Neapolis Archaeological Park of Syracuse

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Syracuse: Neapolis Park Skip-the-line Ticket and Audioguide

Syracuse: Neapolis Park Skip-the-line Ticket and Audioguide

The Neapolis Archaeological Park is a must-do for anyone interested in archeology and the classical world. Skip the lines with this entrance ticket and discover its many ancient wonders for yourself including the Greek theater, the Ear of Dionysius, and the Altar of Hieron II. Check out the Greek theater, one of the park's most famous attractions and a truly impressive example of classical civic architecture. Another one of the park's most iconic sites is the Ear of Dionysius, a man-made cave named by the painter Caravaggio. Continue on and discover the fascinating history of some of the park's other key sites. Visit the Roman amphitheater that dates back to the 3rd-4th century AD, the Cave of the Cordari, and the Altar of Hieron II which is dedicated to Zeus Eleutherios.

Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park Small Group Tour

Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park Small Group 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 Temenite 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: Neapolis Archaeological Park Official Guided Tour

Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park Official Guided Tour

During your time in Syracuse, be sure to pay a visit to the Neapolis Archaeological Park. Learn about the history on a guided tour as you explore the park's fascinating sites including the Greek theatre, the Altar of Hieron II, and the Ear of Dionysius. Set off on a guided tour and discover the Neapolis Archaeological Park. Admire the Greek theater, a truly striking example of classical civic architecture and discover the impressive Ear of Dionysius, a man-made cave named by the painter Caravaggio. As you wander around the park learn more about the Roman Amphitheater from the 3rd-4th century AD, the cave of the Cordari, and the Altar of Hieron II, a monument dedicated to Zeus Eleutherios. The Neapolis Archaeological Park is a must-do for anyone interested in archeology and the classical world.

From Catania: Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

From Catania: Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

Enjoy three beautiful places in Sicily with this full-day tour from Catania. Listen to historical facts and facinating anecdotes with your audio guide as you stop at the Neapolis Archaeological Park, Ortygia, and Noto.  Meet your driver in Duomo square in the center of Catania and sit back and relax in the comfortable van on the drive to the Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse. Purchase tickets to the park to admire the magnificent Greek theater, Roman Amphitheater, and stone quarries. Continue to the ancient fortified island of Ortygia. Spend some time wandering the streets to discover the mythical Fountain of Arethusa, Piazza Duomo, the fortress walls, and stunning Baroque churches and palaces. Finally, drive to the town of Noto where you can discover the Sicilian capital of Baroque architecture. Have some free time to see sights like the Fountain of Hercules, and noble palaces like Palazzo Astuto and Palazzo Trigona Cannicarao. Return to the meeting point in Catania.

Syracuse: Ortigia and Neapolis Guided Walking Tour

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.

Giro città Siracusa Hop On Hop Off

Giro città Siracusa Hop On Hop Off

Let yourself be fascinated by the culture and the architectural beauties of the Sicilian art cities such as Syracuse, where history melt with breath-taking landscapes. On board the multilingual commentary (6 languages) will tell you story and curiosity about the historic centre of Siracusa, continuing towards the Ortigia island, the heart of the city, a labyrinth of narrow streets and refined square. Daily validity of the ticket Duration of the tour: 45 minutes Vehicles approved for disabled with a wheelchair. 1* Departure at 09:00 a.m. from via Rodi, near Porto Grande. Raisted: frequency 20/30 minutes (It may change due to the road traffic)

From Catania: Neapolis of Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

From Catania: Neapolis of Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

Learn the ancient history of Sicily on a full-day sightseeing tour that takes you to the archaeological park of Neapolis where you can visit classical monuments of Greek and Roman Syracuse at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Catania, transfer to the ruins of Syracuse, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your walk, discover many old Roman streets, as well as monuments such as the Greek Theatre, whose cavea is one of the largest ever built by the ancient Greeks. Near the Greek Theatre, you will see the latomie, including the limestone cave known as the “Ear of Dyonisius,” as well as the Christian Church of San Nicolò ai Cordari. Admire the Amphitheatre of the Roman imperial age, and more. Then, continue to Ortygia Island to experience the historic heart of Syracuse. Located at the park’s eastern end, and separated by a narrow channel, Ortygia is filled with Greek temples, Christian churches, and Arabian streets. Visit the Arethusa fountain and Piazza del Duomo, where the baroque palaces, such as Beneventano del Bosco Palace and Senate Palace are among the most beautiful in Sicily. After lunch (own expense), go to the small town of Noto, noted for its unique style of Sicilian Baroque architecture, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Wander the open-air museum and beautiful Corso Vittorio Emanuele to admire the many palaces and churches that, grouped together, are known as the “Stone Garden.”

From Taormina: Siracusa & Noto Small-Group Tour

From Taormina: Siracusa & Noto Small-Group Tour

Start your day at 8:00 AM with a pickup from the pre-arranged meeting point in Taormina. Once you have enjoyed a pleasant meet-and-greet with your driver, head to Syracuse, taking in all the sights along the way.  Your first stop of the day will be the archaeological park of the Neapolis. Here, you'll be able to admire the site's Greek and Roman heritage by witnessing landmarks such as the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysius and the Latomie. Afterwards, you will move to the lovely Ortigia Island, the historical centre of Syracuse which is connected to the city by a short bridge. Here, you will walk through the alleys and the squares of the old town discovering its landmarks, starting from the ruins of the temple of Apollo, to the Cathedral and the Arethusa Fountain. During your visit of Ortigia, a light lunch with local products will be offered; alternatively, you could decide to have lunch on your own. The last stop of your day will be Noto, which is considered the capital of the Sicilian Baroque. You will have 1-hour to visit the historical centre of the city by yourself before enjoying your relaxing car ride back to Taormina by 6:30 - 7:30 PM.

Syracuse: Neapolis Park & San Giovanni Catacombs Guided Tour

Syracuse: Neapolis Park & San Giovanni Catacombs Guided Tour

Meet your guide at the ticket office of the Neapolis Archeological Park where you can pickup your ticket before joining the group for your tour. Step back in time as you find out how the city was originally founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC. Uncover how its ancient aura blends harmoniously with modernity, creating a unique atmosphere at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Dive into its 2,000-year history as you see the the Ear of Dionysus, a curiously named artificial cave. Venture to the Latomie del Paradiso, limestone quarries that where ancient mining took place. See a well-preserved Greek amphitheater that hosted plays by great Greek tragedians which dates back to the 5th century BC. Continue to the San Giovanni Catacombs where you admire the monumental beauty of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist before purchase a ticket to the catacombs. Head to the basement to where the Crypt of St. Marcianus and the 4th-century catacombs of St. John are located. View how the limestone walls form a sacred labyrinth, the central corridor of which is nearly 100 meters long. End your tour at the Catacombs with a deeper understanding of the city's rich history.

Syracuse: Neapolis and Greek Theater guided tour

Syracuse: Neapolis and Greek Theater guided tour

With our expert guide, you'll immerse yourself in the history and myths that surround Neapolis, the historic heart of Syracuse. Embark on an unforgettable adventure as history comes to life step by step. Explore the Latomie, ancient stone quarries transformed into natural gardens where titanic work and dark secrets once resounded. See the enchanting Ear of Dionysus, a legendary cave with mysterious acoustics, and discover the secrets of the tyrant Dionysus and his intrigues. Continue your journey through the centuries at the Greek Theater, where you can admire the Nymphaeum Fountain and enjoy a breathtaking view encompassing the Grand Harbor. The Altar of Hieron II awaits you as a majestic testimony to Syracuse's glorious past. Finally, soak up the atmosphere of the Roman Amphitheater, where our guide will reveal the secrets of the gladiatorial games and the nuances of Syracuse under Roman rule. Prepare to be captured by the magic of Syracuse, where every stone tells a story and every corner hides a secret. Discover Syracuse with us and be enchanted by its timeless charm!

Neapolis Archaeological Park of Syracuse: Our most recommended tours and activities

Syracuse: Neapolis Park Skip-the-line Ticket and Audioguide

Syracuse: Neapolis Park Skip-the-line Ticket and Audioguide

The Neapolis Archaeological Park is a must-do for anyone interested in archeology and the classical world. Skip the lines with this entrance ticket and discover its many ancient wonders for yourself including the Greek theater, the Ear of Dionysius, and the Altar of Hieron II. Check out the Greek theater, one of the park's most famous attractions and a truly impressive example of classical civic architecture. Another one of the park's most iconic sites is the Ear of Dionysius, a man-made cave named by the painter Caravaggio. Continue on and discover the fascinating history of some of the park's other key sites. Visit the Roman amphitheater that dates back to the 3rd-4th century AD, the Cave of the Cordari, and the Altar of Hieron II which is dedicated to Zeus Eleutherios.

Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park Small Group Tour

Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park Small Group 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 Temenite 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: Neapolis Archaeological Park Official Guided Tour

Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park Official Guided Tour

During your time in Syracuse, be sure to pay a visit to the Neapolis Archaeological Park. Learn about the history on a guided tour as you explore the park's fascinating sites including the Greek theatre, the Altar of Hieron II, and the Ear of Dionysius. Set off on a guided tour and discover the Neapolis Archaeological Park. Admire the Greek theater, a truly striking example of classical civic architecture and discover the impressive Ear of Dionysius, a man-made cave named by the painter Caravaggio. As you wander around the park learn more about the Roman Amphitheater from the 3rd-4th century AD, the cave of the Cordari, and the Altar of Hieron II, a monument dedicated to Zeus Eleutherios. The Neapolis Archaeological Park is a must-do for anyone interested in archeology and the classical world.

From Catania: Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

From Catania: Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

Enjoy three beautiful places in Sicily with this full-day tour from Catania. Listen to historical facts and facinating anecdotes with your audio guide as you stop at the Neapolis Archaeological Park, Ortygia, and Noto.  Meet your driver in Duomo square in the center of Catania and sit back and relax in the comfortable van on the drive to the Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse. Purchase tickets to the park to admire the magnificent Greek theater, Roman Amphitheater, and stone quarries. Continue to the ancient fortified island of Ortygia. Spend some time wandering the streets to discover the mythical Fountain of Arethusa, Piazza Duomo, the fortress walls, and stunning Baroque churches and palaces. Finally, drive to the town of Noto where you can discover the Sicilian capital of Baroque architecture. Have some free time to see sights like the Fountain of Hercules, and noble palaces like Palazzo Astuto and Palazzo Trigona Cannicarao. Return to the meeting point in Catania.

Syracuse: Ortigia and Neapolis Guided Walking Tour

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.

Giro città Siracusa Hop On Hop Off

Giro città Siracusa Hop On Hop Off

Let yourself be fascinated by the culture and the architectural beauties of the Sicilian art cities such as Syracuse, where history melt with breath-taking landscapes. On board the multilingual commentary (6 languages) will tell you story and curiosity about the historic centre of Siracusa, continuing towards the Ortigia island, the heart of the city, a labyrinth of narrow streets and refined square. Daily validity of the ticket Duration of the tour: 45 minutes Vehicles approved for disabled with a wheelchair. 1* Departure at 09:00 a.m. from via Rodi, near Porto Grande. Raisted: frequency 20/30 minutes (It may change due to the road traffic)

From Catania: Neapolis of Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

From Catania: Neapolis of Syracuse, Ortygia, and Noto Tour

Learn the ancient history of Sicily on a full-day sightseeing tour that takes you to the archaeological park of Neapolis where you can visit classical monuments of Greek and Roman Syracuse at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Following a pick-up from your accommodation in Catania, transfer to the ruins of Syracuse, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your walk, discover many old Roman streets, as well as monuments such as the Greek Theatre, whose cavea is one of the largest ever built by the ancient Greeks. Near the Greek Theatre, you will see the latomie, including the limestone cave known as the “Ear of Dyonisius,” as well as the Christian Church of San Nicolò ai Cordari. Admire the Amphitheatre of the Roman imperial age, and more. Then, continue to Ortygia Island to experience the historic heart of Syracuse. Located at the park’s eastern end, and separated by a narrow channel, Ortygia is filled with Greek temples, Christian churches, and Arabian streets. Visit the Arethusa fountain and Piazza del Duomo, where the baroque palaces, such as Beneventano del Bosco Palace and Senate Palace are among the most beautiful in Sicily. After lunch (own expense), go to the small town of Noto, noted for its unique style of Sicilian Baroque architecture, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Wander the open-air museum and beautiful Corso Vittorio Emanuele to admire the many palaces and churches that, grouped together, are known as the “Stone Garden.”

From Taormina: Siracusa & Noto Small-Group Tour

From Taormina: Siracusa & Noto Small-Group Tour

Start your day at 8:00 AM with a pickup from the pre-arranged meeting point in Taormina. Once you have enjoyed a pleasant meet-and-greet with your driver, head to Syracuse, taking in all the sights along the way.  Your first stop of the day will be the archaeological park of the Neapolis. Here, you'll be able to admire the site's Greek and Roman heritage by witnessing landmarks such as the Greek Theatre, the Ear of Dionysius and the Latomie. Afterwards, you will move to the lovely Ortigia Island, the historical centre of Syracuse which is connected to the city by a short bridge. Here, you will walk through the alleys and the squares of the old town discovering its landmarks, starting from the ruins of the temple of Apollo, to the Cathedral and the Arethusa Fountain. During your visit of Ortigia, a light lunch with local products will be offered; alternatively, you could decide to have lunch on your own. The last stop of your day will be Noto, which is considered the capital of the Sicilian Baroque. You will have 1-hour to visit the historical centre of the city by yourself before enjoying your relaxing car ride back to Taormina by 6:30 - 7:30 PM.

Syracuse: Neapolis Park & San Giovanni Catacombs Guided Tour

Syracuse: Neapolis Park & San Giovanni Catacombs Guided Tour

Meet your guide at the ticket office of the Neapolis Archeological Park where you can pickup your ticket before joining the group for your tour. Step back in time as you find out how the city was originally founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC. Uncover how its ancient aura blends harmoniously with modernity, creating a unique atmosphere at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Dive into its 2,000-year history as you see the the Ear of Dionysus, a curiously named artificial cave. Venture to the Latomie del Paradiso, limestone quarries that where ancient mining took place. See a well-preserved Greek amphitheater that hosted plays by great Greek tragedians which dates back to the 5th century BC. Continue to the San Giovanni Catacombs where you admire the monumental beauty of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist before purchase a ticket to the catacombs. Head to the basement to where the Crypt of St. Marcianus and the 4th-century catacombs of St. John are located. View how the limestone walls form a sacred labyrinth, the central corridor of which is nearly 100 meters long. End your tour at the Catacombs with a deeper understanding of the city's rich history.

Syracuse: Neapolis and Greek Theater guided tour

Syracuse: Neapolis and Greek Theater guided tour

With our expert guide, you'll immerse yourself in the history and myths that surround Neapolis, the historic heart of Syracuse. Embark on an unforgettable adventure as history comes to life step by step. Explore the Latomie, ancient stone quarries transformed into natural gardens where titanic work and dark secrets once resounded. See the enchanting Ear of Dionysus, a legendary cave with mysterious acoustics, and discover the secrets of the tyrant Dionysus and his intrigues. Continue your journey through the centuries at the Greek Theater, where you can admire the Nymphaeum Fountain and enjoy a breathtaking view encompassing the Grand Harbor. The Altar of Hieron II awaits you as a majestic testimony to Syracuse's glorious past. Finally, soak up the atmosphere of the Roman Amphitheater, where our guide will reveal the secrets of the gladiatorial games and the nuances of Syracuse under Roman rule. Prepare to be captured by the magic of Syracuse, where every stone tells a story and every corner hides a secret. Discover Syracuse with us and be enchanted by its timeless charm!

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4.6
(328 reviews)

A lovely trip seeing all the sights and tried some lovely local cuisine. Especially liked Noto with its old worldly charm. Special mention to Alfio our driver who was kind and courteous.

Fascinating immersion into the ancient world of the Greek and Roman civilisations here. The modern sculptures added faces, literally to the world of the past.

Our tour guide Pietro was incredible. Extremely knowledgeable. The whole experience will be remembered. This tour is a must. We loved it every minute of it.

Eva was amazing! She was very knowledgable and answered all our questions. It was a great 2 hours, definitely recommend.

Excellent explanation with interesting details of the history of the site