Greek Amphitheatre755 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: Via Del Teatro Greco, 1, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-094223220
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Climb up to the top of theatre to get the best views of endless sea and magnificent Mount Etna! Bring along a picnic basket and spend a lazy afternoon with friends and family or get here around couple of hours before sunset and capture one of the most stunning sunsets! A photographer’s paradise, a visit any time of the day is a sight to behold!
Built around third century BC, Ancient Teatro Greco of Taormina is the second largest theatre in Sicily and is a must visit if you plan to visit in summer – this ancient Theatre plays host to various music and opera festivals!
Whether the theatre is built by Greeks or Romans is a debate that has been on for a long time now. If looked closely, one would find the evidence of Greek origin in well-cut bricks Taormina stone and Greek inscriptions in the theatre whereas evidence of Roman origin lies in the fact these are large theatres as the Greek theatres were quite smaller in size!
Greek Amphitheatre Travel Tips
- Plan a visit around June/ August to get a chance to attend festivals like Taormina film festival in June and Opera Festival in August.
- Visitors will have to climb up to the theatre via the rocky steps.
- Visitors may also bring along some snacks to have a small picnic while enjoying the stunning views of the Sea and Mount Etna.
Entrance Ticket Details For Greek Amphitheatre
- Above 25 and below 65 Years - 8 €
- 18 to 25 Years of age – 4 €
- Seniors (65+) and below 18 Years of age– FREE Admission
How to Reach Greek Amphitheatre
- Ancient Teatro Greco is a short walk away from anywhere in the City.
- Ristorante La Bougainville
- Trattoria Da Nino
- Bella Blu
- Al Giardino
- Al Settimo Cielo Del Paradiso
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95% of people who visit Taormina include Greek Amphitheatre in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
80.57% of people start their Greek Amphitheatre visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Greek Amphitheatre
64.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Greek Amphitheatre
Greek Amphitheatre Reviews & Ratings
Great tourist stop. It was ~10€ per person, so plan to spend a good amount of time walking around to get your money's worth. The theater had a wonderful walk up and around with Brazil vegetation and great lookouts. Highly recommend if you're in Taormina.
We spent the day in Taormina and found the place memorising. You definitely need more than a day with this place a top visit. We parked in the bottom of the hill car park where it was €8 a day. They also provide a free shuttle bus to the top of the hill, which we gladly took in 30 degree heat! The place is tidy, well kept and you can choose to wonder freely or take an audio tour. There are discounts for 18-25 y.o. With ID.
An absolute must visit. This amphitheatre is in great condition and is a bargain at €10 per adult. To make the most of your visit you need to be fully mobile as there is a lot of climbing steps. The views of the surrounding area are spectacular so take a camera. It's easy to find but not well signposted. Get to the main shopping area of Taormina and it is close to the funicular end of the main walkway just off one of tbs squares. Look for a small sign. Thoroughly recommended.
If you are anywhere near here you must visit. It is an ancient Greek/Roman amphitheater in the most beautiful and amazing setting. It sets quite high up and right on the coast so the views from here are spectacular. Cost was 10 euros but well worth it. There is a video at one of the entrances which helped to appreciate its former grandeur.
We had some great views and experiences in Sicily, but Taormina topped it all. If you ever had the feeling of "this is too much good view to take in, sensory overload!", you will know what I am talking about. A good tip is to get here before or after the high season, first half of May lay in the sweet spot of "after Easter holiday crowd, already warm and sunny, before summer holiday crowd".