Ancient Theatre of Taormina

Via Teatro Greco 1, Taormina

4.5

Greek Theatre is the most historic attraction in Taormina.The ancient theatre was built in 3rd century before Christ. It has a diameter of 120 metres and with its huge size it is the 2nd largest amphitheater in Sicily. The greater part of the original seats have disappeared, but the wall which surrounded the whole cavea is preserved. The theater was frequently used for operatic and theatrical performances and for concerts.
Greek Theatre consists of several parts, most of which is not preserved; the scene, the orchestra, the portici, the cavea and the access stairs.
The structure has a great natural setting and provides beautiful surrounding and views.
 

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Open Hours:

  • Mon

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 19:00

  • Sun

    09:00 - 19:00

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Reviews

  • Hiliana Fienieg

    4
    - 18 August 2018 -

    We went to Taormina with the firm conviction to spend the least time possible, because of it's touristy nature (fame rather). Not sure whether we ought to thank the late summer season, but it was actually much better (in terms of number of people and temperature) than anticipated. Regardless, we knew the Taormina Ancient Theatre was a must-see. And so we headed to the location. What a breathtaking view of the city, the coast, the ocean/sea, and history. It was a short but very stimulating visit. Absolutely love how the old/,original character has been brought back. Definitely a top choice when visiting Taormina (and Sicily).

  • Jenna Lofthouse

    5
    - 15 August 2018 -

    Fantastic place!! Awesome view. For all those people who have 'seen better' get a grip!! Learn about the culture and ways of the country. The views are stunning, it's wonderful. Definitely worth a visit, even if yiu have to pay 10 euros and, by the way, children under 18 go free!!

  • Ernesto Cervantes

    3
    - 11 August 2018 -

    This place is extraordinary! The city should care more for it and procure better maintenance. There are a number of concerts held here and would be spectacular to be in one of them. It's story, why it was built, how it managed to survive time and changes, along with the views from here just makes it a must visit while in Taormina. You can enjoy a drink afterwards in the hotel next to the entrance.

  • Destrez Damien

    5
    - 06 August 2018 -

    Amazing place, the remaining of the building is really impressive, they still use the theatre an it's acoustic for concerts and live performance. It's very clean and the view is so beautiful. There is also a reconstruction in 3D on screen which explains how it was, really well done. Compared to the Syracuse theatre which is completely destroyed, Taormina one is much more interesting.

  • Adrian Lunsong

    5
    - 31 July 2018 -

    One of the nicer outdoor ancient theatres that I've seen on the East side of Sicily. Located quite high up, it's got amazing views of the surrounding areas and just amazing for capturing landscape shots. The site is well maintained and clean. The queue to get in though was pretty slow, with only one counter to process the tickets and a second if you're wanting to hire and audio guide.

  • Jamil Malek

    4
    - 05 July 2018 -

    What a great place to see a concert. It was Noel Galaghers High Flying Birds. And the backdrop of Mount Etna added to the whole visceral ambience. The lighting accentuated the structure. I've visited during the day as well. Worth a visit for sure.

  • Adrian Forber

    5
    - 29 June 2018 -

    Wow...an incredibly well preserved building, kitted out for current use as a performance venue. The acoustics are wonderful. You can picture the scene all those thousands of years ago of greek theatre. Get there early to beat the hoards of cruise-ship passengers on day trip excursions. A "must-see"

  • Sak Sar

    4
    - 18 June 2018 -

    Worth the €10 per person. We were lucky to visit when it was relatively quiet. I can imagine it gets busy during peak season. It’s interesting to see the theatre and the views are fantastic. The digital reconstruction downstairs on the right of the stage are quite fun to watch.

  • Tomi Mustonen

    4
    - 14 June 2018 -

    Definitely a ”must see” place if you are visiting nearby. This historic theatre is very impressive in every way. Ticket prices are a little bit pricey but afterall it’s worth of it. They even had a great demonstration video how this magnificent place looked originally. The best views to the area and sea opens from here. The landscape is just awesome. It would be nice add to have a restaurant or cafe alongside this remarkable ancient theatre with this splendid scenery.

  • Charlie S

    4
    - 27 May 2018 -

    Historical remains in a stunning location. Its the setting which mates this an ideal spot to sit and take in the beauty of the Sicilian coastline. The ruined themselves really need the audio tour to bring them to life but there's an additional €10 charge for that. Worth a visit if you are staying in the town but I would go out of your way to see this one.

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