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Eurialo Castle, Syracuse

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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2.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • The Eurialo castle just outside Siracuse is, as the guide says, "the most monumental building in the history of Greek military history". But you would be hard pressed to know that from the way it is m...  read more »
  • Not to be missed because it is the largest castle built by the ancient Greeks still standing. For that alone is worth a visit. In addition to the view for Syracuse and its coast. The building was the tip of the defensive system of Syracuse and was built on a hill that offered a perspective on the coast and on the surrounding plain. An excellent observation point. The Castle opened one of the gates of the city after the enlargement of the walls by Dionysus I. The imposing building is, well, the third size moat, the gateway to the Castle and the keep itself. I recommend a walk through the underground tunnels. One drawback: maintenance. A cut the vegetation zone and restore certain golf courses would make viisita much more stimulating.
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  • Beautiful place but unfortunately far from Syracuse and I don't think that there is no public transport to get there, so you have to plan the visit and have a car available. Closes at five so better visit it in spring or otherwise avoid the days too hot because you walk a lot and the visit may be tiring. Staff at the entrance so gracious and affable (I think they were also glad to see us because unfortunately we were the only visitors of the day)
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  • Difficult to actually find due to the rather pathetic sign posting. However, once found it turned into a rather nice walk amongst the ruins, and with only a small number of other visitors. From certain viewpoints there is a great view down to both Augusta and Siracusa.
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