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Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park Tour

1. Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park Tour

Meet your certified guide at the entrance gate of the Neapolis Archaeological Park and visit the most important ancient Greek and Roman monuments in Syracuse. Discover the history and archaeological importance of this ancient Greek sight from your knowledgeable guide. During your walking tour, see the ancient Greek theatre, cut in the rock of the Yemenite Hill, and explore the "Latomie del Paradiso", an ancient stone quarry with beautiful local flora. Next, marvel at the legendary "Ear of Dionysius", located inside the quarries. Be amazed by this grotto famed for its shape and echoing sounds. Finish your tour with a visit to the altar of Hieron and the Roman amphitheater.

Syracuse: Greek Theater and Neapolis Guided Walking Tour

2. Syracuse: Greek Theater and Neapolis Guided Walking Tour

You will have the opportunity to visit one of the largest Greek theaters in the Mediterranean, the Ear of Dionysus, the Latomie and the Cordari Cave. All accompanied by our guide, who will tell you about the history and myths related to Neapolis. 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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What people are saying about Neapolis Archaeological Park

Eva is an excellent guide with very extensive knowledge. Very interesting visit, very good explanations. Very kind and very good treatment, very good treatment with children too, he knew how to structure his talk to keep the children's attention. A very very good experience. GggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggGggggggggģgggggggģggggggggg

We had an excellent and highly informative trip around the park with Ava. She gave us plenty of insights that we would not have spotted on our own, and was invaluable to us having the full experience in such an historic site.

I highly recommend because the archaeological park is extraordinary but without a guide you would lose a lot: anecdotes, historical information, curiosities. Our guide Sebastiano was great! competent and very kind.

Guide was extremely knowledgeable and always had an answer to any questions :) 100% recommendation