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Greek Theater

Address: Via Paradiso, 14, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 60 Attractions in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Caverns/ Caves, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for performances of classical works.

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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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Budapest, Hungary
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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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London
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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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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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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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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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