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Address: Via Paradiso, 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 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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This does need a bit more tlc but like a lot of places in modern Italy the funding is hard to find. If theatres are your thing, this is really interesting as it sits above the Ear... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Stramproy, Limburg, Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

10 euro admission for a theatre that was covered in wooden benches. Nothing to see really, exept the pretty Nymphaeum on top. The altar was closed off, as was the roman amfitheatre. Apperently shortages of staff, but no reduction on the entrance fee. Go to the Greek theatre of Taormina... Ten times better!

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Palermo, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Acoustic is excellent, Althea it in note like the Epidauro one. I saw there classic performances, like all years after all. It was exciting.

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Amsterdam
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Firstly on arrival the ticket office is by a whole load of scruffy little stands selling cheap souvenirs and by the dropping off point for the (many!) coach parties visiting. Worse the attraction itself is just so badly run its a poor joke. The theater was covered by cheap wood (for some event they were preparing for) and not visible,... More 

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Cumbria,U.K.
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This does need a bit more tlc but like a lot of places in modern Italy the funding is hard to find. If theatres are your thing, this is really interesting as it sits above the Ear of Dionysius and supposedly helped the acoustics. A lot of man hours must have gone into creating the tiered seating which is still... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Greek theatre was being overhauled for a forthcoming dramatic production and the Roman theatre was simply being overhauled so it was a bit of a waste of time (and money)

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South Coast, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Very pretty and visiting something this old is always interesting but if you only have time for one Greek theatre on Sicily, go to the one in Taormina...its breathtaking and situated in a beautiful town.

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing, and it boggles the mind that it is so old. The caves in the rock face over the theatre are also impressive. When we were there, they were doing the Greek Tragedies, which means that unfortunately most of the terraces were covered up by wooden terracing used by the show, as well as stage lighting and... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is baffling why Tripadvisor has separated out some of the "attractions" for review, when they are all part of a bigger complex that is a must-see. I've given this 4* (and the Ear 3*) as an individual sight, but the whole site would be 5*

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Moscow, Russia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The ruins are not well preserved if you compare them with other theaters in Sicily as Taormina one, and you must imagine how it looks like in ancient times. We also had bad luck and all the "scena" was prepared for further spectacles, so more wood than stones.The important thing is the assembly, with the nearby quarry, the roman amphitheater... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is an archaeological site, which if travelling by bus from Catania you will glimpse as the bus passes it by. Depending where you get off the bus it can be quite a walk back to the site entrance and it is not particularly well signposted along the roads. I decided not to go in to the site itself. From... More 

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