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Greek Theater

Address: Via Paradiso, 14, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #116 of 1,763 things to do in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for performances of classical works.

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Awesome to sit in a place so old and think about what it must have been like to see a show there so long ago. The site is right near the Interbus stop but make sure to buy your tickets outside before walking all the way down the entrance. There are some cool caves and a waterfall towards the top.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The Greek theater was amazingly well preserved. It was interesting to just sit in the theater and think of what went on here so many years ago. The setting is beautiful also when you climb up and can see the sea. Quite impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

it's piece of archeology in the center of the town : carrier, full well preserved Theater, with arena abroad. a concentrate of ancient history in the same place

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Vienna, Austria
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129 reviews 129 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Had the fortune to visit on stunning sunny February morning. Getting to the site from Ortigia on foot is OK considering there are basically no signs and the ticket office is well hidden. The Greek theater is huge and stunning. Paying 10 euros per adult is OK, pity other parts of the park were temporarily (Roman part being renovated) or... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Greek theatre is a must do when in Syracuse, it is part of the archaeological park and can get very busy in peak season. It is a perfect example of beautiful Greek architecture and worth the 10 euro entrance fee. be sure to also visit the Roman grecco as well.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Incredible archaeological attraction. A do not miss attraction, one of the highlights of our trip to Sicily. You can do it without a guide if you have a good book.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Large Greek amphitheater quite well preserved, easy to get around. There is also a beautiful and peaceful citrus garden with the Ear of Dyonisius at one end. All definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Greek theatre is part of the Parco Archeological dello Neapolis which also includes the Orecchio di Dionisio, the Latomia del Paridiso and other sights. The entrance fee is €10 but it is well worth paying because the vast Greek theatre and the Orecchio are truly impressive sights.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is simply fascinating to be in the place that was a center of Siracusa community more than 2,5 thousand years. The place is so fascinating, along with its surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This theatre is larger and older that the famous Greek theatre in Taormina: it has 67 rows, divided into nine sections with eight aisles. Do not miss it! Be prepared that the ticket office is rather far from the entrance of the site, and most probably during tourist season you have to stand in a long queue, as there are... More 

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