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Fun visit of ruins

Nice quiet archeological site with less of the crowds and some fun exploring to be had as some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Speecha65
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Melbourne, Australia
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Fascinating Site

We visited in June 2018 and there was only one other couple at the site. It felt very peaceful and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
richard c
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Mold, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice quiet archeological site with less of the crowds and some fun exploring to be had as some areas are a little overgrown. The hypogea/ burial sites are accessible and kids get a thrill in the dark caves. I like the freedom you get here...More

Thank Speecha65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in June 2018 and there was only one other couple at the site. It felt very peaceful and quite atmospheric. The ruins themselves are quite overgrown, but the wildflowers and butterflies were beautiful in themselves. The ticket attendant gave us a photocopied flier...More

Thank richard c
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The ruins in Palazzolo Acreidi were fun to explore. My husband and I also visited the ruins in Siracusa but we enjoyed exploring these ruins more. This town and the ruins are off the beaten path, so there are few tourists. We walked around for...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We visited as a convenient place to park to visit the main Baroque town. I was very glad we visited- it's small but well preserved, and quite cheap to enter (€3 each I think). Great views across to town and the surrounding countryside. No interpretation...More

Thank CharoftheShire
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Scenic secondary roads can make this part of a day trip from Syracuse. The site is small, but it has some interesting features: the theater was being set up for events when we were there; its seating is is fairly good condition. Small, intricate necropolises...More

Thank rondi3
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is not one of the better known sites on Sicily, but has some features of interest nonetheless. The remains of the bouleterion are probably the smallest I've seen, and the theatre is not in great shape. It is used for concerts in the summer...More

2  Thank Rod F
Reviewed 10 April 2017

OK, no Greek Temple, but just about everything else - albeit most flattened by time. Roads, quarry, ossuary chambers, intimate theater, interesting votive & great view ............ worth a rambling visit and a great lunch spot. Best, of course, would be to time a visit...More

1  Thank Rick O
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Small site but has a wonderful theater which is well preserved and stone quarry with graves. There are remains of a roman road which can easily be seen

Thank PGIT
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Akrai feels like a real, living archeological site, with working archeologists very much in eveidence. A good mix of artefacts - an amphitheatre, catacombs, rock carvings - to fire your interest and imagination. The drawback? - actually finding the place. As so often in Sicily,...More

Thank malvern09
Reviewed 15 September 2016

An amazing place, full of history, miths, memories. Visiting it is a life experience that remains indelible. It is possible to see or feel in the air, the voice of the great playwrights and Latino actors ... the flavor of a distant time.

Thank unipegaso
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