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Address: Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Description: 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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Interesting ruin on Ortygia

The row of broken columns gives a sense of scale to the original temple. You can't miss it if you are exploring the island since it occupies an entire block in the center of town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Arlington Heights IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Located just as you enter Ortigia it's not much to look at and really there are more impressive Greek ruins in Sicily. But it's free, an opportunity for a selfie and enjoy the rest of the island. Best time for a photo is the afternoon so your not looking into the sun.

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Temple of Apollo is close to the bridges that joins Ortigia to the rest of Syracuse. Not that spectacular when seen alongside the many other Greek/Roman remains on Sicily, but worth a look all the same and to read the slightly dilapidated information board (only in Italian). Not far away there are some further Greek remains entitled 'Fortification Greche... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There are plenty more impressive Greek temple to be seen on Sicily - and especially in Siracusa - but you will certainly want to do a walk around the historical centre of Ortygia and you should make sure you pass the temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The ruins are right in the middle of the old town and can't be missed when walk though the old city. When you come across the bridges the ruins are right in front. There is little written explaination, that's common in Sicily, but enough to give a flavour of the history. The ruins give a good idea of the size... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

There is a small sign that describes the layout of the temple. There are a few columns that are still standing and an arch.

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Arlington Heights IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The row of broken columns gives a sense of scale to the original temple. You can't miss it if you are exploring the island since it occupies an entire block in the center of town.

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Fortson, GA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Walking by the Temple on a sunny, HOT Tuesday afternoon 8/22, my wife & I paused to view the ruins & read some of the posted explanations. Compared to many other Greek & Roman ruins we've seen elsewhere in Europe, the Temple was unimpressive with few insights provided by the narratives. OK to spend a few moments if you're passing... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We stumbled upon the Temple of Apollo while walking to the ATM. It's really right in the middle of the city. You cannot walk inside. The pillars are well-preserved and you can walk around the edge (it's basically a big square). Just a quick visit in passing is all you need, but really you might as well stop so you... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The only advantage of this ruin is that you don't have to out of your way to see it - it is small, pretty much a single city block, and right in the middle of town. As such it seems out of place, usually old ruins cover a larger, more remote area. If you are walking by check it out.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I wouldn't say it is something special, where you could spend an hour or so. It is nice look for 10min, make a phone and walk forward.

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