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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

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Address: 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...

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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In the centre of town!

You will see this fabulous temple as you shop in the town of Syracuse! It happily sits amongst the shops and the market traders and provides a wonderful piece of history to visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wish I had been here earlier, say 2700 years ago! The small remnants of what would have been a magnificent temple at that time are now looking forlorn. There may not be much left now but what is there looks weedy and overgrown. Not a proud testament to the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will see this fabulous temple as you shop in the town of Syracuse! It happily sits amongst the shops and the market traders and provides a wonderful piece of history to visit when you are in town. We walked all the way around it and you can see it as you walk, no need for entry fee or dedicated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Appolonion is probably the most ancient temple of the West dating back to 6th BC. Not a lot left, but the ruins certainly spark your imagination. The ruins of the Temple of Appolo are very close to the Umbertino bridge connecting Ortygia with the mainland. Easy to find.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Few Greek temples from the 5th C BC remain, however derelict their remains. This is one of the few and, all things considered, it does show the scale and design of these places of worship.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Maybe not a lot left of it, but if you sit in the sunshine at the cafe opposte, with a fresh cornetto (croissant) and cappuccino in the morning, it feels heavenly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The temple must have been really fantastic but now it is a sorry ruin. You'll pass by it when you enter the island through the Ponte Nuovo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

You just have to stand and stare at this. It has been there such a very, very long time, and the local people have lived alongside and it made use of it without apparently attaching any special signifcance to it. And yet, it is such a treasure. And the feral cats get to live down there roasting their heenies on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The ruins of this temple are in a sort of large square at the beginning of Ortygia island. The ruins can be seen from the square but there is nothing much to rave about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

You are not able to walk around the remains of the temple, but the square is open (often with markets near) and it is easy to see what is left of the temple and , if you search it out, there is a board with a full description.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Wonderful amphitheatre that looked over the sea, much excellent renovation - take the time to sea the ruins but closing time is 16h ... Last entry was 15.45. Expensive .... No special rates except students

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