had to walk to a poorly sign posted ticket office at the end... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty sure the staff charged us too much for the ticket (gave us a student ticket stub, but charged full price)

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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505 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built in the 5th century BC with a capacity of 15,000 spectators and a diameter of almost 140 metres, it was the largest theatre in the ancient world. Famous plays were held here and it was the focal point of social activity. The seats and the auditorium remain largely untouched. In the summer months Greek tragedies are still performed here... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Talking about not to miss sites... The Greek Theater of Siracusa was first built in the 5th century BC - can you imagine how old it is? The scene is almost completely ruined, but the semi-circle of seats is still preserved. Also, you can see the artificial caves on the top used for water supply of the theater in the... More 

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Hitra Municipality, Norway
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is a very impressive, must see site in my opinion. Great place to walk around and let the history soak in. Not a lot of people when I was there in late december which was nice, but check the opening hours as it closed early the day I was there. Save it for a day without rain if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The amphitheatre with views of the sea in the distance and some cold water falls to cool down. Very close to the main town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Always check when this attraction is open and they do close for a few hours in the middle of the day. We went when there were few people. Got a park easily. The ticket building was a bit obscure and behind the stalls. This attraction is a beautiful walk, birds in the trees and some extraordinary history. The are toilets... More 

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