Greek TheatreCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Viale Paradiso 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-093166206
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Entertainment, Performance, Theatre, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Teatro Greco is one of the most uniquely structures built in ancient Syracuse. The Whole theatre is almost made entirely from a single rock formation and has ancient Roman/ Greek arena styled seating carved out in steps that overlook the main stage section. The theatre dates back to at least the 5th century BC and rebuilt in the 3rd century BC. However, much of its current structure (including its semi-circular design) dates back to the Roman period. The theatrical performances of Deinolocus, Epicharmus and Phormis were hosted here during the Classical period. Over time the theatre was inactive and was revived in the 16th century. In the early 20th century INDA started the annual Greek drama performances here and even today the performances are held here during sunset.
In spite of its sheer history and its distinct style what truly pulls tourists here is that the theatre functions to this day. On show night, the place closes early for tourists and soon the venue transforms into an art arena showcasing the latest talent. Come here to catch a live theatrical play when in Syracuse.
- Other Contact No. +39 0931 65068
- Full price: € 10.00
- Concessions for groups: € 5.00
- Reduced for residents of Syracuse and County: € 1.00
- Free for members of the European Community over 65 years and under 18
- Cumulative Ticket Park and Museum "Paolo Orsi": € 13.50 - € 7.00 reduced
- Cumulative Ticket Park and Villa Tellaro: € 12.00 - € 6.00 reduced
- Cumulative Ticket Park and Gallery Bellomo: € 13.50 - € 7.00 reduced
- Cumulative Ticket Park, Museum P.Orsi, Bellomo Gallery and Villa Tellaro: € 24.00 - € 12.00 reduced
Archaeological site visits for the disabled and their escorts: admission is free.
For ticket prices of trending events, visit the official website.
- General Hours for sightseeing: Closes at 4.30 pm during classical performances.
- For timings of trending events held at the theatre, visit the official website.
- By Bus: at Interbus Spa (2 kilometers away)
- By Train: Siracusa Train station (2 kilometers away)
- On Foot
- By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car
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95% of people who visit Syracuse include Greek Theatre in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
35.71% of people start their Greek Theatre visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Greek Theatre
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You get a real sense of history here... A beautiful preserved amphitheatre you can walk around in lovely natural surroundings
The walk at the top was closed, so it was difficult to get a view of the entire theatre. Even so, the size of the theatre was very impressive (it's supposed to be one of the largest in the Greek world). Not the best theatre for atmosphere as the views aren't that great.
Many of the paths were blocked off, because of poor maintenance. At the cost of €10 each I truly wished I had not bothered. To get into the Colosseum and Forum combined, in Rome, much more impressive, was only €12! It was also not at all clear that out if the 7 items displayed on the "free" map, that the €10 ticket only covered 3 of them! There was little information at 2 if the 3 sites. Parts were badly overgrown, what are they spending the ticket money on? It was a ripoff and my advice is give it a miss.
Definitely Greek, but I couldn't get a ticket for The Fate Of The Furious starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson no matter who I asked. Frankly, the theater workers were completely clueless. Still, 5 stars because they clearly put a lot of effort into building it, even if the movie selection is lacking.
Really interesting place to visit. If travelling without a group go early if you can as it gets very busy with tour groups and sun baked. There is little shade and some quite reasonable walks on slopes and steps to get the full experience. Note: there is next to no seating in most areas, you can sit in the amphitheater but not easily if you are not fully able (low uneven stone with uneven floor). We saw a number of people clearly in discomfort having been rushed by fully able tour guides eager to get the group through and back to the tourist shops by the bus drop and collection point.