Palazzolo Acreide, Akrai Archaeological Park

Palazzolo Acreide is about 40km from Syracuse.

The Archaeological Park of Akrai contains different ruins of the greek city of Akrai, Syracuse’s first inland colony, established in 663 BC to defend the overland trading route to other Greek settlements.

The most impressive ruin is the Theatre, built at the end of the 3rd century BC.

Behind the Theatre there are two Greek quarries of limestone, with some interesting tombs of the Byzantine period.

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Duration of the Guided Tour: 2 hours about

akrai palazzolo greek theater

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