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Address: Belvedere, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Good for the history buffs

Went here on my own because I am fainted by historical fortresses. Was pleasantly surprised at the lack of people. Access was restricted to some of the main castle but the chamb e... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here on my own because I am fainted by historical fortresses. Was pleasantly surprised at the lack of people. Access was restricted to some of the main castle but the chamb e rs that fortify the southern most point are interesting at lower levels. Obviously designed for cannon and 180 degree protection against sea borne attack. Worth the 2... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

wasn't going to visit until we read the reviews.glad we did,for a 15 minute drive by bus figured we'd give it a go.we caught the #25 bus from via genone and dropped us off right out front.we were pleasantly surprised about how much to see.walked through the tunnels; kind of creepy so use your cell phone flash light. you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

After couple of disapointed trips found this gem very underestimated Is huge on the tip off ancient Syracuse's fortification beautiful location and show you once again ingenious mind thousands years ago

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Vienna, Austria
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Unique in its complexity and accessibility as a piece of defense architecture from Archimedes’ days. A fantastic panorama in hip-high spring bloom. Non of my friends could resist the spell!

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Victoria, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Castello Eurialo should be higher up on the list of things to do in Syracuse than it is. As others have noted, this is an important and unusual archaeological site, one of the few examples of Greek fortifications left in the world. On our visit on a sunny afternoon in late March, we shared it with just two other people.... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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141 reviews 141 reviews
8 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you have a car, this is a short detour from town--about 9 km from Ortygia, and absolutely worth the time. We found it easily with Google maps and the local signposts. There is only one informational placard for what amounts to one of the most important Greek military fortifications left in the world, so read up before you go... More 

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Arlington Heights IL
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Go with a certified guide who can explain the history of this extraordinary place. The fortress and walls were build by Dionysius the Elder in 402 BC to protect Syracuse. The historian Diodorus writes that Dionysius employed 60,000 workers who completed the fortress and walls in 20 days. I leave it up to you to decide if this is true.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited the Castello Eurialo in early June 2014. It lies about five miles from Syracuse proper high on a ridge with magnificent views over the city. It is not well signposted or advertised and that is a pity because it is one of the most interesting sites in the Syracuse area. The fortress was purportedly designed by Archimedes and... More 

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118 reviews 118 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Having missed out on the opportunity for some underground tunnel walking in Ortigia (Ipogeo del Duomo) due to unexpected closure and the Catacombs of San Giovanni due to not having the time, we decided to get our fix at the Euralyus Castle on the outskirts of Siracusa. Despite failure of GPS in identifying the place it was not hard to... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very definitely worth making the effort to go to, for the revelation it gives of the incredible sophistication of classical Greek military engineering. The series of deep defensive ditches, the tunnels in the walls letting defenders move about without being seen… I was amazed. If it's really hot down below, then another reason to go to Eurialo might be for... More 

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Address: Address: Belvedere, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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