Greek Theatre of Taormina

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Via del Teatro Greco, 1

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Entertainment and Nightlife, Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.3

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  • 4.0Value
  • 2.5Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

History buffs will want to visit this ancient Greek theater, overlooking the Ionian Sea. Built in the third century B.C., the theater could hold thousands of people attending ancient Greek performances and later gladiatorial games. The structure is built out of rock and is designed so attendees could hear well from any part of the theater. Today, it hosts modern concerts and events.

Past visitors said this is a must-see attraction and that the views of the coast and Mount Etna are incredible. They recommended visiting in the morning to avoid crowds.

The theater is located on Sicily's northeastern coast. Tickets cost 10 euros (or about $11) to visit the site, which is open varying hours depending on the time of year, but typically from 9 a.m. to 4 or 6:30 p.m. daily. For more information, visit the official website.

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There are many lovely islands off the coast of Sicily, and the hardest part may be choosing which ones to see. A popular choice is the Aeolian Islands, located near Messina and composed of seven main islands, which were created by active volcanoes. There you will find incredible sites like a Greek acropolis, a Norman cathedral, beautiful beaches, volcanic vents and even lava running into the sea.

Past visitors recommended visiting Stromboli volcano (seeing it at night when erupting is extra spectacular), the Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano on Lipari, the Scalata al Cratere on Isola Vulcano and Chiesa Vecchia di Quattropani on Lipari, as well.

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