Syracuse, Temple of Apollo


Syracuse: the ancient capital of Sicily.

Temple of Apollo

The temple of Apollo stoof at the northern edge of the island Ortygia and is the most visible of ancient remains in the historical center of modern Syracuse. It is made of local stone. According to an inscription that can be read on the podium at the front of the temple, was built by an architect named Epicles, in c.575 BCE.

The sanctuary may have replaced an earlier temple to the same god, because it is unlikely that a colony of Corinth would not have dedicated a temple to the god of its hometown. This photo shows the remains of the temple again.