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Greek Theater

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Address: Viale Paradiso 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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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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Great place to visit

Lovely place to see. Great example of a theatre. Sat on the steps for ages pondering how this was made and what it was like back in the day. Well worth a trip. You can see the ear... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is part of the Ear of Dionysius site and is probably the most disappointing Ancient History sites I have ever seen. Its nothing like the picture shown and overgrown with grass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of Sicily's most important sites and one of the largest Greek theaters in the world. Syracusa was once the largest Greek city in the world, so this huge site makes sense. Impressive.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Greek Theatre is within the archaelogical park and a visit there will include many amazing sites. However, The Greek Theatre is surely the most impressive. Sit at the top of the theatre and imagine the place filled with people from the ancient civilisations. It does not require much imagination as the theatre is well preserved and so beautifully set... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting, large Greek theatre, but each year it is retrofit with wooden stages and seating from March through October to host productions. So the ancient parts get covered up. There are much better theaters to visit in Greece and Turkey.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to see. Great example of a theatre. Sat on the steps for ages pondering how this was made and what it was like back in the day. Well worth a trip. You can see the ear of Dionysius and roman theatre in the same area. Spent half a day to do all three. Took half an hour at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The theatre is definitely worth visiting. I'm not sure why there are 3 separate listings for the attractions in the park. You pay €10 to get into the park to see them all and they are really close together. It's a shame that some areas where roped off, moreover, it's not clear why one is not allowed to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Similar to the vast theatre at Epidarus on the Pelophenese in Greece. Sicily was ruled by many ftom the Greeks, Moors, Turks, Carthage and Romans, many ancient ruins...this beautiful amphitheatre half circle in 2000 years old.

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Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stone robbed leaving mostly foundations. Of interest primarily to visitors who have not seen more complete theaters. Not a must see site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly a wow factor. The scale and the preservation of the theatre are to marvel at. Sit on the steps and admire how this theatre was used and is still in use today. A must do. .

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

awful personnel and, most of all, it's not worth its price - you can see everything from the outside and save 13 euros for a dinner :)

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