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Address: | Islet of Palatia, Naxos Town 84300, Greece
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''Portara'' - Ancient Greek Temple dedicated to God of Music Apollon

Portara is the landmark of Naxos Island you have to visit in order to learn about Naxos' ancient history.Greek warrior Theseus , after the Trojan War was in love with Ariadne of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Portara is the landmark of Naxos Island you have to visit in order to learn about Naxos' ancient history.Greek warrior Theseus , after the Trojan War was in love with Ariadne of Crete , the daughter of Cretan King Minos.When Theseus and Ariadne reached Naxos , they gave order to build a Temple dedicated to Greek God Apollon.Since then Naxos... More 

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Suresnes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is a must for the best sunset in Cyclades after Santorini, it is beautiful all day. The climb is easy and the view from the steep rocks down to the sea will fill you with awe.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great spot to watch the sunset. Get up there early for plenty of photo ops before the crowds and then settle in on the ocean side of the hill for the sunset.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Majestic view of the sea and town. Take pictures when the sun sets. Truly romantic for couples. It's rewarding.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We walked up to the Portara from our hotel (Grotta) for a sunset. The views are fantastic and the sunset colours are beautiful. One can spend as long as they like at this place connecting with nature. Do bring a flashlight if you intend to stay longer after sunset as it can get really dark

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Holden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This giant doorway is the only remaining segment of a temple to Apollo begun in 530BC. It was never completed. Views from here are spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This imposing 8-meters high doorway is the only remain of once magnificent Temple dedicated to the Delian Apollo. Temple was built by tyrant Lygdamis of Naxos at 6th century BC. Temple was erected and operational, and works were nearly but not really finished due to political circumstances. After a line of earthquakes, temple was ruined and never been restores since,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a unique and very nice place to visit anytime (day or night). It was Apollo's temple and ruins are there. From portara you can see almost all Naxos Chrora. In night you see only the Portara (door) and its amazing. Its a walking distance form Chora and you should must visit. Avoid in day time in summer though... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This ancient temple stand overlooking the harbor and is great to visit at sunset. It indefinably takes you back to ancient times. Its a very impressive structure.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The history behind this temple is fascinating and its amazing that its the door is standing after so many years. Perfect location to watch the sunset from.

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