With the completion of the brand spanking new highway connecting Catania and Siracusa, it took only a little over an hour to get there. Our first stop, the Greek Theatre just outside the town center. If you visit, do not ignore the signs to buy tickets at the bus station across the street, even if you do not see anyone collecting tickets at the entrance to the archaelogical park. They ask for your ticket inside by the Greek Theatre, at which point you have to walk all the way back out and across the street to buy your entry ticket. It escapes logic why they don't sell the tickets by the theater, and we weren't the only ones who made this mistake.
Anyway, the theater is one of the largest of its kind. Cut directly into the rock, it is still in use even today for plays performed in the summer.
From the top you can catch a glimpse of the sparkling blue bay in the distance.
We also visited the Anfiteatro Romano of Roman Amphitheater located near the main entrance to the park. It's a little more overgrown and unkempt but worth a look just the same.