Greek Amphitheatre

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  • 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

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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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  • Greek Amphitheatre Address: Via Del Teatro Greco, 1, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
  • Greek Amphitheatre Contact Number: +39-094223220
  • Greek Amphitheatre Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Greek Amphitheatre Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Greek Amphitheatre(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Greek Amphitheatre: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Taormina include Greek Amphitheatre in their plan

  • 79.38% of people start their Greek Amphitheatre visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Greek Amphitheatre

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76.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Greek Amphitheatre

People normally club together Piazza I X Aprile and Garden Of Villa Comunale while planning their visit to Greek Amphitheatre.

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Greek Amphitheatre, Taormina Reviews

  • 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.

  • This place is extraordinary! The city should care more for it and procure better maintenance. There are a number of concerts held here and would be spectacular to be in one of them. It's story, why it was built, how it managed to survive time and changes, along with the views from here just makes it a must visit while in Taormina. You can enjoy a drink afterwards in the hotel next to the entrance.

  • Amazing place, the remaining of the building is really impressive, they still use the theatre an it's acoustic for concerts and live performance. It's very clean and the view is so beautiful. There is also a reconstruction in 3D on screen which explains how it was, really well done. Compared to the Syracuse theatre which is completely destroyed, Taormina one is much more interesting.

  • Wonderful location. Great history. Be sure to watch the movie which digitally restores the ruins. Beautiful for photos. Not easy for older people due to some steps, but very do-able at the stage level.

  • Definitely a ”must see” place if you are visiting nearby. This historic theatre is very impressive in every way. Ticket prices are a little bit pricey but afterall it’s worth of it. They even had a great demonstration video how this magnificent place looked originally. The best views to the area and sea opens from here. The landscape is just awesome. It would be nice add to have a restaurant or cafe alongside this remarkable ancient theatre with this splendid scenery.

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