Temple Of Apollo227 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Piazza Pancali, Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Temple, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids
The Temple of Apollo dates back to 6th century BC and is the oldest Greek temple in Sicily and the second oldest in the world. Over the course of history, the temple was transformed into a Byzantine church, a Mosque and into a Norman church. However, today, its ruins embrace its varied history and even though only two of its original 22 columns stand tall, the scattered ruins still manage to spin a rustic charm for its curious visitors. Originally, the shorter side used to have 6 columns and the longer side had 17 columns and a second row of columns were laid down before the pronaos (that represented the front section of the church).
A short walk around the ruins and you can spot the fences on the west and south side. You can also find the remains of a tower on the west side of the structure that dates back to the Byzantine era.
Highlights of the place include:
- The inscription on the steps on the east side that say the temple is dedicated to Apollo.
- Arabic inscriptions that date back to the time when the place was transformed into a Mosque.
Entrance Ticket Details For Temple Of Apollo
- Admission to the place is free of cost.
How to Reach Temple Of Apollo
- By Bus: at Interbus Spa (3.8 kilometers away)
- By Train: Siracusa Train station (3.8 kilometers away)
- On Foot
- By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car
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91.16% of people who visit Syracuse include Temple Of Apollo in their plan
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32.79% of people start their Temple Of Apollo visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Temple Of Apollo
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