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  • Syracuse: Ortigia and Neapolis Guided Walking Tour

    1. Syracuse: Ortigia and Neapolis Guided Walking Tour

    Explore ancient Syracuse on a 3-hour guided tour and learn about early Greek history through architecture and religious practices. The evidence of Syracuse as capital of the Mediterranean is ever-present, and seen in the glory of its Cathedral, the ancient Temple of Athena, the Greek Theater and the Roman Amphitheater. Admire the beauty of the Cathedral of Syracuse, which incorporates the pagan Temple of Athena. Learn about its various architectural styles from your guide. Continue to the Archeological Park to see the Paradise Latomia and the Ear of Dionysos. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Ionian Sea from the Greek Theater.

    Giuseppe was fantastic! We felt so lucky to have him walk us through the sites and history of Syracuse's archeological park, as well as, Ortygia. He knows SO much about the history and answered all of the questions we peppered him with. We highly recommend taking this tour with him!!!

  • Siracuse: Guided Velobike Tour

    2. Siracuse: Guided Velobike Tour

    After being collected from your Siracusa accommodation, your Velo Bike tour around the city will begin. You will be taken to various parts of the city, and as well as the island of Ortigia. Siracusa has a unique ecological system, both inside and outside the city. Aboard your electric bicycle, your driver will introduce you to inside the city's magnificent labyrinth, providing you with the opportunity to find and to photograph the history left by different populations at each stop. The tour also includes explanation of historical places, as well as views of impressive panoramas. At the conclusion of your experience, you have the option to be dropped off at any location of your choosing within the city.

  • Syracuse: Greek Theater, Food Market, and Ortigia Island

    3. Syracuse: Greek Theater, Food Market, and Ortigia Island

    Travel through time on a visit to the Greek theater of Syracuse and discover why this structure carved directly out of the rocky hillside has earned UNESCO World Heritage Site Status. Explore the surrounding monuments and archaeological area, while learning the history of the site from an experienced, local guide.  Next, visit the island of Ortigia, the historic heart of one of the greatest cities in the ancient world and one of the most visited places in Sicily. Stroll through charming squares, learn the history behind archaeological monuments, and admire the Ortigia Duomo (cathedral). There will even be an opportunity to visit some local food markets to check out some typical Sicilian products and produce.  This 3-hour tour will include transfers in an air-conditioned car, although some walking will be involved.

  • Syracuse: Guided Walking Tour of Secret Ortygia

    4. Syracuse: Guided Walking Tour of Secret Ortygia

    Your 3-hour tour starts from the Temple of Apollo, one of the oldest Doric temples of the Magna Graecia (Great Greece). Walking along the ancient Greek main road, which today houses characteristic artisan boutiques, you will reach the cathedral of St. Lucy. The beauty of the cathedral, UNESCO-listed since 2005, predominates this square. The charming Baroque facade and its structure hold one of the most important and famous Doric monument in all Sicily, the Temple of Athena. Stroll though the alleys of the Jewish Quarter, discovering hidden places out of the classic tourist routes. The visit continues underground, exploring the ancient hypogeum (catacombs) of the Capuchin Friars. This subterranean area is full of history and tradition, consisting of a labyrinth of tunnels which were primarily used as aqueduct by the Greeks and Romans. These tunnels were also used during World Wa...

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What people are saying about Arethusa Spring

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Tour organized by get your guide perfect, with a very prepared guide, passionate about his work, the place and whose work is handed down to him by his father. The guide, Carlo was brilliant. If you want to organize a tour in the Syracuse area, rely on carlo via getyourguide. Order word in Syracuse: Carlo, Carlo, Carlo and no other Loriano, Paola and Gabriele.

Very entertaining tour. We had 2 bikes because we had booked this tour with our children aged 13 and 10. They also liked it very much. The bikes are comfortable and there is always shade. There are quite a few exit points. The two guides with us (Nicholas and Daniel) spread an extremely good mood and are really good !!!!! Be sure to book.

Giuseppe was fantastic! We felt so lucky to have him walk us through the sites and history of Syracuse's archeological park, as well as, Ortygia. He knows SO much about the history and answered all of the questions we peppered him with. We highly recommend taking this tour with him!!!

Congratulations to the guy who gave us a very interesting tour of the beautiful ortigia. Nice to go around the alleys with velobike! Comprehensive and interesting information of the main places. I advise!

Experience to do thanks to the very expert guide of Nicolas, he made us immerse in the true history of Ortigia. Then riding a velobike is also a lot of fun. Highly recommended !!!