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Portara, Naxos Town

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All that's left of a temple to Apollo, 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 Portara visit and explore what else you can see and do in Naxos Town using our Naxos Town visit planner.
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  • Spectacular Sunset views. Feels like you are in a portrait when you stand in front of it. Its like a door opens in the world like a gateway to another world.  more »
  • An easy walk from town! Good for those with physical difficulties or those who just want an easy walk. Beautiful at sunset. I would recommend coming at that time. Can get windy up top. Lovely views...  more »
  • Thé portera is the long standing symbol of Naxos. It’s a great place to take that memorable photo! It’s a brief uphill walk from the port. While there, ensure that you wander through the old town...  more »

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