Euryalus Castle

Province of Syracuse

The Euryalus Castle provides a breathtaking panoramas of Syracuse and its coast. 

The Euryalus castle (Castello Eurialo) is part of the coastline of Syracuse and it is an unmissable place to visit. Framed by the Hyblean hills and the prominent Mediterranean scrub, it provides a breathtaking panoramas of the city and its coast. Built in 400 BC by the Greek tyrannus of Siracusa, Dionigi the First, with 5m high walls and five great towers from which the soldiers safeguarded the kingdom. This castle is also famous thanks to the story of Archimedes who placed the burning mirror here to set fire to the sails of the attacking Roman fleet in 213/212 BC.

Address: Piazza Eurialo 1

Opening hours:

Mondays to Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm (Holidays close)

Admission fee:
Full ticket: 4 Euro
Reduced ticket: 2 Euro

 

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