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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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Nice to stop at on the walk in to Ortigia

If you parked outside the island (which I recommend), this is easy to see. You can tell the remnants of outline of the temple but other than knowing how old it is, it's not that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you parked outside the island (which I recommend), this is easy to see. You can tell the remnants of outline of the temple but other than knowing how old it is, it's not that impressive. Still worth the stop.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Temple of Apollo was at the end of the street where our Airbnb was located. It proved to be a convenient rendezvous point for our hosts and for meeting friends. You can't wander among the (fragmentary) ruins but the area around them is a pleasant place to listen to street musicians, visit the market or just gaze at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in centre of Ortigia, impressive and must see, early morning or early evening when light is best

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Goulburn and Surrounds, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on my list to see but didn't realise it could be seen in 10mins another small one across the road. Much more interested in the markets which had a wonderful display of everything for the dinner table. Next came the Cathedral . 2Euros to enter but I must admit I do like to see the greatness of these... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These are interesting but compared to other sites it's not the best. But as long as you are there you might take a look. This is one location that could be called a market. Lots of souvenir booths.

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Thank Jim C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A ruin you will find on your way to Ortigia even if don't want to. Not much to see. 2 minutes and that's all it takes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There we were out shopping and having a look around, and this turns up. Very interesting and worth a ten minute inclusion in a walk around Ortigia.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Locals have the opportunity here to make this ancient relic beautiful but it's largely ignored, it is free to see but only if you are going that way it is not worth a special trip. This has great possibilities but perhaps they don't know how to do this in Sicily

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Beautiful temple in Ortigia-Syracua main square. Well preserved and free to look at. Enjoy the view and the scroll around it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

A nice place to experience some of the old architecture of the Greece / Roman monumental buildings. Have seen more impressive sites, but, if in Ortigia, pay a visit

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