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Scavi di Megara Hyblaea, Syracuse

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Megara Hyblaea – perhaps identical with Hybla Major – is the name of an ancient Greek colony in Sicily, situated near Augusta on the east coast, 20km north-northwest of Syracuse, Italy, on the deep bay formed by the Xiphonian promontory. There were at least three (and possibly as many as five) cities named "Hybla" in ancient accounts of Sicily which are often confounded with each other, and among which it is sometimes very difficult to distinguish.
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  • This site is difficult to find - we only found it because I had copied the local map from Google earth. Signage gets worse the nearer you get to the site. The site has so much to offer. So much has be...  more »
  • There are many reasons to visit Sicily, one of which can be described not so much "archaeology" and "history" as a "potted history of the western world". That's where Megara Hyblaea comes in. If you'v...  more »
  • Lonely planet says this site is well worth a visit if you can find it - yes, finding it is hard! (only possible with your own car). As the previous reviewer says, it is an exceptional site but probabl...  more »
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  • Reaching this site requires driving over narrow and rutted roads while breathing the miasma from the nearby petrochemical complex. The site itself is unintelligible to those without a map or plan -- the signs have long since faded completely. I suggest the site is interesting only for those with substantial background knowledge. If you do go, stop at the ticket office along the road to the park; the man there has the key to the gate, and will not let you in unless you pay the (nominal) entrance fee.
  • This is the remains of an amazing Helenistic period town. They have been well excavated to exhibit stages of the towns development. Unfortunately the information boards are damaged, most are not readable others only with great patience. If you are not familiar with Roman or Greek town layouts and able make your own interpretation you will be severely disappointed. If you are in the enviable position of having the right knowledge you will be fascinated, but still left wanting information. This place screams out for a guide book or better still a phone app to tell you what you are looking at. The road to the site is narrow, it is unsurfaced and potholed in places. There are several iron staircase around the site that have rusted and are not safe, be cautious. As others have said it is hard to find, impossible without a sat nav.
  • Unfortunately the megarian colony in Sicily's oldest pouring into utter abandonment. Very few maintenance. Signs missing or mediocre, rough service road, suffocated from the commercial port of Augusta and industries. Though excavations joints you will be refreshed. Definitely deserves a visit.
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  • A site of great archaeological importance but would require more maintenance and enhancement.
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  • Typical example of cultural historic site abandoned by the State
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