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Archaeological Syracuse: Neapolis Park private tour

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An exclusive tour of Neapolis Archaeological Park with a private guide to discover the ancient Greek Syracuse. A dedicated guide service ensures a personalized experience tailored to your preferences

Highlights

  • Marvel at the views of the town's bay from the theater
  • Enter the legendary Ear of Dionysius
  • Discover the golden age of the greek Syracuse and its monuments
  • Have a tailored experience with a private, qualified guide

Description

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. Join us for an exclusive and personalized exploration of Neapolis Archaeological Park in Syracuse, led by your certified private guide. Uncover the rich tapestry of ancient Greek and Roman history as you traverse through this archaeological gem. ---- This exclusive walking tour with a private certified guide begins at the Neapolis archaeological park's main entrance gate, During the tour you will dive deep into the fascinating history and archaeological significance of the ancient Syracuse, visititig some iconic landmarks of this Unesco world heritage town. Choosing this private service you will have a knowledgeable guide for your family or group and the tour will be tailored according to your preferences and interests. During the walk you will visit the ancient stone quarry known as 'Latomia del Paradiso' a place of surreal beauty with unique flora in the heart of the town. Inside you will see some grottos: the Ear of Dionysius, renowned for its unique shape and captivating echoes but also the Ropemakers and Saltpeter Grotto where skilled artisans once crafted essential materials for ancient life. The ancient Greek Theater, dating back to the 5th-3rd century B.C. is a highlight. Marvel at this monument carved into the rock of Temenite Hill, and envision the grand performances that once graced its stage. Please note: the Greek theater is used also nowadays for classical plays and concerts and during spring and sometimes summer months it is covered for the performances. On the hill you will have a great view of the bay of Syracuse but aldo of the Nympheum, an enchanting sanctuary dedicated to the ancient water nymphs, offering a serene interlude in the heart of Neapolis. The itineary continues with the solemn Altar of Hieron, a testament to the religious and ceremonial practices of ancient civilizations. Last part of the tour is the visit of the Roman Amphitheater where the echoes of ancient gldiators still linger in the air. During the tourist season, additional areas of the park may be temporarily open to visitors (e.g the Santa Venera stone quarry) and you can add the itinerary upon request to your guide having an extended exploration, great for those seeking an even more comprehensive experience. Immerse yourself in the allure of Neapolis Archaeological Park and let the stories of the past come to life in this unique private walking tour.

Includes

Walking tour Licensed guide Entry tickets (only if option selected)

Important Information

  • The entrance fee to the park is not included (unless you have booked the option tour + tickets). Visitors up to 17 years have free entrance to the park but free entrance is available only at the ticket office. In this case please do not use the 'ticket included' option and purchase the entrance tickets on location bringing ad id card or passport for registration.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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