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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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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.

There is a plan of what the temple looked like in its heyday but this is still an interesting site with a number of ruined columns standing and you can get the general feeling of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There is a plan of what the temple looked like in its heyday but this is still an interesting site with a number of ruined columns standing and you can get the general feeling of the size of the temple. It is just next to the colourful market and you can walk round three sides of the temple so it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is one of the last remains of the Greeks in Ortigia, and more modern items are slowly taking over. There is not much to see, but I hope that this little is left in memory of the past.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Centrally placed as you come in to Ortigia and you can imagine how splendid this would have been in its day just by the size of the stones. Overall a little disappointing due to so little left now but still worth seeing on the archaeological trail.

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Borgloon, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Doric temple of Apollo is a must see in Syracuse situated on the Island of Ortygia. there is no entrance fee.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

When I say "you cannot miss this" what I mean is this historical site is a mere 100 yards onto the island of Ortygia once you have crossed the Umbertino bridge. There is more impressive history to be found in Syracuse but you don't go out of your way to see this bit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

At the entrance of Ortigia, the place is very nice to be seen, eventhough one of the most touristic place of Ortigia

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

small ruin at the edge of town. it is what it is. Nice to see, and its free, i think it could benefit from better night illumination, as they dont make much of it, maybe for preservation reasons though. Nice sight in the town, you cant miss it, as its right adjacent the only junction in the town. Nice

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The ruins are one of those places that you pass on your way around Syracuse. You stop; you look; you take a few photos and you move on. There is a board with a schematic map the explains the site. Not really much else to see - and you can only walk around the outside fence at street level. Five... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I gave this a four because of what it may have used to look like and the respect i have for that. As of today however there is barely anything there, it is mainly just ruins. Use you imagination for this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This Temple is right in the center of town, and is a terrific site to visit. No charge, you simply stroll by in awe. Simply amazing.

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