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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hitra Municipality, Norway

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

It is probably the best theater to survive from antiquity. We sat and admired the view. Just fantastic over the bay. Well well worth the expensive ticket price if you enjoy seeing ancient sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Parco Archeologico is filled with ancient history. The Greek theater is a must see. I have been to the Theater is Segesta . I enjoyed it immensely. I didn't think that after seeing the one in Segesta that I would get that same sense of wonderment....but I did. I think you will also. The rest of the park is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Neapolis site is very big and requires a lot of walking so it is not recommended for the elderly or people with difficulties with walking. The scale of the Greek Theatre is impressive and it certainly seemed bigger than Taormina but in a more dilapidated state.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Where to start? You are touching history here. We love our history at home but rarely get to lay hands on anything so ancient yet so unchanged. Never-to-be-forgotten experience, one of the most exciting and interesting things I have ever visited.

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