Naos tou Apollona - Portara, Naxos Town

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All that's left of a temple to Apollo, Naos tou Apollona - Portara forms a dramatic frame of ancient colonnades against the sky and has become an icon of the town. Located on the island of Palatia, the attraction represents the remains of the cultural and trade center of ancient Naxos. The rest of the temple was used to construct a castle in the city center by the Venetians. Plan your Naos tou Apollona - Portara visit and explore what else you can see and do in Naxos Town using our Naxos Town visit planner.
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  • best sunset i ever saw on cyclades.An ancient temple where you can see the sun goes down,in the sea.beautiful romantic place for couples  more »
  • We went there at night. No one was there and it was wonderful with the sound of ocean and lights from the town as background. Free entry.  more »
  • This is Naxos' favourite place to view the sunset. So everybody is walking up just after 6pm (October) to get ready for it. Below the rock is a small bar at the water to have a drink before or...  more »
  • It’s good, the foods nice and the beds are nice
  • Though it gets crowded at sunset there was plenty of space to sit and enjoy the view and magnificent portara.
  • Wonderful historical place where you can still feel the holiness of the sacred ground devoted to Apollo. The arch is the symbol of Naxos island, and it gives opportunity for some wonderful pics of the island landscape, with the sun growing through the arch in the morning, or diving in the sea at the sunset. Very close to the city center, so it is definitely easy to go there by feet and enjoy the view.
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  • Simplistic and have a great view

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