Ode to Ortygia


Thus far the most beautiful city nestled on an Island of narrow streets that maze and curve within ancient sea walls surrounding every magnificence of its beauty. Within the province of Syracuse, in the southeast corner the Island dates back to 734 BC where Greek settlers founded and built upon some of the most preserved historical sites. This is Ortygia Island also known as Citta’ Vecchia (old city) and in Greek means, Quail. Where we took in the ruins of The Temple of Apollo which dates to the 6th century. One of its walls still remains nearly intact and located at Piazza Pantalica when our evening started at the Cafe Apollo and continued along the harbour, breezed along the coast line, marvelling through Piazza Duomo, winding our ways through the alleys and tiny streets past amazing architecture, endless slew of restaurants before resting to dine on the sea front of where our destination began a few blocks away. The Island is easily enjoyed on foot and the best way to take in all the sights and wonders of this amazing Island. I could live in this city forever! So, please enjoy my gallery of photos below. Another trip next week with friends are to follow, this time the Fountian of Arethus and Piazza Archimedes are a must to see.

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18 thoughts on “Ode to Ortygia

    • Jeni Johnson says:

      Thanks, I agree. I took all the photos within a day and am always discouraged to post just a few. Thats why i galleried it. What do you think? Sicily, place you make consider visiting one day? On your bucket list now?

    • Jeni Johnson says:

      Thank you! Yes, I took every single photos my self except for the ones of myself. My Husband did those. There were so many pictures I couldn’t notate my signature on them. But you’ve reminded me to note my credits below. Thank you!

    • Jeni Johnson says:

      Us too, there is a cruise we are considering taking to Greece while we are here. Hopefully it’s a destination we can meet! 🙂

      • kategreer says:

        I’ll be in Europe soon, but sadly, I won’t be near Greece. One day!

    • Jeni Johnson says:

      Thank you! I took all the photo’s except of the ones of my self. LOL!

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