Syracuse used to compete with Athens!

Meet the rest of the participants at the nearest pick up point to your hotel and depart to Syracuse. The city is characterized by its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This town of 2,700 years old, played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse located at the south east of the island of Sicily, together with the Gulf of Syracuse in the Ionian Sea. The city was founded by the ancient Greeks and Corinthian was converted into a powerful city-state. He allied with Sparta and Corinth, exerting influence over the entire Magna Grecia area of ​​which was the most important city. Cicero described it as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of all," which later became a part of the Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire. Subsequently Palermo overtook it in importance, as the capital of the kingdom of Sicily. Finally, the kingdom will unite with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861. In modern times, the city was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site together with the Pantalica. In the central area, the city has a population of about 125,000
people. The inhabitants are known as the Syracusans. Syracuse is mentioned in the Bible, in the Acts of the Apostles paragraph 28-2 as Paul stood in the city during a certain period. Visit to the archaeological and historical center of Ortigia, famous for its baroque buildings.

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Departure time: 08.00 AM (at the nearest pick up point to your hotel)

Duration: 7  hours

Entrance fees are not included

Lunch is not included
EXCTAO-Siracusa Castello Maniace 01

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