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Greek Theater, Syracuse

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Explore an ancient site of dramatic performances at Greek Theater, originally built in the fifth century BCE and now inscribed on the World Heritage List. The current setup dates back to the third century BCE, when Hieron I, a powerful tyrant of Sicily, massively reconstructed the theater. This theater has the largest cavea (seating section) ever built by the ancient Greeks, with 67 rows divided into nine sections and eight aisles. The Romans extensively modified the edifice, and adapted it to their style of spectacles and games. Though only a few traces of the original stage and the orchestra section remain, this site regularly hosts sunset performances of Greek tragedies. The plays are performed without loudspeakers, as the site still features the near-perfect acoustics of the amphitheater setting. Call the box office for accurate information on the upcoming theater season. For Greek Theater and beyond, use our Syracuse vacation route planner to get the most from your Syracuse vacation.
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  • Necessarily look at, very worth seeing. Best with city tour bus to the place do something outside of the Centre. The size of the Greek and Roman theatre can be an idea of the importance of Syracuse in ancient times.
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  • We walked up from Ortigia. A bit of a shlep but all added to the day. It was sunny & we stopped for a beer. Much of the park was closed off & we were told this was because of rain. It was baking hot &...  read more »
  • ... in the Archaeological Park in Syracuse. What you can find Greek Theatre. Unfortunately, a part was not accessible but dr rest is still worth a visit.
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