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Greek Theater

Via Paradiso, 14, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #13 of 62 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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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Took a drive out for the day from Catania, this is a full day's outing with many sights to see. The Greeks built this amphitheatre up on the hill overlooking the bay, they could keep a lookout for invaders while being entertained. An aqueduct was built by the Romans in subsequent years from some 30kms away to supply water to... More

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Teddington
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The whole Greek Theatre experience, which concluded with a view of Archimedes' tomb, was thoroughly enjoyable... with one notable and deeply irritating exception: the ticket office was situated hundreds of metres from the site, across a very busy three-way road junction, in what appeared to be a bus station. Why it couldn't be a part of the site is quite... More

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Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

You may say that is just an ancient construction but I say it is far beyond that. It is still well preserved, giving you an idea how it was originally. And the feeling of being there is quite amazing, just wondering crowds attending to there milleniuns ago. It is a must see place. My only advice is pay attention to... More

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Venice
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Right beside the roman teatre. Entrance 10 euro, somewhat high for just a quick look. Easy to reach by bus nr 2. The greek teatre is more beautiful than the roman one.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

If you like history and archaeological sites, then this stop is a must on your trip. Incredible integrity of the structure still exists here ina large community that is still intact and gives you a sense for what it was like to live back then. Caves to explore in addition to the theaters. Bring water, be preapred to walk/hike some,... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A good walk out of town but very little information provided for visitors, bring it to life please with more information

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East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Its an amazing place, even if you're not a keen historian or into old places you can soak up the history and feel of the place as you take a look around. The deep wheelings left by all the chariots that drove to and from the theater and the amazing work of carving and building are well worth seeing!

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a spectacular view. The Greeks chose well their religious and public sites and this is no exception. The scale of this Amphitheater is large and awesome when thinking of those ancient greeks attending this site for religious or public needs. Be careful when climbing the narrow steps leading up to the Necroplis caves and waterfall as they are step... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lovely 3rd century Greek theatre with amazing vievs towards Mount Etna. Go early in the morning to avoid all the tour crowds.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The site was stunning. Take flat shoes and plenty of water to drink! The ticketing system was amazing - lots of people telling you where to go, an incredibly dangerous road to cross and not a lot of information when you get in. Take your own guide book!

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