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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

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The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the whole picture; you should visit the archaeological museum in Syracuse to find out what the entire structure looked like.
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Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a look back at excavated ruins, also, the kitties of the town meeting place. Of course observation is from a nice distance and near to convinces and free of charge. All good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PCCROCKY
Reviewed December 5, 2018

There is not much left of this temple, just some partial walls and columns but it does sit in a nice city plaza so worth taking a few photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited today with friends. The temple is ok but nothing special. The landscape is overgrown. Only a small portion is renovated.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wolf3728
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a large site but you need to use your imagination to see what it was like. There are ruins left but not many. It is the first attraction you see on reaching the island.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This temple is mostly in ruins, but with our guide's explanation we could use our imagination to picture the temple. It dates back to 570 BC and is the oldest temple in Sicily.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank showmemo61
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo) is a Greek temple dating from the 6th century BC. This is the oldest known Doric temple in Western Europe. An inscription says that the temple honours Apollo, but after Cicero came to Syracuse he wrote that the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Of course anything of 2400 years old is ' special', but this was a little bit of a disappointment. We thought there would be left more to see, like in Agrigento. Still, impressive, and a nice square next to it with Cafe Apollo just across...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Francois D
Reviewed October 17, 2018

6c BC and still impressive. It must have been spectacular when it was covered in polychrome terracotta (now in the archaeological museum).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank galloping_grannie
Reviewed October 16, 2018

These are old ruins at the entrance to Ortygia just next to the bridges. You will probably walk past without taking special notice. As part of the scenery the ruins are fine but they are not a destination in themselves. Obviously there is no charge...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Free. Worth seeing if you are staying on or near Ortygia. Next to the excellent morning market. Just a few minutes walk from the bridges connecting Ortygia to the rest of Siracusa.

Date of experience: October 2018
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