Greek AmphitheatreCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- 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
Greek Amphitheatre - Review
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 Information
- 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.
Greek Amphitheatre Ticket Prices
- 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 by Public Transport
- Ancient Teatro Greco is a short walk away from anywhere in the City.
Restaurants Near Greek Amphitheatre
- Ristorante La Bougainville
- Trattoria Da Nino
- Bella Blu
- Al Giardino
- Al Settimo Cielo Del Paradiso
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Things to Know Before Visiting Greek Amphitheatre
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
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Greek Amphitheatre, Taormina Reviews
Wonderful to stand in this place and think that the Greeks started it 2,300 years ago. It puts our own little triumphs and disasters in perspective. Of course the Romans (what have they ever done for us ...) remodelled it 400 years later. It's amazing how much of it is still preserved today. And I think it's great that the Sicilians still use it for concerts and performances ... that's what it was built for! I'm not an expert so can't describe the historical/archeological side of it, but a 100m wide semicircular arc of seating, in a beautiful open air location, with the volcano Mt. Etna as a background, is pretty impressive. For only 10 of your hard-earned Euros, I'd say a visit is a 'must' if you're in these parts. Footnote: there are many steep steps between the entrance and the upper level of the theatre. I didn't see any lifts. Even the access to the stage level of the theatre entails an uphill gradient and several steps. I think this would make it very difficult for those in wheelchairs, or who find climbing steps problematic.
We went to Taormina with the firm conviction to spend the least time possible, because of it's touristy nature (fame rather). Not sure whether we ought to thank the late summer season, but it was actually much better (in terms of number of people and temperature) than anticipated. Regardless, we knew the Taormina Ancient Theatre was a must-see. And so we headed to the location. What a breathtaking view of the city, the coast, the ocean/sea, and history. It was a short but very stimulating visit. Absolutely love how the old/,original character has been brought back. Definitely a top choice when visiting Taormina (and Sicily).
Definitely worth checking out while in Taormina. Well preserved and offering great views. The size of the theater is very impressive - one of the few largest still available for sightseeing and still in active use (there are events taking place here from time to time). Suggest to get here early to avoid a possible long line for the tickets.
From the bus station, take the Corso Umberto all the way down to the theater, where there will be a check in counter to buy your entry tickets to see the theater. The theater is still very well preserved and is still in use today for various shows. The views of the Taormina beaches behind only increase the beauty of the surrounding panoramic views of the beaches and buildings of the surrounding town. You can walk with unfettered access throughout the theater to include the seating area and the backstage tunnels with access to the theater performance platform.
One of the nicer outdoor ancient theatres that I've seen on the East side of Sicily. Located quite high up, it's got amazing views of the surrounding areas and just amazing for capturing landscape shots. The site is well maintained and clean. The queue to get in though was pretty slow, with only one counter to process the tickets and a second if you're wanting to hire and audio guide.