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How do you rate an ancient site like this? The fact that it was built, it is still there and you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Timea H
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This amphitheater is much smaller than the huge Greek one but is not very well restored. It's in... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How do you rate an ancient site like this? The fact that it was built, it is still there and you can view it is just fascinating by itself. For anyone who loves history and culture it is must. Unfortunately the site is "closed", you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Timea H
Reviewed 5 December 2018

This amphitheater is much smaller than the huge Greek one but is not very well restored. It's in the same general area as the Greek Amphitheater and is easy to miss so make sure you walk across and see this one after viewing the Greek...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 17 October 2018

A fabulous amphitheatre, still with its tunnels for the gladiators and animals but you can only look at it from a viewing point at one end.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is still in good condition and shows how Roman theaters had places for the animals to come and go. Very interesting

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bartsbuds
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Remarkably, this theatre was largely carved out of the bedrock rather than being built from excavated stone. Viewing it comes at the end of quite a tiring (for older folk) tour of the whole complex and you are likely to be worn out and pay...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This is a unique arena as built onto the natural bedrock and one side has been built up more due to the natural landscape. A lot to see sadly parts are now closed off possibly due to safety. A cat an kittens make up for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank herbert1305
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This a an extremely impressive and large Roman Amphitheatre, It is true what other reviewers say about not being able to walk amongst the ruins, but there is a path goes goes around and you can get a good view. I think that is understandable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James19941
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The Greek theatre, Roman amphitheatre, Altar of Hieron, and Ear of Dionysius are all in the Archaeological Park with one entry fee of €10. It would have been nice to be able to walk right around the amphitheatre, but the path around one half was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank L3K
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The only open patway is around the amphiteater, it is not possible to walk down or get closer to the place. Compared to Rome, where it was possible to access all parts of Colloseum for example, this was really dissaponting visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jankH7608LR
Reviewed 28 June 2018

It looked to be so good from a distance but most of the walkway round the amphitheatre was roped off. All we could do was walk along one side and then walk back again. Greek Theatre is much better.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bridgford_Dave
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