Set on the slopes above Syracuse, the Greek Theatre forms part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. With origins going as far back as the 5th century BC, this impressive ancient monument has seen several modifications over the course of two millennia, and has survived numerous spoliations. The design of the amphitheatre owes influence mostly to Hellenic and Roman modifications, although over the centuries the theatre also saw numerous periods of complete disrepair.
Fortunately, the Greek Theatre of today is restored to its impressive majesty, and opens on many nights throughout the year to stage dramatic plays and live music events.
Opening hours: The theatre is open daily from 9am – 6pm, although closes to tourists at 4.30pm on show days. Events are generally scheduled between May and June and often require pre-booking.
Price: Prices for shows vary. Standard entry is at a cost of €10 per person.
*Prices and opening hours may be subject to change.
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