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Greek Theater

Viale Paradiso 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66206
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Viale Paradiso 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66206
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Firstly the parts of this experience are not well-kept - either over-grown, not maintained or just covered up by modern additions. There is also little information about the place - more can be accessed by an app, but this relies on you scanning QR codes...More

Thank pops2508
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you love history and greeck tragedy this is the best experience in the world. Sitting on the same chairs looking at the ancient emotions. Thinking on human soul and ambivalence. Reflecting on individual's view against power's needs. You can discuss many time on tipica...More

Thank Umberto N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was extremely hot when we visited the greek theatre but worth the struggle if only even for the views ...wow!! 2 of the attractions were closed when we visited, however this was reflected in the price. You can hire audio guides which I would...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit! So much history in a relatively small area. You can walk from Ortigia in about 30 mins or you can take the hop on/hop off tour bus for €5 for the entire day!

Thank Louise R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The theater was covered with plywood to create seating for a future performance. The E10 charge does not include a piece of paper showing a suggested walk. Where you could walk through the old quarry a lot of paths were closed. Poor show for the...More

Thank Wirrklunk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most important example of ancient theatres anywhere and considering it was built in the 5th century BC and has been pillaged for building materials for centuries the state of preservation is incredible. There are excellent views out to Ortygia and...More

Thank John_The_Miner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this as part of our exploration of the Neapolis. This is where the Greeks held their plays. There's a Roman theater adjacent to the Greek theater but the Greek one is still used so it looks to be in better condition.

Thank Bicycle-AP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is typical of Syracusa that such a historic site and treasure is actually still being used for the purpose it was intended. The history of the theatre is incredible and worth looking into. We found evidence in the town of the very same play...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Theater has different attractions to view , caves , healthy running water and others , place need proper signs

Thank Adrian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Greek theatre was built in V century BC and was one of the largest at that time. Still in an excellent condition.

Thank Mark D
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We are staying in Ortigia and prefer to walk everywhere if not too far!! Is it an easy, medium or long (1hour) walk to the archeological park and museum in Syracusa?
12 March 2017|
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Response from EricSkopec | Reviewed this property |
If you are an avid walker, it should be possible. Be aware that its generally uphill along busy streets that are less than photogenic. Personally, I think there are better uses for your time. Our hotel was a bit closer, but... More
Dorothy B
I understand there are opera and classical theater performances during June/July. Is there a schedule? website? way to buy tickets/
5 October 2015|
Response from Rocco D |
all the info on indafondazione org website
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