Neapolis Archaeological Park Tours

2 Reviews
Neapolis Archaeological Park
The Neapolis Archaeological Park is home to many of Syracuse’s most important Greek and Roman ruins, including the Greek Theater dating from the fifth century BC, a third-century-BC sacrificial altar, second-century Roman amphitheater, and a limestone quarry that provided stone for the ancient city.
 
The Basics
A must for archaeology buffs, the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside the city of Syracuse, and visitors can tour its Teatro Greco that once held 16,000 spectators for the staging of the final tragedies of Aeschylus; Teatro Romano that hosted gladiatorial combats and horse races; monolithic Ara di Gerone II altar dedicated to Heron II, where 450 oxen could be sacrificed at one time; and the sprawling Latomia del Paradiso quarry complex.
 
Because its size and history spanning centuries, it's best to explore the Neapolis Archaeological Park with a guide. Join a walking tour of the archaeological park from Syracuse, or from the Sicilian cities of Taormina or Catania. You can also combine a visit to the park with day trips to the nearby towns of Ortigia and Noto.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tours of the Neapolis Archaeological Park require walking over uneven terrain, so wear sturdy shoes' a hat and sunscreen are also useful.
  • Because of the rough terrain, the park is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • In late spring, the Greek Theater begins its annual season of classical theater performances.
  • A tour of the park is particularly interesting for fans of archaeology.
 
How to Get There
The Neapolis Archaeological Park is located just outside Syracuse, an easy walk from the historic center or the train station.
 
When to Get There
The open-air park can get uncomfortably hot under the Sicilian sun in the summer, so plan to visit first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon. The Teatro Greco is often used during the summer months for classical plays; the park closes earlier than usual on performance days.
 
Natural Acoustics
Part of the park’s ancient limestone quarry, the Ear of Dionysius cave boasts acoustics so precise that it is said that the tyrant Dionysius kept his enemies imprisoned inside so he could more easily eavesdrop on them.
Address: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Province of Syracuse, Italy
Admission: Varies
Read More

29 Tours & Activities to Experience

Category
Select Dates
Filter




Clear Filters
Clear Filters
Sort by:Default

Syracuse Ortigia and Noto Day Trip from Catania

Delve into ancient Roman and Greek history with a visit to both Neapolis Archaeological Park and Ortygia Island in Sicily's Syracuse. Neapolis is home to some of Syracuse's most notable ruins, including a massive Greek amphitheater that is still used for performances during summer months. Marvel at age-old quarries and a Roman amphitheater where gladiators fought each other to the death. Afterward, head over to Ortygia Island―a small island that serves as Syracuse's historic center―and nearby Noto, a stunning town filled with exquisite, photo-worthy Baroque architecture.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
From  
US$99.77
From  
US$99.77
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto tour from Taormina and nearby area

Knowledgeable and passionate multilingual driver/tour leaderHotel pickup and drop-off in Taormina and nearby areaFree Snack with typical Sicilian street food, water, and Etna wineSmall group maximum 8 peopleInformative brochure and maps for the archeological areas
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
From  
US$128.12
From  
US$128.12
See Details

Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina

Explore the southeastern coast of Sicily on a day trip to Syracuse from Taormina. Led by a local guide, see the impressive collection of ancient Roman and Greek ruins, soak up scenic views of the water and learn the rich history behind the city from your guide. Visit the archaeological site of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis (own expense) and spend the afternoon discovering Ortygia, Syracuse’s island neighborhood.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
From  
US$51.02
From  
US$51.02
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

SIRACUSA - ORTIGIA & NOTO TOUR

Pick-up from accomodation and transfer to Syracuse where you will visit the wonderful Neapolis Archaeological Park for a walk immersed in the history of the great Greek civilization. Afterwords, visit of Ortigia (Syracuse's island) and its historical center, where you can wander around the local market, see and buy local products and souvenirs before sitting in a typical characteristic delicatessen shop (BURGIO) where you can taste typical homemade products like delicious selection of cold cuts and cheese, olives, dried tomatoes, aubergines, mushrooms etc...everything served with hot bread to emphasize the special taste of fresh products. Head out to Noto, one of the most important baroque centers in Sicily, where you will admire the most important baroque buildings in Sicily and taste one of our delicious desserts, like cannolo, cassata, granita etc...
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
From  
US$53.29
From  
US$53.29
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

TOUR JOLLY - The Classic Tour of Sicily 6Nights-7Days from Catania

HIGHLIGHTS OF JOLLY TOUR: • Very charming hotels located in the historical centres of the main sicilian towns or in the most famouse touristic resorts • Visit of the main sicilian monuments including 4 UNESCO SITES (Siracusa, Noto, Valley of Temples, Mt. Etna) • Selected typical restaurants / farmhouses and especially chosen menus to have a taste of the Sicilian and Italian cuisine • guided visits according to the program • Tasting of local typical products in Selinunte + Honey on Mount Etna + Chocolate in Modica Visit of a winery and wine tasting in Marsala, Visit of a farmhouses and oil tasting in Selinunte • Qualified multilingual tour escort and Local Guides
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
From  
US$1,020.40
From  
US$1,020.40
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Private Tour of Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto from Catania or Taormina

It's time for you to discover the UNESCO Heritage of Syracuse, the island of Ortigia and the Baroque city of Noto as a local! This is a very enjoyable private tour, during which you will have maximum flexibility. Your private driver will be keen to satisfy your every need. The driver, due to Italian law, cannot accompany you to the monuments, but he will give you directions and basic info about the places.The car is for your exclusive use: you will not share the vehicle with other people.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
From  
US$191.61
From  
US$191.61
See Details

Archaeological Syracuse: Neapolis Park Walking Tour

Get up close and personal with some of Sicily’s best-preserved ancient ruins—and learn all about Syracuse and its history from your guide—when you embark on this private walking tour of the Neapolis Archaeological Park (entrance own expense). Choose from morning or afternoon departure times, and enjoy several hours to explore. You’ll see the ruins of the Greek Theatre, the Altar of Hieron, the Ear of Dionysus cave, and more.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
From  
US$27.21
From  
US$27.21
See Details

Syracuse's Archaeological Park Private Walking Tour

Take a private walking tour of the ancient Neapolis Archaeological Park of Syracuse, UNESCO world heritage, and one of the most important archaeological parks of Italy. During this 2 hour private walking tour with a local knowledgeable guide, you will discover the most important ancient Greek and Roman monuments - the Greek Theater, the biggest Greek theater in Sicily, the legendary "Ear of Dionysius", famous for its unique acoustics, the altar of Hiero, and the ancient Greek quarries "Latomie", the Roman amphitheater. Private tour guarantees friendly and relaxed atmosphere and personal attention from your guide. Up to 10 travelers can be accommodated per booking.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
From  
US$44.22
From  
US$44.22
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

TOUR JOLLY - The Classic Tour of Sicily 7Nights-8Days from Palermo

Travel across Sicily with a seven-night tour from Palermo. Visit several charming towns including Siracusa and Noto and explore historic landmarks such as the Valley of the Temples. Discover the natural beauty of Mt. Etna and learn about winemaking at a vineyard in Marsala. Taste local flavors from honey to chocolate.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
From  
US$1,156.45
From  
US$1,156.45
See Details

Explore Syracuse and its Archaeological Park from Taormina

Explore the historic seafront city of Syracuse with this full-day tour from Taormina. Learn about the town’s ancient Greek roots at its archaeological park, complete with an intact amphitheater. Discover the old town of Ortigia with a guided tour and then wander through its charming streets at your own pace with free time.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
From  
US$54.42
From  
US$54.42
See Details

Syracuse private shore excursion: Archaeological park and Ortigia

When your cruise ship reaches dock in Syracuse, explore the ancient ruins of the Ionian coast on this private shore excursion. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the Neapolis archaeological park, and stroll among the ruins and relics with your private guide. Gain insight into region’s Greek and Roman history through its ancient architecture, and enjoy a guided walking tour through Ortygia— Syracuse’s beautiful Old Town.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
From  
US$354.87
From  
US$354.87
See Details

South of Sicily Tour from Catania for 8 days

From baroque villages to volcanic landscapes to UNESCO-listed ruins and sublime coastlines, southern Sicily has a lot to offer—it’s nearly impossible to experience it all in one trip. This 8-day guided tour gets as close as possible, taking you from Mount Etna to Ortygia and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Plus, all accommodation and transportation are included so you can focus on exploring the crossroads of the Mediterranean.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
From  
US$1,641.71
From  
US$1,641.71
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Syracuse, Ortygia and Noto, Private Tour from Catania

Knowledgeable and passionate multilingual driver/tour leaderHotel pickup and drop-off in Catania and nearby areaFree Snack with typical Sicilian street food, water, and Etna wineSmall group maximum 8 peopleInformative brochure and maps for the archeological areas
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
From  
US$453.51
From  
US$453.51
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

SICILIAN CAROUSEL TOUR - Tour of Sicily 7Nights-8Days from Catania-Taormina

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR: • EXCLUSIVELY IN ENGLISH • VERY CHARMING HOTELS LOCATED IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRES OF THE MAIN SICILIAN TOWNS • VISIT OF THE MAIN SICILIAN MONUMENTS INCLUDING 5 UNESCO SITES (Ragusa, Siracusa, Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Caltagirone, Mt. Etna) • SPECIAL MENUS IN LOCAL RESTAURANTS ESPECIALLY SELECTED TO HAVE A TASTE OF THE SICILIAN CUISINE • MINERAL WATER INCLUDED IN ALL MEALS • TASTING OF SICILIAN TYPICAL PRODUCTS IN RAGUSA
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
From  
US$1,281.17
From  
US$1,281.17
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Sicily travel guide

Discover the treasures of Syracuse, Ortigia with this fantastic 1-day tour with an expert guide. Explore the UNESCO site in Syracuse with its archaeological site, admire a magical source in Ortigia and be enchanted by the spectacular baroque architecture of the historic center
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
From  
US$136.05
From  
US$136.05
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Syracuse & Noto (departure from Catania area)

Syracuse, the place of Greek memory par excellence: the Neapolis Archaeological Park, the Greek Theater, the Dionysus Ear, the Altar of Ierone II and the Roman Amphitheater. Continue for Ortigia, the historic center as well as a treasure chest guarding an invaluable heritage of art masterpieces: the Temple of Apollo, Piazza Duomo and the legendary Fountain of Aretusa. Ortigia has been a heritage of humanity since 2005.Continuation for Noto, a city of art rich in charm that has earned the title of “Stone Garden” as well as the Sicilian Baroque capital. In 2002 it was named UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with all Baroque cities of the Noto Valley.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
From  
US$68.03
From  
US$68.03
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

2 Days Private Excursions with Local Guide - starting from Taormina

ETNA, SYRACUSE, ORTIGIA, CASTELMOLA. Exclusive Private Excursions (customizable) from Taormina with a licensed Guide and Top Class Transportation. Sicily is full of archaeological wonders, splendid Baroque towns and ancient traditions. Its variety of excellent wines, ancient cellars and vineyards, Sicilian olive oil in addition to typical dishes and traditional foods makes this destination a special place. The central position of the island in the Mediterranean has for centuries made it the ideal place for the integration of Mediterranean culture. For up to 6 travelers
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
From  
US$399.09
From  
US$399.09
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

MINI SICILIAN CAROUSEL TOUR - Tour of Sicily 4Nights-5Days from Catania

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR: • EXCLUSIVELY IN ENGLISH • VERY CHARMING HOTELS LOCATED IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRES OF THE MAIN SICILIAN TOWNS • VISIT OF THE MAIN SICILIAN MONUMENTS INCLUDING 5 UNESCO SITES (Ragusa, Siracusa, Valley of Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Caltagirone) • SPECIAL MENUS IN LOCAL RESTAURANTS ESPECIALLY SELECTED TO HAVE A TASTE OF THE SICILIAN CUISINE • MINERAL WATER INCLUDED IN ALL MEALS • TASTING OF SICILIAN TYPICAL PRODUCTS IN RAGUSA
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
From  
US$816.32
From  
US$816.32
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park - expert guided tour with guide

The archaeological park of Syracuse is truly unique in the world, in an area totally surrounded by greenery you can enjoy the beauties that the powerful of the past have left us.Our tour will involve you with the beauty of one of the ancient neighborhoods of Syracuse, the Neapolis, showing you how man and nature have forged this place by giving us a jewel famous all over the world.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
From  
US$147.39
From  
US$147.39
See Details

North of Sicily Tour from Catania - 8 days

On this eight-day tour, you’ll see many of Sicily’s key sights—all without having to worry about organizing the logistics of a big trip yourself. Explore Catania, climb the slopes of Mt. Etna, see ancient ruins in Syracuse, visit scenic Cefalù, discover baroque Noto, and soak up the atmosphere in Palermo, among other destinations. Comfortable hotel accommodation, coach transfers, select meals and admission fees, and guided explorations are all included.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
From  
US$1,641.71
From  
US$1,641.71
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

BEST OF SICILY & MALTA TOUR - 11Nights-12Days

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR: • 11 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels • 11 breakfast (B), 3 lunches (L), 11 dinners (D) • Welcome drink in Catania and aperitif in Ragusa • Coach transportation • English-speaking tour escort • Local guides where necessary • Flight from Catania to Valletta • Return airport transfers in Malta • Regular sightseeing with multilingual local guides in Malta (days 9–11) – English Guaranteed • Porterage at hotels in Sicily
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Duration: 12 days
From  
US$2,188.19
From  
US$2,188.19
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

MINI TOUR COLORES DE SICILIA - desde Catania - 4n-5d - Salidas garantizadas

LOS PUNTOS MÁS INTERESANTES:Novedad 2019: circuito en PENSION COMPLETA • Hoteles de 4 estrellas seleccionados en las principales ciudades de la isla. • Selección de menus estudiados para gustar la gastronomia tipica italiana y siciliana • Agua mineral incluidas en las comidas (½ litro por persona) • Visita de lugares UNESCO: Siracusa, Noro, Cefalù, Palermo y Monreale • Autobuses de ultima generaciòn y maxima comodidad. • Guias de habla Hispana de la maxima profesionalidad • Equipo de RETEVACANZE siempre a disposicion en helpline
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
From  
US$634.92
From  
US$634.92
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

Ausflug nach Syrakus

Nach dem Besuch des griechischen Theaters genießen wir ein Mittagessen mit lokalen Produkten und besuchen den typischen Markt, auf dem Gewürze, getrocknetes und frisches Obst, Tomaten, Kirschen, Gemüse, Käse und Fisch, Mandel-Süßigkeiten und Schokolade aus Modica angeboten werden. Ortygia, das historische Zentrum von Syrakus, das mit seinem einzigartigen Charme seit 2005 zum UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe gehört. Sie sehen die Überreste des antiken griechischen Tempels, die Festung Castle Maniace, die barocken Kirchen, noble Paläste und die fantastische Kathedrale mit Blick auf den Hauptplatz. Während eines langen Spaziergangs durch die Gassen von Ortygia bewundern wir das berühmte Gemälde "Begräbnis der Heiligen Lucia" von Caravaggio, Das dem Schutzpatron der Stadt gewidmet ist, und wir halten an einem Unternehmen, das mit Papyrus arbeitet, dessen Existenz in dieser Gegend Siziliens bis auf die Zeit der Griechen zurückgeht.
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
From  
US$65.76
From  
US$65.76
See Details

NEW TO VIATOR

5-7 Days Private Tour around Sicily with Local Guide - from Taormina or Catania

TAORMINA - ETNA - SYRACUSE - ORTIGIA - PIAZZA ARMERINA - AGRIGENTO - SELINUNTE - PALERMO - ERICE - SEGESTA. Flexible Itineraries (please inquire). Exclusive Tour led by a Local Guide with private transportation by Top Class Mercedes Vehicle. Wine Tasting at a Winery. Visit of an Organic Olive Farm. Guided tours inside archeological areas and towns. Plus Optional Tours to extend the tour up to 7 days.Visiting Sicily is exciting and enriches the soul. Its traditions and customs, its rarities and uses, and the places of its myths never fail to fascinate and enrapture each and every traveler. The central position of the island in the Mediterranean has for centuries made it the ideal place for the integration of Mediterranean culture.
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Duration: 5 days
From  
US$198.41
From  
US$198.41
See Details


Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785