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Syracuse: Greek Theater and Neapolis Guided Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

Syracuse: Greek Theater and Neapolis Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From US$ 15.81 per person

Explore historic Syracuse on a guided tour. Learn about the ancient city as you explore the Neapolis, see sights like the Ear of Dionysus at the Latomie, the Greek theater, and visit the Cordari Cave.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • You will visit one of the most important centers of the ancient Mediterranean
  • You will learn about the history of the polis of Syracuse
  • You will admire ancient sites and historical monuments
Full description

Visit one of the largest Greek theaters in the Mediterranean, the Ear of Dionysus, the Latomie, and the Cordari Cave with a guide. Step back in time as you learn about the history and myths of the Neapolis Archaeological Park. If you choose a tour in Italian, attend the show Il mito di Aretusa. After reaching the entrance of the Neapolis in Syracuse, you will meet our guide waiting for you. You will carry out a short briefing, where the origins of this city will be explained to you and then enter inside the archaeological park of Neapolis. Here it will be possible to visit the Latomie, the ancient stone quarries from which the material for the construction of the city has been extracted for centuries. Formerly places of heavy work and imprisonment, today the Latomie have changed their faces by covering themselves with greenery.  Visiting the latomie you will meet the legendary Ear of Dionysius, known for its typical shape and for its particular acoustics. You will be told the story of the tyrant Dionysius and the legend of this cave. You will continue with the view of the Grotta dei Cordari and then reach the Greek Theater. From the upper terrace you can admire the suggestive Fountain of the Nymphaeum and the wonderful panorama overlooking the large port. After leaving the theater, you will move to the Altar of Hieron II, the largest stone altar built in the Greek world. The last monument you will visit in Neapolis is the Roman Amphitheater. At this monument the guide will show you the Roman phase of the city, the characteristics of the building and the particularities of the gladiatorial games.

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  • Certified guide
  • Entrance ticket
  • Anything not included in "Included"
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • The Neapolis tour is available in Italian and English.
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Our guide, Galina, was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and concerned with the welfare of one of my guests. It was very hot and we did not bring water with us. Warning to all: bring water! Being in the full sun for 2.5 hours was draining. Other than that, Galina provided every detail (including word origins!) as well as the best vantage points for taking photos. Highly recommend!

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September 13, 2022

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The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the Greek Theatre was so interesting to visit. I recommend this tour.

October 21, 2022

Product ID: 419660