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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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Well preserved Greek ruins

A beautiful site with views out over the sea. The theatre was in use at the time of our visit, so the stage was adorned with sculptures and lighting rigs. Dissapointingly the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The team preparing the site were committed to eexcellence. The entire theatre site was abuzz with activity.

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Kelowna, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Extremely underwhelming. The Greek Theater is part of the Archeoligical Park, and you need to pay 10 Euros but what they don't tell you is that two of the sites are closed so you can only see the Greek Theater and another cave (don't remember the name). Apart from the ticket price which is very expensive for such a place,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beatifully well preserved, the Greek Theatre impresses with the mathematical regularity of its elegant curved banks of seating and by its sheer size. Yes it's an effort to remember just how long ago it was designed and built. Come and be impressed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We've been to many Greek and Roman theaters around the world. This maybe one of the largest, but it's not one of our favorites. It didn't help that it was covered in modern seats for the concert season. But everything about it felt plain. We enjoyed the theater in Taormina much more--spectacular setting and a lot more character--and that was... More 

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Tauranga
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Disappointing that everything was closed when we paid money to visit. Tetro Greco is closed the whole of June unless you have time to go to a performance in the evening (in Italian) and the Roman Amphitheatre is closed for renovation. Most other things at this site were also closed because of a lighting display which is associated with the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The greek theater is just next to the Ear of Dionysius and we decided to visit both together. However the theater was disappointing. Seats were covered with wood, there was a modern scene and decors. All these modern things ruin the perception of antiquity. Additionally, as I'm coming from Bulgaria, we have much better looking and well preserved theaters home,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Its a short walk from north Ortygia and worth it. The Roman theathre is closed for a while for renovations which was a pity, but the Greek theatre was astounding just for the shear size of it. It also pretty atmospheric is you attend one of the many plays and theatres that they conduct there almost daily now.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A beautiful site with views out over the sea. The theatre was in use at the time of our visit, so the stage was adorned with sculptures and lighting rigs. Dissapointingly the Roman amphitheatre which ajoins the site was closed as new paths were being laid. Cheap entry fee. Very little shade so go prepared for the full heat of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were taken to the park where the theatre sits by our guide on a hot sunny day. The theatre was being prepared for an event and we had limited access. Wooden seats had been set up over the original stones and he stage was set up with lights etc. so it was a disappointing visit. Better to go to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was in Italian but, as an English speaker, I still enjoyed it. The music and choreography was wonderful

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Address: Address: Via Paradiso, 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 093166206
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse

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