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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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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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“ancient ruin” (2 reviews)
Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

right in the middle of the town close to the market is this magnificent temple, first of the great Doric Temples built in Sicily in the 7th or 6th century BCIncredibly well preserved and if you are on the island of Ortigia you can't help...More

Thank olive c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ruins are nice but there is not much left of it. It's worth seeing. Could be nice with better signs and explanations of apollo and the temple.

Thank Jesper S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit the small island of Ortigia in Syracuse, then the chances are very high that you will come across the Temple of Apollo, at some point during your visit, as it is centrally situated. My wife and I spent a considerable amount of...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first major site one encounters on walking from the bus station along via Umberto. It is famous for being the oldest Doric temple in Europe and dates back to the 6th century BC. Unfortunately the signage is only in Italian and the...More

Thank Ges R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a bunch of ruined rocks, if you please. One may see such places all over the mediterranean lands!

Thank Давид С
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting site of an ancient Greek ruin. I recommend looking at it and learning about the history of the site.

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The temple is in the centre of Ortigia and is free to view. It's very interesting and a great piece of history in the centre of Ortigia

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 3 September 2017

One will definitely go by the Temple of Apollo or what's left of it when strolling in Ortigia. Definitely worth a photo but that's all in my opinion.

Thank Spiteri
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I cannot really say it is a must to visit but if you are staying in Ortigia more than 2 days and are planning to walk around the island, then it would be nice to see this historical area. It is very close to a...More

Thank Travellingisagift
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

These Apollo Greek ruins are not spectacular compared to other sites, but this one is noteworthy because of its location. The ruins are located right in the middle of all the action on Ortygia, the scenic island.

Thank Terry S
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