Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), Syracuse: Address, Phone Number, Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio) Reviews: 4.5/5

Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)
4.5
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Greg C
Croydon, UK17 contributions
Big Ear
Sep 2020
This ear is massive, I'm not normally one for rocks and archaeology but this was impressive, part of the very good and well priced national archaeological park in Syracuse, a must see! Along with the Teatro Greco which is further along.
Written 9 January 2021
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Kat P
London, UK13 contributions
Impressive but hard to find
Oct 2020
The cave is so impressive photos don't do it justice. And it is definitely worth a visit to see and stand inside! The middle is so dark and echoey it makes for a truly unique experience. My criticism would be that within the park the cave is not well signposted at all, and it's origin or "story" is not explained on any placard.. Make sure you do your research before you go!
Written 28 October 2020
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Magdalena M
Rotherham, UK96 contributions
Archaeological Park
Sep 2020 • Couples
Interesting trip, 2h is probably more than enough to explore the whole site. The cave itself is an interesting experience but much preferred looking at ruins of the Greek theatre.
Written 25 September 2020
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42carl
Seminyak, Indonesia1,810 contributions
Impressive hole
Sep 2020
Situated at the archeological parc Di Syracuse “ the ear of Dionysius” app made 2000 years ago. Great and impressive to see how they made hole
Written 14 September 2020
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Richard K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,428 contributions
Interesting and beautiful
Aug 2020 • Couples
A wonderful place with lots of history. We were fortunate to have a singer who proved the acoustics! Worth it
Written 12 August 2020
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Veneckyclam
Paris, France200 contributions
Wow blown away
Aug 2020
Such an interesting place to visit. Cool place.
I’m blown away by it.
Leaves me speechless
Learning about the tales of this attraction.
I heard in ancient times they used to lock the prisoners by tying them to a rope attached to the top of this attraction.
Pretty impressive to check out.
Written 5 August 2020
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,553 contributions
Interesting site
Jan 2020
What makes this site interesting are the myths and legends behind it. While some believe it was carved out, others believe this is naturally occurring. When you are inside and see how smooth and curved the interior is, it feels more natural than man-made. The most interesting myth is how the cave gets it's name from the Greek tyrant Dionysius. Whether it is true that he used this to hear the conversations of the prisoners held here or to hear their screams when they were tortured, it definitely gives you something to imagine and ponder when you are there.
Written 26 January 2020
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Tony L
56 contributions
unexpected bonus
Jan 2020
Came across this while visiting the Greek Theatre it is not only ear shaped but also has great acoustics. To venture inside is a little nerve wracking as there is no light and you are not too sure how far in it goes SPOILER ALERT not far. It is set among orange and lemon trees and is very calming and idyllic.
Written 20 January 2020
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Bob C
22 contributions
Unique
Jan 2020 • Couples
Think of the slaves including prisoners from the endless Mediterranean wars who carved out this rock for building material. An errie place to visit. Can think of nothing like it. Yes, see it along with the Greek theatre.
Written 6 January 2020
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miacabrerm
Miami, FL88 contributions
Super Interesting !
Oct 2019
This cave is fun and worth visiting. It is located inside the archaeological park , you should visit right after you see the Greek theater.
Written 6 January 2020
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