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Eurialo Castle

Via Siracusa 2 | Frazione Belvedere, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 711773
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This site has not been restored as some but still is very captivating.The ruins have been overrun... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
a niche within a niche

Our guidebook suggested this place for the views, and that is undoubtedly the case, particularly... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Michael V
Melbourne, Australia
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Via Siracusa 2 | Frazione Belvedere, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 711773

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

This site has not been restored as some but still is very captivating.The ruins have been overrun by amazing fields of flowers and the subterranean tunnels are very interesting. It has an incredible feel about it.Certainly worth the visit for an hour or so.

Thank inuvit
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Our guidebook suggested this place for the views, and that is undoubtedly the case, particularly for those interested in views of petrochemical plants. The ruins themselves are interesting to walk around, but without a guidebook or some previous preparation, much of the importance of the...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I heard about the site from my host, otherwise I would have missed it and this was my third trip to Siricusa. The castle is in serious need of promotion. Spend some time researching ancient Greek fortifications as the few minutes of research will make...More

Thank rob2269
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had a hire car and a sat-nav, so we didn't find the site hard to find, and the man in the ticket office gave us an English map with some basic details of the castle. With the map, the site was fairly easy to...More

2  Thank Pip T
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Eurialo castle just outside Siracuse is, as the guide says, "the most monumental building in the history of Greek military history". But you would be hard pressed to know that from the way it is marketed. It is not easy to find by car,...More

Thank Alasdair R
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Its website says it is open 9 to 5 tutti i giorni but it was closed on the Sunday I visited. Fortunately I was able to catch the same bus back to Siracusa.

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is an ancient site superbly placed above Siracusa. It seems to be not often visited and you can really climb around on things. The vistas are fantastic and the story is, too. Well worth a visit if you have a car to get there,...More

1  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Out-of-the-way (near Belvedere), and not in most popular guides, but well worth the trip. We went on a Saturday in October, and were the only people there. Great views, great history. Amazing what ancient stoneworkers could do. As usual, only time fortress was challenged, it...More

1  Thank James E
Reviewed 2 August 2015

A very interesting ruin of maybe the largest ancient greek fortress in the world. You van walk in the ancient subterranean galeries.

1  Thank Dirk M
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Finding such extensive remains of a 4th century BC castle is really quite rare. Add to this the fact that Thucydides actually described the heights of Epipolai where the castle now sits adds to the magic. The views you will see down to Syracuse and...More

1  Thank MestaChios
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