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Address: Viale Paradiso 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 093166206
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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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Greek theatre, Roman ruins

Lovely old ruins, amazing to think gladiators once fought beneath our feet, staff were friendly and helpful. If I could suggest anything for families come early nowhere to hide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely old ruins, amazing to think gladiators once fought beneath our feet, staff were friendly and helpful. If I could suggest anything for families come early nowhere to hide when your walking in the afternoon sun

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Olney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having visited more modern (the term is relevant!) sites in the city we decided to go to the slightly out of town Greek Theatre as well as the other historical sights on the same site. It was worth the effort. The remains are breathtaking and maintained in a manner that makes it easy to imagine what it was like when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

visited it in 2014 winter time, part of Parco Archeologico di Neapolis. The theatre is still operational and hosts famous Greek tragedies once a year.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Greek Theatre was originally built 5th century BC, although the current structure is 3rd century BC, built in the reign of Hiero II. Alterations were carried out in the 3rd-4th centuries AD to meet the demands of the crowds entertainment. With a diameter of 138 metres, there are 67 steps divided into 9 sectors, it was able to accommodate... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing sightseeing, specially for people interested in archaeology, history, art. I would have loved to watch a tragedy there.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the same ticket you can visit the theather, the ear of Dionisio and many other ruins. We followed the signals to buy the tickets and then we found out tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the theather.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a trip into modern Siracuse. Nicely maintained, the theatre is part of the group of historic attractions. I enjoyed the vast sacrificial alter and atmospheric rock caves too. Amazing. €10 each.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this as part of the trip to the archaeological park and it was well worth the effort of climbing to the top - great views and a lovely refreshing breeze! To get more from a visit I would recommend a tour guide or at least a booklet as not much is explained in any language other than Italian, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This 6 cent BC Greek theater was the largest of its kind in Sicily. It's part of the Archaeological complex in Syracuse, and I can say the best part of it. Specially beautiful is a view from the last upper seats spreading over the city and sea beyond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greek Theater fantastic. Go have someone sing opera in the Ear of Dionisio as my daughter did. Was great fun. Could see Syracuse lagoon from the theater. Beautiful place with awesome history!

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