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Address: Via Paradiso, 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 093166206
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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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Only Interesting Site at Archaeological Park Since Roman Site is Under Renovation

This is a well maintained Greek Theater with several photo ops. You can hire a guide to take you around the Archaeological Park, but this was the main draw for us since the Roman... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a well maintained Greek Theater with several photo ops. You can hire a guide to take you around the Archaeological Park, but this was the main draw for us since the Roman area is under renovation. Note, during the summer this park is incredibly hot so you may want to take an umbrella. There are shops to buy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were staying across the road from here, so it was a very easy visit for us. The history of this place is fascinating, but it would have been good to have known a bit more than was outlined in the flyer that we were given as we bought our tickets. Do some research online first. It's a great archaeological... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A great view from the top of the theatre across the town and down to the sea. Well worth the walk up through the town from Ortigia. Whilst perhaps not the best preserved of the ancient theatres it is unique in that there are other sights to see nearby, such as the reopens kerbs cave and the Ear of Dionysius.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

While it is nice to know this has ben used for 2000 years, imagining it through the modern seating is a bit off-putting. There are great views to the sea and a fresh water spring running down the length of the theatre, still partially under the original covers. Another place where it is clear the Greeks knew where to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Awesome witnessing such human achievement in engineering and scale of construction so many hundreds of years ago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Big, hot in summer. The caves up top are a great place to cool down. Something to tick off the list.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice place to go and see. The whole archilogical park is very nice. The greek theater with the tombs at the top, even of with water/ a small waterfall. The ear is also very impressing. Should be visitied if you are in Syracus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing piece of history.This theatre is still used in the summer minths for gli spettacoli that they do.In other words Greek Theatre presentations.You do need a bit of time to look around here as it is huge.The views from the theatre overlooking the sea are lovely also.Go rught to the top of the theatre & you will find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Quite frankly it's not the best example out there, Orange in France for instance is amazing, can't say enough about that one, google images and you will see what I mean, but this one has been modernised and while the structure is still there, it's a bit blah! If you are in the area then I would definitely go, there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A bit disappointing as was obviously being set up for a performance of some kind so steps all covered in wooden plinths and scaffolding up etc so didn't get the full theatre of it. Weather in summer months can get into the 40s so timing is everything for a visit

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