Greek Amphitheatre, Taormina
About Greek Amphitheatre, Taormina
Greek Amphitheatre, Taormina - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Via Del Teatro Greco, 1, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Ticket Price: 8 EUR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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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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Four stars for the views! The theatre itself is somewhere in between a ruin and a very interesting venue for epic music. Basically a nice place but they are asking for ten euro entrance fee which I think is a bit too much. Be careful on your way up to the gates as there are some dodgy people around. Still, not much else to do in Taormina so if you are there, go and see the theatre.
Excellent ancient site worth a visit. Plenty to explore amongst the impressive architecture. Being high up on the headland there are great views of Taormina and the surrounding area.
I found this an amazing place to walk around, beautiful theatre with even more amazing view! I just visited it but apparently they also do shows still in the theatre which must be really nice to see as well! When I went it was only 5 euro to visit which was more then worth it but normally it's 10.
Very nice Amphitheatre with spectacular views towards Etna. It looks like built in Roman style, with mostly bricks and some stone slabs. There is a tiny museum up in the far corner, with one mosaic and stone slabs with Greek writing on them. Come early, in summer there can be horribly long cues. Kids free, adults €10.
Is a beautiful place, mainly due the amazing panoramic views. The ruins of the old theater had been lightly accommodated to be able to held me spectacles, which indeed happen. When I was there, I could saw workers setting up a stage for that night. All being said, 10€ seemed a little bit expensive in comparison to what I'm used to pay for similar ruins.
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