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Greek Theater

Via Paradiso, 14, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #15 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Ok, I prefer the one in Taormina, with its view of mount Etna, but this one is historically more significant, for example Aeschylus premiered some of his plays here. some later Emperor (Charles V) stole much of the stone to make walls around the city but it is still very impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Syracusa is a beautiful city, particularly Ortigia. We planned to visit Taormina but never made it that far north so visiting the Teatro Greco was a must see during our trip. We expected to be blown away but, we were not. We were not neccessarily disappointed, but one thing that took away from the experience was the concert they were... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Don't forget to buy a ticket before you enter the monument, because if you do so you have to go back.And it's not a good idea during the hot day...The ticket costs 10 euro and it includes a visit to the "Orecchio di Dioniso" and to the "Tumb de Archimide". The Dionysos ear cave is great! The theater was built... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

An outstanding Greek theater placed in a wonderful scenery. I got the chills as soon as I watched it. A part of Syracuse a visitor should definitely not miss. The view from the top of the theater is phenomenal. The heat was the only negative from this wonderful experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Thus theatre is sited just as the Greeks always hope to do - using the natural scenery as a backdrop. There's plenty to see on a visit here unless you're here in high summer and the annual festival of Greek plays is on - you won't be able to take in the whole site but get a ticket and come... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wonderful ancient greek theatre (the biggest I've seen till now), very well preserved but not enough signs to explain the visit....Anyway, it's a "must see" in Syracuse! The 10 € ticket includes also a visit to the "latomie" with Dionysus' ear cave: unique!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great for exploring a bit of history. We couldn't access all of it as it was being prepared for performances but I don't feel that this really detracted from it. Despite the heat it was really worth climbing right up to the top for fantastic views and interesting grotto/ caves.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is qiite an impressive place. The history seems to come alive here and it seems quite easy to imagine someone sat here in ancient times.

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St. Marys, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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