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Greek Theater

Via Paradiso, 14, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #11 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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St. Marys, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to the outdoor theater to see Antigone!! Although it was in Italian and we do not speak Italian it was so exciting and so dramatic that you understood what was going on!! I will also attend the theater when I return!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

the Greek theater is one of the most wonderful examples of the Greek period in Sicily. It is well preserved and it is used for concerts and opera shows. the atmosphere is really magic especially at night during a show.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Definitely worth a visit to the archeological park that includes the Theatre. Its very big but you might find like we did that it has wooden seating down for an operatic performance. You can still visit but you won't see all the original stone seating.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you are interested in ancient history The Greek Theater in Syracuse, one of the largest theaters built by the ancient Greeks, is a must see. I was glad to visit a relatively well preserved and so large Greek theater in Sicily, not in Greece. It was built in the 5th century BC and reconstructed by Hieron in the 3th... More

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very big nice good handled theather which is used in our times too. When we visit it there were made decorations for the Aida performance. Nice surrounding and feeling on ancient times!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Greek theatre is in very good condition and is a lovely place but when we went much of it was covered in boarding for people to sit on during outdoor performances that were taking place every evening. This rather spoiled the overall appearance. There were also a lot of visitors present.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were fortunate; timing is everything, to catch the opening of AIDA with Othalie Graham in the lead role. Although billed as an American, we know she is really a Canadian from Brampton Ontario. This opera has not been performed here for over 40 years and Ms Graham lit up the stage. The production was large and the staging majestic... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

we paid €10 each to go and see this theatre - but it was being used to stage Aida so was just a scaffolding covered set - waste of time

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visiting the theater is like traveling back in time. You feel as if Antigone was standing before you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A very popular attraction - if you're unlucky you may be there when hundreds of Italian school children descend - just try and avoid them. The views are great, the history of the amphitheater is amazing in particular the fact it is used for performances - I'm sorry we weren't there long enough to enjoy a performance.

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