Greek Theater, Syracuse

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Greek Theater and many more Syracuse attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Syracuse holiday planner.
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  • It is a very nice place, but it was a pity that I touched in remodeling and signs are needed as well as explain the importance of what is seen
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  • Another wonderful Greek amphitheatre that is still being used for performances. Wonderful historic site that you can just wander around and marvel at things people did milleniums ago.  more »
  • Framed in a very beautiful Archaeological Park, next to the Oracle of Dionysus, theatre is very well preserved and visible in much of its large structure
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