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Greek Theatre (Teatro Greco)

Visit this ancient theater to admire Roman ruins, watch internationally acclaimed musicians and enjoy stunning views across the Bay of Nexus. 

Take a seat in the Teatro Greco’s ancient stone stands and imagine the gladiatorial battles, dramas and musical performances that took place here centuries ago. Now you can see acclaimed musicians and film festivals in this incredible setting, with the impressive shape of Mount Etna a fitting backdrop.

Teatro Greco (the Greek Theater) is one of the largest ancient theaters in Sicily. The semi-circular design is typically Greek. A smaller Greek theater may have existed on this site before it was reconstructed by the Romans in the second century. While the Greeks used the space primarily for theater and music, the Romans favored gladiatorial battles. Now it is one of Sicily’s premier performance spaces. Elton John and Sting have performed here in recent years. 

Step inside the theater and admire the grand, horseshoe-shaped audience stands and bare stonework nearly 2,000 years old. Look for inscriptions and shapes among the well-preserved ruins and imagine watching the gladiators taking the stage. Climb to the top of the stand for panoramic views across the Bay of Nexus. Gaze across the bright blue Ionian Sea or turn inland to see Mount Etna and the Calabria Mountains. Explore the area nearby and you will find the remains of a Roman temple beside the theater.

Take the opportunity to attend a show at the theater. Throughout the summer, performances usually take place weekly; they are less regular the rest of the year. Performances in this spectacular venue are often of international caliber. The ticket office behind the stage will have information about any upcoming performances. If you are visiting in June, be sure to attend the Taormina Film Festival.

Teatro Greco is a short walk outside the city. It is open every day during the summer and has restricted hours in the winter. There is a small admission fee. Nearby find a selection of lively bars that share the theater’s fantastic views. 


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VOI Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay $349
VOI Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay

VOI Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay

Via Nazionale 161, Taormina, ME
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Mazzaro, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taormina Coast and Isola Bella. Taormina Cable Car and Greek Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo $485
    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo

    Via Teatro Greco 59, Taormina, ME
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Taormina hotel is located near the beach, just steps from Taormina Coast and Greek Theatre. Isola Bella and Taormina Cable Car are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      UNAHOTELS Capotaormina $236
      UNAHOTELS Capotaormina

      UNAHOTELS Capotaormina

      Via Nazionale, 105, Taormina, ME
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nestled on the beach, this Taormina hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taormina Coast and Isola Bella. Greek Theatre and Taormina Cable Car are also within 2 mi (3 km). Taormina Giardini Station is 18 minutes by foot.

        NH Collection Taormina $191
        NH Collection Taormina

        NH Collection Taormina

        Via Circonvallazione 11, Taormina, ME
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Taormina City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taormina Coast, Taormina Cable Car, and Greek Theatre. Isola Bella and Letojanni Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Hotel Villa Belvedere $213
          Hotel Villa Belvedere

          Hotel Villa Belvedere

          Via Bagnoli Croce 79, Taormina, ME
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Taormina, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taormina Coast, Greek Theatre, and Taormina Cable Car. Isola Bella and Letojanni Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Hotel Baia Azzurra $86
            Hotel Baia Azzurra

            Hotel Baia Azzurra

            Via Nazionale 114, No. 240, Mazzarò, Taormina, ME
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Mazzaro, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Taormina Coast and Isola Bella. Taormina Cable Car and Greek Theatre are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Villa Carlotta $268
              Villa Carlotta

              Villa Carlotta

              Via Pirandello 81, Taormina, ME
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Taormina hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Taormina Coast, Taormina Cable Car, and Greek Theatre. Isola Bella and Letojanni Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Isola Bella Infinity Suites $486
                Isola Bella Infinity Suites

                Isola Bella Infinity Suites

                Via Luigi Pirandello, 72, Taormina, Messina
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the historical district, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taormina Coast, Greek Theatre, and Taormina Cable Car. Isola Bella and Giardini Naxos Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km). Taormina Giardini Station is 28 minutes by foot.