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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), Syracuse

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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3.5/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • almost at the entrance to the old town you can pass without seeing it, it is worth taking the time to see the remains of the Temple of the Greek Dios
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  • Much is not about of this temple, but he is kind of funny and it is in a nice square in the old town. J comes there anyway along as you walk in Ortiga
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  • The Piazza where the Temple lies seems to draw you - first place we found when we ventured out. The scale of the columns and the capitals in the last two are very impressive. Where has the rest of it ...  read more »
  • The 7th century BC ruins are located right next to the markets, and you probably only need a few minutes to admire what remains. You would barely know the significance of the attraction based on the signage around the monument. You can admire the temple from the rails erected to protect the site.
  • Easy to miss and walk past. It's free and a significant piece of architectural history worth seeing.
  • Good spot for start your ancient journey in Ortigia.
  • Beautiful. The Apollo temple is the 2nd oldest Greek temple in the world.
  • Great theatre with a viev of Mt. Etna
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