Palazzolo Acreide, Akrai Archaeological Area

Palazzolo Acreide is far about 40km from Syracuse.

The Archaeological Area 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: about 2 hours

Price: € 150 (per tour, not per person. Entrance fees are not included)

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