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Taormina Greek Theatre (Teatro Greco) Tours

Taormina Greek Theatre (Teatro Greco)
One of Taormina’s most spectacular sights is its 2nd-century Greek Theatre (Teatro Greco), which, despite its name, is actually an ancient Roman amphitheater built in the Greek style. Sitting high above the coast, the theater has beautiful views over Taormina, the Sicilian coastline, and Mount Etna.   

The Basics
The original structure of Taormina’s Greek Theater dates from the 3rd century BC—though it was renovated in brick by the Romans based on the Greek Corinthian design 500 years later—and could once seat over 5,000 spectators. The theater is the second-largest in Sicily (after the Greek Theater in Syracuse), and the stage’s original rear wall and wings are miraculously intact. The theater, which is still used as a venue for concerts and performances, has impeccable acoustics and memorable views. 

Because of its archaeological and historical importance, it's best to visit the Greek Theater with a guide as part of a Taormina sightseeing tour. Many day trips and shore excursions to Taormina depart from Syracuse, Messina, or Catania. You can also combine a tour of Taormina and the Greek Theater with visits to the nearby town of Castelmola and the peak of Mount Etna. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Greek Theater is not accessible to wheelchairs.
  • On concert and performance nights in summer, the theater may close early. 
  • A theater tour is particularly interesting for archaeology buffs. 
  • The theater is outdoors, so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen.
 
How to Get There
The Greek Theater, located just outside the center of Taormina, is an easy walk from the town. Taormina is a popular day trip from the larger Sicilian towns of Messina, Syracuse, and Catania.
 
When to Get There
The open-air theater can get uncomfortably hot under the Sicilian sun in summer, so plan to visit first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon. The Teatro Greco may close earlier than usual on days when performances are scheduled.
 
Isola Bella, The Beautiful Island
One of Taormina’s other popular attractions is Isola Bella, a tiny rocky outcrop off the Lido Mazzaro beach that’s connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of sand. This picturesque point, which was gifted to Taormina in 1806 by the King of Sicily, is now a nature reserve.
Address: Teatro Greco, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide)

Taormina Walking Tour & Greek Theatre Visit (Licensed Guide)

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Appreciate the serene beauty of Taormina on a brief walking tour. Learn about the culture and archaeology of this historical beach town in eastern Sicily from your guide as you explore the Greek Theatre, Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Corvaja, and an ancient Roman theater. Take in the views of Taormina during a stroll along Corso Umberto, seeing the Old Town lit up next to the Mediterranean.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$22.88
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$22.88
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Private Taormina Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

Private Taormina Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

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Discover Taormina’s historic secrets and modern delights on a 3-hour walking tour of highlights like Palazzo Corvaja, Santa Caterina church and Vicolo Stretto — the narrowest street in town. Gain skip-the-line entry to the ancient Greek theater, which boasts magnificent views of Mt Etna and Giardini Naxos. In the main square of Piazza IX Aprile, rest your feet and refresh with a tasting of unique Mt Etna DOC wines and savory local products at an enoteca.
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  • 3 hours
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$192.67
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$192.67
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Taormina and the Godfather Private Day Tour from Catania - Sicily

Taormina and the Godfather Private Day Tour from Catania - Sicily

Idyllicly perched on a rocky promontory high above the sea, Taormina has been the most popular tourist destination on Sicily for a couple of hundred of years. Beautifully restored mediaeval buildings, breathtaking views around the corner. The ancient theater is without question the most important feature in Taormina, because of its natural setting, with splendid view toward the Calabrian coast, the Ionian coast of Sicily and the spectacular cone of Etna. While in Sicily, Francis Coppola filmed his masterpiece "The Godfather"? If youve seen the movie, you´ll recognize Bar Vitelli, in the tiny village of Savoca, at first glance: it is exactly the same as it was on the silver screen.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$650.26
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$650.26
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Taormina and Castelmola (Day tour)

Taormina and Castelmola (Day tour)

The professionalism of our drivers, the comfort of our cars and the beauty of the area make this Tour unique and unforgettable
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$359.63
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Tour of Sicily to visit Taormina, Etna,Syracuse,Noto,Ragusa with private driver.

Tour of Sicily to visit Taormina, Etna,Syracuse,Noto,Ragusa with private driver.

Private tour of Eastern Sicily with personal driver for 7 days for visit of the  Taormina, Syracuse, Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Agrigento and Etna vulcan with wine tour in winery with lunch and wine tasting Etna wine. This excursion is customised using a driver. A driver is a chauffeur specialized in driving you around, he is able to provide basic historical information, he can show you the main highlights, is knowledgeable and he has an umbrella of information. The driver will take care to give adequate time at all stops and to accommodate special requests when possible, to ensure that your experience in Sicily will be both memorable and enjoyable. The driver is not a Licensed Tour Guide and cannot take you inside monuments. In case you need a Licensed Local Guide you must pay a surcharge and we will arrange for Licensed Guide to meet you directly on the spot.
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  • 7 days
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$1,565.43
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Mount Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour from Taormina

Mount Etna Nature and Flavors Half-Day Tour from Taormina

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Spend a day discovering Europe’s highest active volcano and lava caves on this Mt. Etna tour. As you travel from Taormina or Giardini Naxos, learn all about the infamous Sicilian volcano from a guide. Then, leave the vehicle to trek along the trails of Parco dell’Etna, and visit an intriguing lava cave back at ground level. On your return to Catania, you have time for one last stop at an organic farm where samples of wine and honey await.
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  • 6 hours
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$79.48
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Best of Eastern Sicily: Taormina and Castelmola private tour from Giardini Naxos

Best of Eastern Sicily: Taormina and Castelmola private tour from Giardini Naxos

Explore three charming cities on the east coast of Sicily - ancient Giardini Naxos, picturesque medieval village Castelmola and Taormina - Pearl of the Ionic sea. Churches and palaces, views of rocky mountains and azure sea, smells of orange blossom, oregano, and mint … Sicily is an inspiring island!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$600.00
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$600.00
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Taormina Food and Wine Walking Tour (Small group & Licensed Guide)

Taormina Food and Wine Walking Tour (Small group & Licensed Guide)

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Spend an evening immersed in Sicilian cuisine and culture on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Taormina. Led by a local guide, travel to the city’s top spots to sample fresh fish, bruschetta, sweet Sicilian cakes, and other regional specialties. Complement your dishes with a glass of Prosecco, red and white wine, and Italian liqueur. As you walk and taste, learn more about the city's culinary history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$90.31
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$90.31
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