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Greek Theater
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Owner description: This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for performances of classical works.
Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Let's be honest!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

I know, the theater was carved from the hill, which makes it unique in the world. But I was expecting more. So, a bit of deception here. I preferred the theater at Taormina and the one at Catania.

Visited November 2012
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“A majestic Site”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

After visiting the Archaeological Museum, we went to the Greek Theater. This is one of the best preserved Greek Theaters in the world and a must see when visiting Siracusa. Combine the visit with visiting the Archaeological Museum, the Caves of Dionisio and the Catacombs.

Visited October 2012
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Set in the archialogical site, the Greek theatre is the cream. An amazingly well preserved theatre with caves around and views to the coast.

Visited October 2012
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“A fly-blown ripoff pile of neglected cack = avoid like the plague”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We paid 10 euro each to visit the archaeological park. It was the low point of our lives!

There was minimal signposting. Half the paths were closed - especially in the so-called 'Garden of Paradise', which was as alluring as a burnt out mattress in the front garden of a slum. We walked down a pathway and half the area was roped off or blocked by bits of wood.

The Roman Amphitheatre was the absolute low point. About two thirds of this was roped off. It was about as interesting as an elderly dog's farts. Nobody checked our tickets - out of shame, maybe?

The Greek theatre is a bit better. But once again - minimal information and signposting and not worth 10 fricking euro each.

Listen to my advice. Ortygia is the beautiful part of Syracuse - visit here at all costs. And Sicily is amazing. But the archaeological park is horrifically overpriced and tawdry. Save the 10 euro fee and buy a nicer meal in the evening instead. It was the low point of an otherwise brilliant holiday.

Visited October 2012
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“Intesting site”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great feeling of age and wondement, pity they keep roping off areas without explanation. There seems to be a much bigge area that is now off limits to tourists.

Visited October 2012
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