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Trip time! Discover the history, culture, and monuments in Syracuse.

Discover the historic city of Syracuse—seaside views, archaeological sites, and top sights from Greek Theatre of Syracuse to Fontane Bianche Beach.

Where to stay in Syracuse

Temple of Apollo featuring a ruin and heritage elements

Ortigia

4.5/5Wonderful!(147 area reviews)

Travelers come to Ortigia for its seaside views, and you can see top attractions like Lungomare di Ortigia and Teatro dei Pupi while you're in town.

Ortigia
Full of fab stuff to eat, in August the wild strawberries are ❤️

Santa Lucia

4.5/5Wonderful!(27 area reviews)

Santa Lucia is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Porto Piccolo and Santa Lucia al Sepolcro Basilica.

Santa Lucia
Grottasanta, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Grottasanta

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Grottasanta is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can plan an outing to Greek Theatre of Syracuse and Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi while you're in town.

Grottasanta

Top Hotels in Syracuse

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Eureka Palace Hotel Spa Resort
Eureka Palace Hotel Spa Resort
5 out of 5
Strada Spinagallo 50, Syracuse, SR
The price is $99 per night

Situated in the business district, this luxury hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Church of Borgo Vecchio and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fontane Bianche Beach and Cavagrande ...

3.9/5Very Good! (159 reviews)

"hotel is ok but the surrounding roads and area are very dirty and strewn with rubbish. because of the low number of clients the hotel was "dead" .the bar downstairs was not available"…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Eureka Palace Hotel Spa Resort
Isabella di Castiglia
Isabella di Castiglia
Vicolo dell'Olivo, Syracuse, Provincia di Siracusa
The price is $90 per night

Located in Ortigia, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mediterranean Sea and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Greek Theatre of Syracuse. Teatro dei Pupi and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)

"Fantastic location and beautiful apartment. Close to all the main attractions of Ortigia. Also very close to the public solarium so it was easy for us to get out for a quick dip in the sea."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

Isabella di Castiglia
Hotel Livingston Siracusa
Hotel Livingston Siracusa
4 out of 5
Via Nizza, 17, Syracuse, SR
The price is $153 per night

Located in Ortigia, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lungomare di Ortigia and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Greek Theatre of Syracuse. Museum of Cinema and Jewish ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (160 reviews)

"The Hotel Livingston is a wonderful place. Right on the sea wall with spectacular views. Whilst the room we booked wasn't available, the room we had was extremely nice with a small balcony. The staff were terrific with special mention to Theressa, who resolved our room change issue, and Paulo who ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Hotel Livingston Siracusa

Popular places to visit in Syracuse

Greek Theatre of Syracuse
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Greek Theatre of Syracuse

4.5/5(61 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Syracuse during your trip to a top site like Greek Theatre of Syracuse. Wander the seaside in this culturally rich area.

Temple of Apollo
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Temple of Apollo

4.5/5(86 reviews)

Discover over 2,000 years of history when you visit the oldest Doric temple in Sicily.

Lungomare di Ortigia
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Lungomare di Ortigia

4.5/5(37 reviews)

Enjoy an outing to Lungomare di Ortigia during your stay in Syracuse. Wander the seaside in this culturally rich area.

Cathedral of Syracuse
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Cathedral of Syracuse

4.5/5(78 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Syracuse with a stop at Cathedral of Syracuse. Wander the seaside in this culturally rich area.

Ear of Dionysius
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Ear of Dionysius

5/5(11 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Ear of Dionysius, a lovely green space in Syracuse. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this family-friendly area.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(58 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Syracuse with a trip to Piazza del Duomo. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this culturally rich area.

Top things to do in Syracuse

Syracuse Tour
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Syracuse Tour

$51
Per adult
Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto
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Syracuse, Ortigia and Noto

$100
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Tour of Syracuse's Ancient Ruins, Ortygia & Noto
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Full-Day Tour of Syracuse's Ancient Ruins, Ortygia & Noto

$53
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Siracusa, Noto & Ragusa Ibla Tour, from Catania & Taormina
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Siracusa, Noto & Ragusa Ibla Tour, from Catania & Taormina

$499
Per adult
Guided tour to Syracuse from Taormina
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Guided tour to Syracuse from Taormina

$57
Per adult
PRIVATE TRANSFER from SIRACUSA to AGRIGENTO (or VICEVERSA)
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PRIVATE TRANSFER from SIRACUSA to AGRIGENTO (or VICEVERSA)

$370
Per adult

Reviews of Syracuse

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Bocephus

Feb 17, 2020

Ortigia Island is wonderful, Syracuse city...meh, but Ortigia makes it worth going to.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 9, 2019

Wonderful place! Beaut with a lot of culture and history!

5/5 - Excellent

Matt

Oct 20, 2019

Ortigia is a great little self contained area rich with history and culture, but not precious about it. This is a real place that is also a great place to explore and relax.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 17, 2019

We loved the whole experience, but highly recommend staying in Ortigia

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 26, 2019

So many things to see and do! Delightful!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 24, 2019

Enjoyed the city very much!

Cities near Syracuse

Noto featuring heritage elements and a castle

Noto

Photo "Avola" by gnuckx (CC0) / Cropped from original

Avola

Photo "Fontane Bianche" by Carlo Pelagalli (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

Fontane Bianche

Ortygia featuring boating, a marina and a sunset

Palazzolo Acreide