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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39093160069
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Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: This offshore island was occupied by the Greek colonists who fortified it...
This offshore island was occupied by the Greek colonists who fortified it and constructed the earliest structures, including the temples of Athena and Apollo, whose remains can still be seen today.
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Small lovely island!

The walking around the streets, the surrounded sea in the area, the very nice and happy kind of place. Music in the open air areas all around, making the island very pleasant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The walking around the streets, the surrounded sea in the area, the very nice and happy kind of place. Music in the open air areas all around, making the island very pleasant.

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Pembroke, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice suborg of Siracusa. Will be nicer if taken care of more. Some good restaurants around. Unfortunately dining can be interrupted by children begging with a budgie on their finger and asking for money and food from your plate for the budgie.

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Birkirkara, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were based in Ortigia for our three-day Sicily holiday. To be fair we drove out of Syracusa during the day but spent every evening there. Parking was a nightmare so were forced to settle for the expensive Eur 10 a night option of parking in Talete. However the island itself is quite lovely and is perfect for gentle evening... More 

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An amazing island for walking, eating and Ocean views. The morning market is incredible with just caught fish and fresh picked fruits and vegetables.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

From this peninsula, there is a great view on the sea and there are several buildings to see. We found it a little challenging to find the way around but while searching we passed nice streets and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Perhaps one of the most interesting part of a trip across Sicily; perfect for walking and sightseeing and not overcrowded with tourists like Taormina.....Magnificent Duomo and plenty of narrow streets with good places to eat for more then reasonable prices. The "farmers" market, a "must see", up in the morning and gone in the afternoon is vibrant and abundant, and... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After Naples and Palermo, we were quite worried on what to expect from Syracuse. Luckilly, this city is a little gem compared to the other 2. Ortygia in particular is the old city where you can walk and feel the Sicilian atmosphere. There is nice piazza, interesting small streets, main street with shops and many restaurants. We really enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I adored Ortygia. It has everything In one small package: harbour and sailing boats, beach and landscape, and a little Taormina to visit and enjoy. I did find food and beverages expensive though !

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Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Ortygia - historical part of the city. I though it will be much noisier, more crowded and to my surprise it was rather quiet place especially outside of the main streets. Nice to wonder around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This area gets very busy at the weekend, but great bars and restaurants all over the place, and fantastic views

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Address: Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39093160069
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse

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