Temple of apollo – Syracuse

The Temple of Apollo (Greek: Ἀπολλώνιον Apollonion) is one of the most important ancient Greek monuments on Ortygia, in front of the Piazza Pancali in SyracuseSicilyItaly. My trip to Syracuse was inspired by the resident of the famous mathematician Archimedes who died here in 212 BC. Having visited the Athens Museum and seen the the Antikythera mechanism (which is an ancient Greek hand-powered orrery, described as the first analogue computer, the oldest known example of such a device used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendar and astrological purposes) I knew this was a place a wanted to visit. Its a great day out and although the temple is its only real site of ancient historical interest there are other sites nearby that are well worth a visit.