Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), Syracuse

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#6 of 18 in Historic Sites in Syracuse
As the oldest Doric temple in Siciliy, Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo) represents an important Ancient Greek monument. Built at the beginning of the 6th century BCE, the temple once boasted six columns on the short side and 17 on the long side, each standing over 7 m (22 ft) high. After being repurposed many times throughout history, only two of these columns remain. Make your way around the raised walkways and look down into the ruins that now sit in the center of the city. Visit the Museum of Syracuse to view a scale model of the temple and a video allowing you to see what the inside once looked like. Make Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo) a part of your Syracuse vacation plans using our Syracuse itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    As you enter in Ortigia you notice this temple of Apollo, a blast from the past at your fingertips, impressive! Today stands on the square in front of the premises of the place.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Certainly if you did Segesta, Selinunte and Agrigento, this temple made pale figure. But anywhere else, this would be a must-see attraction. You will pass in front for sure. It is not highlighted but there a few columns and a section of the inner wall.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The Homestead is one of the most important and oldest temples of ancient Greece. Being in his presence, despite the gaps due to its history, inspires the same wonder that was to suggest to our predecessors. You might stay to admire for hours with its decadent charm, every hour of the day or night.
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  • Some nice parts of the temple in the park. Unfortunately you can not walk into it. Good view tough. Nice area. Market, bars and shops.
  • Syracuse is well worth a visit, drop past the temple of Apollo for a quick look or grab a bite to eat and a drink at one of the bars nearby
  • Not as great as the Apollo Temple in Didim/Turkey. Which everyone should see (only saying).
  • Nice square in Ortigia with some market on a side.
  • The great Antiquity of the place right in the middle of the city

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