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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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As you enter Ortigia from the mainland you will arrive in Largo XXV Luglio, where you will find the remains of the Temple Of Apollo. It is situated in an enclosure and is set... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice ruins that are located just on the entrance of Ortigia, next to the connecting bridge. Amazing place to view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is worth the €8 entrance just for the views, amazing place as well must have been amazing to watch a play here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

As you enter Ortigia from the mainland you will arrive in Largo XXV Luglio, where you will find the remains of the Temple Of Apollo. It is situated in an enclosure and is set below the present day street level, so it is easy to view from many angles. There is not a lot left of the original temple, so... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Heard it was worth visiting as it was one of the oldest greek ruins. In my opinion its now overshadowed by the marketplace that's closeby. But worth a picture or three.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Free to see, these ancient stones are all that is left of the Temple of Apollo on the island of Ortygia. What was once a vast building and important site is now an area of wall with a few remnants of columns ajoining the town market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

You can't miss this if you enter Ortigia as it's right in front of you, just on the edge of the market where you can get amazing food/snacks or a glass of wine. Explore the streets behind it too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is the second oldest Greek Ruin in the World! That fact alone made it worth seeing and I would recommend all to visit if you're making a trip to Ortygia or Siracusa. There is also a market on the corner for those interested in keepsakes or gifts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Its below street level but visible if you are in a car. It's not imposing and there are certainly other structures that capture your imagination. That said however, The Temple of Apollo is the oldest temple in Sicily (6th century BC).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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Address: Address: Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse

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