Teatro Greco
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This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for performances of classical works.
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  • Recado G
    7 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place
    Interesting place lots of walking and even paths. Worth a visit as interesting but busy place. Book online as queues are large. Walk to front of queue if you pre book tickets.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 2, 2023
  • LisaPisa2
    Brooklyn, New York30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Teatro Greco - Awe inspiring.
    The Teatro Greco (and the rest of the Parco Neapolis, especially the Ear of Dionysus) was a memorable experience. I appreciated that the theatre was being used for live performances and the seat coverings and equipment just added to the awesomeness of this site for me. It seemed to me more authentic than just looking at rocks and trying to imagine how it was used. Please don't let these modifications stop you from visiting. And if you have a chance to get tickets to a show (which I did) it will be an evening you will never forget!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Travelers005
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    Excellent Guide for the Archeological Park in Siracusa
    We were able to spend 2 hours with a fabulous guide - Gianluca Panarello. Our hotel found him for us and we are so glad they did! Gianluca, whose English is excellent, made the history of the Archeological Park come alive. Other reviewers have referred only to the Greek Theater, but there is so much more in the 80 acre park. When you go with a well informed, expressive guide like we did, you are able to imagine the events that occurred and understand the reasons behind them. We had attended the Odyssey opera performed in the Greek Theater the previous night (which was fantastic) and had walked by many ruins with no concept of their history and meaning. Returning the next morning with Gianluca was very interesting! We highly recommend arranging for his services.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
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Linda
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Wow! This exceeded our expectations. The quality of the Greek theatre is exceptional. You can in-visage the plays with an audience of 10,000. However the highlight was the ear shaped caves. You got wander in and enjoy the acoustic magic. No lights so use your phone torch. This was the end of an exceptional day of walking through Ancient Greek history!
Written October 25, 2020
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Bob C
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Jan 2020 • Couples
Just splendid. Conveys a vivid sense of how Greek drama worked. If you like historical novels Mary Renault’s The Mask of Apollo tells of an actor in the fifth century BC performing in the theatres of the Greek colonies in Sicily, including this one.
Written January 6, 2020
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silvej01
Brooklyn, NY51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
As a lover of ancient history, I believe a visit to Siracusa would hardly be complete without a visit to the Teatro Greco. The amphitheater is awesome and some of the natural features in the area also add to the experience. The audio guide was useful and helped us to visualized something of how the ancient Greeks — and later the Romans — entertained themselves.
Written February 16, 2020
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PeterinUK
York, UK141 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We went on this tour eagerly expecting a spectacular display of Ancient Greek and Roman architecture. And from a distance on the hop on hop off bus it looked spectacular. However the management of the site was appalling.

When we left the bus we followed the signs to the ticket office, and had to wait for ages while one man tried to process a large number of tourists on a system that was wholly inadequate. Finally, clutching our tickets, we were directed across a busy road only to discover a brand new nearly empty ticket office with six attendants! Why were we directed to this in the first place.

Then, on the walk into the park there were a number of sings directing visitors onto short, medium and long walks around. Sadly, once we entered the park virtually all signage vanished, and those that did exist were virtually pointless. It was even difficult to find the way to the massive amphitheatre; tourists were helping each other in the absence of official guidance. The downloaded guide was equally unhelpful.

A truly disappointing experience
Written July 20, 2023
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Caroline D
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The whole theatre was covered over with temporary concert seating so you couldn't see much of the old structure. Avoid visiting in concert season ! The all-in ticket price for the archaeological park should probably be reduced to reflect this - given that is supposed to be 'the jewel in the crown' of the whole site. There should also be some signage to advise of this and to manage visitors' expectations.
Written July 11, 2022
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MLM2666
London, UK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Great site, loved wandering around among the trees. Greeks really chose their locations. However, it is aimed at tour buses with guides. If you are alone on foot, it's very confusing, with very little and contradictory info, like playing The Crystal Maze. This was fine as it was an overcast day - if it had been sunny, I would never have seen the Teatro Greco as I would have had heat exhaustion long before I found it. I only found the Ear of Dionysus by following the sound of an entire Italian tour group testing the acoustics of the cave with an enthusiastic rendition of 'Volare'. Very memorable day, loved the view from the top of the amphitheatre, though not as spectacular as that in Taormina, and the caves with fountains at the back.
Written October 10, 2021
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foodies303
Stoke-on-Trent, UK51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Poor organisation . A few of the most important sights were cordoned off which was very disappointing. The description of the sights are poor . We did visit an exhibition of coins which was in complete darkness and was quite dangerous as there were steps going down to the next level .
More information needed to improve this attraction and more help required at the ticket booth , not everyone visiting has a mobile phone
Written September 14, 2022
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Skossoff
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Quite awful. The architectural features are entirely obscured by the stage set, seating and lighting set up for a stage production. If you search you will see a tiny sign at the ticket office telling you it is partially obscured (it isn’t it’s fully obscured). Don’t go
Written May 17, 2023
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Duffers1978
Ware, Hertfordshire62 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Agree with the other recent reviewers from the last 6 months. We visited on 31st July 2022. The main attraction of the Greek ancient theatre was spoiled by it covered in lots of temporary benches and lighting structures for the concerts. The rest of the site is interesting to walk around and the acoustic cave shaped like an ear is huge and mind blowing that it was hand carved by slaves. The Roman ruins alongside are also well preserved. Parking at the site is only available along the road.
Written July 31, 2022
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We enjoyed stopping here during our stay in the area. It would have been great to plan ahead and attend a performance here but we did not plan ahead. If you are there at the right time and have time, I think this would be fun. The remains of the theater are interesting and the fact that it is still used at certain times for performances makes it special.
Written July 18, 2022
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