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Address: Colle dell'Acromonte - Palazzolo Acreide, Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily, Italy
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OK, no Greek Temple, but just about everything else - albeit most flattened by time. Roads, quarry, ossuary chambers, intimate theater, interesting votive & great view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick O
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 with a Greek Play performance ticket in hand. Situated on a sprawling mostly barren hilltop,... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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216 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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

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London,UK
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209 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
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, the road signs are appalling. A sign will point you in one direction, but then... More 

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milano
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Keep heading upwards and you will end up at the Greek Theatre and other ruins. Go through the gates and park by the entrance shed. Pay 2 Euros and collect your crumpled information sheet (which is quite hard to understand). Take the top path and find yourself a spot on the rocks to enjoy your Sicilian picnic and the most... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

There are two separate areas of Akrai: the archeological park and the area of i Santoni statues. We came specifically to see i Santoni....not an easy do. It required quite a few calls by a few people before we could find out how we could visit this area. We hired a guide for the archeological area so this made things... More 

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Diekirch, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The area, which could be wonderful is totally left abandoned, except the presence of a lady at the ticket office. The visit path has disappeared, the wooden fences in a very bad shape. The grottoes cannot be seen. A notice in German language (English was no more available: Maybe the last English speaking visitor didn't bring back the notice. The... More 

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mellieha malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Such a beautiful place to visit - out in the open countryside with magnificent views all the way to Etna. This Hellenistic archeological site sports some amazing remains among which the temple of Athena, the Intagliata and Intagliatella (quarries) plus low bas reliefs of a sacrifice taking place in the presence of a Roman official, catacombs, - some statues called... More 

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Havre, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

It's essential to know about Akrai before you go or you might miss some of the best parts. A woman at the ticket office gave me a brochure in English, with instructions to return it. It was limited in its helpfulness. After seeing the ancient theater, I wasn't sure which way to go, so I wandered around on the various... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This is a gem of a small site. You get two different experiences. Firstly there are the remains of a Greek city - the highlight being the beautiful small theatre. Secondly the quarries have been reused as catacombs - look out for a splendid carved relief in front of one of the tombs (more or less opposite the entrance to... More 

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