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Address: Via Paradiso, 14, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Description: 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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Place of great historical importance and it should be better organised for visitors!

The Greek Theatre is part of the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis which also includes The Ear of Dionysius and Roman Theatre and the ticket of 10 Euros is for the whole park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Well worth a trip if on the east coast of Sicily. Cave of Dionysius is really impressive, as is the many ruins within the complex, especially the main theatre. Great views form here to. The whole family loved it, and spent a lovely sunny morning there. Not over priced either.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the archaeological park to see the Greek Theater, the Roman Theater and the Ear of Dionysius, paid our 10Euro each, (after paying to use the toilets and being bombarded with street vendors selling cheap tourist souvenirs), and entered the park, thinking we were going to see what was advertised on all the brochures. We were very disappointed... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Terrible visit today! 10 euros wasted. First the Roman ampitheater in the park was closed; thry did not mention this at the ticket office. Next the greek theater was a swarm of workmen, sawing, building wooden seats over the stone ones! This construction was not mentioned at the ticket booth either. We asked for a map when we each paid... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you had never ever seen some roman theatre remains before, you might consider this worth seeing, but the whole site I found quite depressing-you walk through a billion tourist tat shops before you get to the ticket office, the roman theatre was partly out of bounds due to a theatre festival that was forthcoming (it had been half-filled with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Greek Theatre is part of the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis which also includes The Ear of Dionysius and Roman Theatre and the ticket of 10 Euros is for the whole park. The ticket office is quite far away – it is hidden beyond a street market of souvenirs stores and is about 3-4 minutes’ walk from the site’s entrance.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is not the greatest example of a Greek theater. But it is big and it is there. it has survived centuries and is still stunning. You can clamber up and down the carved rock seats - try and talk and see if others can here you. At the top there were a number of small caves and water falls... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was a little dissapointed because they were covering all the seats with wood so the theater was not really visible. But we were abke to get tge general idea of what the theater looked like. They actually used the rock that was there and carved seats and stairs. The most unusual part of the theater was the Ear of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Compared with the theater at Taormina, this comes in a distinct second, but if you're in Syracuse you must see it. It's not really beautiful or stunning, but you can appreciate its vast size and the importance of the theater in Greek-Syracusan life.

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west yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This theatre forms part of the archeological park of Syracuse. Although I was impressed with the amphitheatre and the cave and waterfall, I can only give the park an "average" for two reasons. Firstly there's a distinct lack of information about the amphitheatre which, for such an important archeological site, is unforgivable . Secondly another major part of the park... More 

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Phila, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

quite a nice restored amphitheater. No explanations of what you are seeing anywhere- a guide is a must. Too many cultures overlap in the history of this place. Worth the visit for sure

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