Private tour of Ortygia, Syracuse’s old town centre

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Visit the old town centre of Syracuse: walk through the narrow picturesque streets, admire the architecture and enjoy the southern lifestyle and colours of the city. This private walking tour explores Ortygia, the old town centre of Syracuse, placed on a small island. It's enchanting for its position and fascinating for its 3000 years of history. From the Apollo temple, the oldest Greek temple in Sicily, the way leads you through the picturesque narrow streets to the Cathedral Square, where it's possible to visit the Catholic church built above an ancient pagan temple. You will then admire the enchanting Fountain of Aretusa near the sea, walk through the less beaten paths of the Jewish Quarter and enjoy the southern lifestyle and the colours of the local fish and fruit market (morning tours only).

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Enjoy the picturesque narrow streets of the town centre, Discover the unique cathedral, built above an ancient Greek temple, Admire the legendary Aretusa fountain with its papyrus plants


Private walking tour with a licensed guide

Not Included

Entrance fee to the cathedral

Useful information

  • A dress code is required to enter the cathedral. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed, shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk being refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • The tour is open to private groups of minimum 2 and maximum 25 people
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